## Contents

Connections to the 3 Curriculum Threads

Featured Standards for Mathematical Practice

## Connections to the 3 Curriculum Threads

Learn more about the 3 Curriculum Threads

**Operations: **In this unit, students practice adding/counting numbers to answer “How Many” objects are in a line, row or set. This helps build toward an understanding of addition as putting numbers together.

**Number: **In this unit, students continue to develop their early number sense by working to know number names, which allows them to count objects and use numbers to describe how many in a row, array or set.

**Equivalence: **Counting demonstrates the one-to-one correspondence of one shape and the number one. One row in an array is equivalent to one number. The whole array is equivalent to one number.

## Content Standards Addressed

### K.CC.B: Count to tell the number of objects.

**K.CC.B.5: **Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line

### K.MD.B: Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.

**K.MD.B.3: **Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.

### K.G.A: Identify and describe shapes.

**K.G.A.1: **Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

## Featured Standards for Mathematical Practice

**S.MP.1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.**

**S.MP.3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.**

## Major Representations Used

Shapes represent many objects familiar to Kindergarten students (for example, ball= circle, juice box=square, clock=circle, door=rectangle, triangle=pizza slice, etc.)