Lesson Plans A3: Writing numbers from 0 to 20
Lesson Seeds A1: Last man standing
Lesson Seeds A1: Nearby teens game
Lesson Seeds A2: Pick a number
Lesson Seeds A2: Put them in order
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Progressions from Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds, teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery..
This unit extends the work that was done in Prekindergarten with numbers up to 10. Students in Kindergarten are expected to rote count to 100 by ones and by tens. Emphasis in this unit is placed on the counting sequence. Students should also demonstrate the ability to count forward beginning from a given number writing the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1), which is a prerequisite for counting on. In addition, students in Kindergarten will be expected to write numbers from 0-20 and to represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20, with 0 representing a count of no objects. Students will progress from saying the counting words to counting out objects and comparing numbers. This unit builds the foundation for students’ ability to count to find how many, and to model addition and subtraction with small sets of objects. It is the expectation that this unit will precede K.CC.4-7. Students should be provided multiple opportunities to connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent, using various physical models and representations, games, and hands-on activities. It is important to note that counting should not be taught in isolation and should be reinforced daily throughout the school year.
Focus Standards (Listed as Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus in the PARCC Content Framework documents for Grades 3-8):
Possible Student Outcomes:
The student will:
Evidence of Student Learning:
Fluency Expectations and Examples of Culminating Standards:
Interdisciplinary connections fall into a number of related categories:
Sample Assessment Items: The items included in this component will be aligned to the standards in the unit and will include:
rote counting: reciting numbers in order from memory without aligning them to objects, pictures, etc.
verbal counting: counting while aligning each number said to an object, picture, etc. in order to solve a problem.
cardinality: : is the understanding that when counting a set, the last number represents the total number of objects in the set.
Examples: This is a set of 3 stars
Part II – Instructional Connections outside the Focus Cluster
subitizing : the ability to recognize the total number of objects or shapes in a set without counting.