## Let's Count to 5

In this unit, students make groups of zero through five objects and connect number words to the groups. They use numerals to record the size of a group. Familiar nursery rhymes and songs and visual, auditory, and kinesthetic activities are included in each lesson. This unit is most appropriate for students learning at the prekindergarten and kindergarten levels.

### Math Content

Students will:

- Understand relationships among whole numbers.
- Develop counting strategies, including rote counting and rational counting to maintain a one-to-one correspondence between objects and number words.
- Represent numbers in multiple ways, including grouping, ordering, and describing groups.
- Match numerals and sets.

### Focus on Two

Pre-K-2

A nursery rhyme provides a context for using the number 2. Students make groups of two, write the numeral 2, and record a group of two on a personal recording chart. ### Three in a Set

Pre-K-2

In this lesson, students construct sets of three, compare them with sets of two, and write the numeral 3. They also show a set of three on their recording chart. ### One, Two, Three--Go

Pre-K-2

After reviewing the numbers 2 and 3, students construct and identify sets of one. They compare sets of one, two, and three objects and record a set of three in chart form. ### Finding Four

Pre-K-2

Students explore the number 4. They make sets of four, write the numeral 4, and compare sets of four to sets of one, two, and three.### Here's a Handful

Pre-K-2

Students construct sets of up to five items, write the numeral 5, identify sets of five, and record "5" on a chart. They also play a game that requires recognizing the numerals to 5. This lesson provides opportunities for connecting mathematics with music.### Zero Our Hero

Pre-K-2

Students explore sets of zero items and practice writing the numbers 0 through 5. Students count back from five, identify sets of up to five items, and record "0" on a chart. They also construct sets of up to five items.