## Let's Count to 10

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.

### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.### 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.