Count to Answer “How Many?”Kindergarten • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Counting and Cardinality, Math
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Rote Counting Numbers 1-20, 1 to 1 Correspondence Counting 1-20, Counting up to 20 Items, Count to Answer "How Many of Something?"
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencils, (crayons/colored pencils may be used in place of pencil if desired), items for “Seek and Find” activity (at least): 11 markers, 13 erasers, 10 paperclips, 9 books, 21 pencils, 16 dry erase markers, 19 rulers, 12 glue sticks, 17 blank pieces of paper, 20 crayons, 14 colored pencils, and 18 stickers, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Printable Resources: “Exit Slip” (as an optional assessment component, 1 copy per student), “Handout 1” (1 copy per student), “Handout 2”(1 copy per student), “Seek and Find” (1 copy per group of 3) Optional Printable Teacher Resources: “Challenge Questions” (1 copy to display)
Lesson Plan Description
This fully scripted Kindergarten half day lesson plan is broken down into 2 separate segments (30-60 minutes each). These lessons address Counting and Cardinality: Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects (K.CC.5). These lessons include: a review of counting to 20, whole group and partner practice counting up to 20 objects, a bonus counting to 20 challenge, an exit slip as an optional assessment component, and a game called, “Search and Find: A Game of Counting” to help students practice counting up to 20 objects.
- Segment 1: Students will rote count numbers 1 – 20, do 1 to 1 correspondence counting 1 – 20 as a whole group, practice counting up to 20 items arranged in different ways (line, rectangular array, and circle), count up to 10 items when scattered, practice counting items 1 – 20 with partners/a small group, and will display their understanding for rational counting for numbers up to 20.
- Segment 2: Students will play “Search and Find; a game of counting” to further strengthen their understanding of counting to answer “how many?” questions.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.