Weekly Overview

Weekly Topics

 The focus of this week’s instruction is to deepen students’ understanding of:

  • Ordering and writing numerals 0–5 to answer how many questions.
  • Making drawings of decompositions with totals of 4 and 5. 
  • Counting 10 objects in linear and array configurations.
  • Ordering quantities from 10 to 1, and matching numerals.
  • Comparing sets informally using more, less, and fewer.

Materials Needed

  • Student Print Packets for each day
  • End of Week Assessment
  • Math Talks Resources
  • Dry erase board with markers
  • Sheet protectors for templates
  • Linking Cubes
  • Beans
  • Construction paperwork mat
  • 5-group mat (Template)
  • 5-group cards (Template)
  • 5-group dot mat (Template)
  • Shapes (Template) cut out and arranged in rows on the board 

Standards Covered

K.CC.A.1 Count to 100 by ones, fives, and tens. Count backward from 10.

K.CC.A.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20.

K.CC.B.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

  1. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, using one-to-one correspondence.
  2. Recognize that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
  3. Recognize that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one greater.

K.CC.B.5 Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, 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.C.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group.

K.CC.C.7 Compare two given numbers up to 10, when written as numerals, using the terms greater than, less than, or equal to.

K.OA.A.4 Find the number that makes 10, when added to any given number, from 1 to 9 using objects or drawings. Record the answer using a drawing or writing an equation.


  • Number Path
  • Rekenrek
  • Left Hand Mat
  • Concrete materials in individual bags for counting and sorting (white beans painted red on one side, bags of twigs, dried leaves, dry pasta, pennies, plates, forks, spoons, cups, etc.)
  • Linking Cubes

Additional Terms and Symbols

  • Exactly the same, not exactly the same, and the same, but… (ways to analyze objects to match or sort)
  • Match (group items that are the same or that have the same given attribute)
  • Sort (group objects according to a particular attribute)
  • How many? (with reference to counting quantities or sets)
  • Hidden partners (embedded numbers)
  • Counting path (with reference to order of count)
  • Number story (stories with add to or take from situations)
  • Zero (understand the meaning of, write, and recognize)
  • Number sentence (3 = 2 + 1)
  • 5-group (pictured right)
  • Rows and columns (linear configuration types)
  • Number path
  • 1 more (e.g., 4. 1 more is 5.)
  • 1 less (e.g., 4. 1 less is 3.)

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks: Materials List.

Alternative Video Links

The links in this document are for users who cannot access the links in the lesson plans.