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A Counting We Will Go

Lore Davis
Norton Elementary School (Alachua County Schools)

Description

Do you ever get tired of using the same old things to teach children how to count? This unit offers opportunities to use fun objects to teach and reinforce these skills. What do you think children would enjoy more, counting cubes or counting objects such as M&M candies, gummy candies, cat counters or zoo animal counters? The purpose of A Counting We Will Go is to involve students in the process of using sets of concrete materials to represent quantities to 10 or more given in verbal or written form. The students will participate in hands-on activities in which they will count and match objects to 10 or more using one-to-one correspondence. Students will make records of objects they count throughout the unit. These records will be kept in their math portfolios, which will be used for formative assessment. These records will show the student's growth from the beginning to the end of the unit.

Duration

The planned duration of this activity is 7 days.

Associated Files

Unit Plan Overview     File Extension:  pdf

Diagnostic Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

Summative Assessment     File Extension:  pdf

Lesson Plans

M&M Counting Fun
Students count up to 10 or more M&Ms using verbal names and one-to-one correspondence, as well as use sets of M&Ms to represent quantities given in verbal form.

Fish Count
Students participate in hands-on activities in which they count and match objects to 10 or more using one-to-one correspondence and make a record of objects counted, which will be kept in a math portfolio.

We're Counting at the Zoo!
Students use sets of concrete materials to represent, count and match quantities to 10 or more given in verbal or written form while participating in hands-on activities.

Here Kitty, Kitty
Students count up to ten objects in a group to find out how many.

Gummy Candy Count
Students count up to 10 objects in a group to find out how many.
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