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Let's Count to 10

Pre-K-2
Number and Operations
Grace M. Burton
Location: unknown

In this unit, students make groups of zero to 10 objects, connect number names to the groups, compose and decompose numbers, and use numerals to record the size of a group. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are included in each lesson. The unit is most appropriate for students learning at the kindergarten and grade-level one.  

Math Content 

Students will: 

  • Understand the concept of number.  
  • Build relationships between numbers.  
  • Become familiar with equality. 

 

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Number and Operations

Building Numbers to Five

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students make groups of zero to 5 objects, connect number names to the groups, compose and decompose numbers, and use numerals to record the size of a group. Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are used to help students begin to acquire a sense of number.
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Number and Operations

Writing Numerals to Five

Pre-K-2
As students construct groups of a given size, recognize the number in the group, and record that number in numerals, they learn the number words through 5 in order (namely, to rote count), and develop the ability to count rationally.
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Number and Operations

Building Sets of Six

Pre-K-2
In this lesson, students construct sets of six, compare them with sets of a size up to six objects, and write the numeral 6. They also show a set of six on a "10" Frame and on a recording chart.
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Number and Operations

Building Sets of Seven

Pre-K-2
Students construct and identify sets of seven objects. They compare sets of up to seven items, and record a set of seven in chart form.
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Number and Operations

Building Sets of Eight

Pre-K-2
Students explore the number 8. They make and decompose sets of eight, write the numeral 8, and compare sets of up to eight objects.
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Number and Operations

Building Sets of Nine

Pre-K-2
Students construct sets of up to nine items, write the numeral 9, and record nine on a chart. They also play a game that requires identifying sets of up to nine objects.
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Number and Operations

Building Sets of Ten

Pre-K-2
Students explore sets of up to 10 items and practice writing the numbers 0 through 10. Students count back from 10, identify sets of up to 10 objects, and record 10 on a chart. They also construct and decompose sets of up to 10 items.
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Wrapping Up the Unit

Pre-K-2
Students review this unit by creating, decomposing, and comparing sets of zero to 10 objects and by writing the cardinal number for each set.