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Agricultural survey and the documentation of livestock or goods was the basis for the first written language. Youngsters discuss sorting and counting, and how these skills have been used for thousands of years. They accent their class discussion by reading an informational passage and using the information to create a survey-inspired work of art.
K - 3rd Math 28 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Assessing Counting Sequences Part I
Working with kindergartners one-on-one, you will identify their ability to count by 1s and 10s and conclude what levels they have mastered, as well as where they need skills practice and instruction. The commentary provided will aid you in knowing what to look for when administering this assessment.
K Math 12 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Counting Circles II
Fill those extra ten minutes of math time with this fun counting activity. Given a short sequence of numbers, young mathematicians stand in a circle and count one-by-one until the last number is reached, at which point the whole group claps and the last child has a seat in the middle of the circle.
K - 2nd Math 35 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Counting to 30 (Scavenger Hunt)
Give me a high five! Do your scholars know where this term comes from? Use it as an introduction to numbers 0-5, using number cards to play a counting game with learners. What number comes next? Have them hold up their fingers to indicate the number after each digit on the cards.
Pre-K - 1st Math 78 Views 120 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Native American Culture: Counting, 1:1 Correspondence
Kindergarteners practice showing 1:1 correspondence while incorporating information they learned about a local Native American culture. The objects used for counting are taken from the previous day's Native American lesson. The intention is for them to use the newly-acquired vocabulary while building 1:1 correspondence and counting skills.
K Math 8 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Choral Counting I
Using a 100s chart or a number line with a pointer, work with your class to count up to 100 by ones and tens. As a part of daily instruction, prompt your kindergartners to chant count from 1 to 30. Move on to 1 to 50, and then from 1 to 100.
K Math 31 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Choral Counting II
Using a number line or a 100s chart that extends past 100, practice counting from 1 to 120 with your class. As a part of daily instruction, chant count in sequence from 1 to 100 and then randomly chose a number and count onward to 120. Visually highlight multiples of ten and chant in sequence by 10s, 5s, and 2s.
1st Math 5 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Start/Stop Counting II
Take stroll around the classroom while teaching young mathematicians to count fluently with this whole-group math activity. The teacher starts things off by walking around the room while counting up from the number one and continues until he/she stops and taps a student on the shoulder.
K - 2nd Math 19 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sort and Count II
Capture the engagement of young mathematicians with this hands-on sorting activity. Given a bag of objects, students work independently sorting the items based on their physical attributes, counting to determine the size of each group. This process is repeated as young learners explore different ways of sorting the same set of objects.
Pre-K - 1st Math 32 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sort and Count
Young mathematicians are on their feet and moving around in this primary grade sorting activity. After giving each child an object or picture card, they then sort themselves into groups, counting to see which has the most or least members. As additional support, consider creating sentence frames and flash cards that correctly model how to use comparison language.
Pre-K - 1st Math 26 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
More and Less Handfuls
Working as a pair, two kindergartners will sit at a table and will pick two handfuls of counters. They will combine their individual handfuls into one, and count their own selection. They will then draw and record their count on a record worksheet (not provided but see the set-up section on the lesson plan for details on how to create).
K Math 18 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Numbers and Words: 1-10
Use the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games to guide your teaching of numbers to young learners. After counting to 10 as a whole class, discuss different ways numbers are used in the Olympics. Then, break the class into 10 groups, asking each one to draw a picture showing a different number of objects between one and 10.
K - 2nd Math 59 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learning how to read a schedule and determine when you will depart and arrive is an everyday skill that builds competency in chart reading, subtraction, elapsed time, and counting on. Learners discuss how to solve timetable problems and then work through a few as a class and on their own.
3rd - 5th Math 9 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Activities that Build Number Sense
Have fun while building the number sense of young mathematicians with this list of ten-frame learning games. From developing cardinality and counting skills to learning place value and basic addition strategies, ten-frames are excellent math models that support the growth of young learners.
K - 2nd Math 95 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity, young historians discover the process the Nakota people used to design their winter counts to chronicle their history.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 49 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Counting Back: Lesson 1 of 7
Foundational arithmetic is taught using fish-shaped crackers. Little fishermen find differences by counting. They record subtraction in pictures and in vertical and horizontal equation formats. Two excellent worksheets are included in the plan which will facilitate the instruction.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 20 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Find the Area of a Rectangle by Counting Columns and Rows
When finding the area of rectangles, understanding the arrangement of unit squares in rows and columns is essential. The visual models included in this instructional video help to clearly define rows and columns for young mathematicians, using multiple examples to model how they are used to skip count when determining the area of a rectangles.
6 mins 2nd - 4th Math 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Solve Multiplication Problems: Using Skip Counting
Explore yet another use of number lines as young mathematicians learn to answer multiplication problems by skip counting. This problem solving approach is clearly modeled with the examples presented in the third video of this series. Young learners demonstrate their understanding of this method by solving the additional word problem included in the Guided Practice video.
4 mins 2nd - 4th Math 10 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Math Lesson Plan: Halloween Candy Counting
Post-Halloween learners bring in candy treats to use for counting practice. They estimate how full a bowl of candy will get when there are 100 and 200 pieces of candy counted and put in it. They take turns counting to 100 and 200; counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, etc.
K - 2nd Math 18 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Think counting sheep will put you to sleep? Not in this engaging lesson! Scholars get a brief background on shepherds' methods of counting their sheep and the various ways sheep are kept and used. Learners get a geographical perspective on the original shepherding countries and learn the Celtic terms originally used to count a score of sheep.
3rd - 6th Math 9 Views 83 Downloads