Elementary Mathematics

Kindergarten Unit 1 Overview and Standards


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Before You Begin this Unit…   Unit at a Glance

As students start kindergarten, you will want to know where to begin.  Assess student counting using Kathy Richardson Assessment 1 - Counting Objects – parts one and two as indicated on the Kindergarten math assessment outline.

Using this assessment will give you valuable information on where students are on K.CC.1, K.CC.4 and K.CC.5

Suggested Dates:
September 2- October 2

Estimated Duration:
23 days (21 lessons)
*Investigation 1: 6 lessons
*Investigation 2: 5 lessons *Investigation 3: 7 lessons *After finishing unit 1, teach the following DPI lessons: 1, 2, and 3 over five days

DPI Addition and Subtraction Unit

 Standards Addressed in the Unit

Link to CCSS Unpacking Document- updated June '15

Count to tell the Number of Objects K.CC.4a,b,c


K.CC.3
. Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

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

K.CC.4a When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

K.CC.4b  Understand 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.

K.G1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

K.MD.3
. Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count