MA.K.NSO.1.1

Given a group of up to 20 objects, count the number of objects in that group and represent the number of objects with a written numeral. State the number of objects in a rearrangement of that group without recounting.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction focuses on developing an understanding of cardinality and one-to-one correspondence.

Clarification 2: Instruction includes counting objects and pictures presented in a line, rectangular array, circle or scattered arrangement. Objects presented in a scattered arrangement are limited to 10.

Clarification 3: Within this benchmark, the expectation is not to write the number in word form.

General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: K
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012020: Grade Kindergarten Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712015: Access Mathematics - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012005: Foundational Skills in Mathematics K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.K.NSO.1.AP.1: Given a group of up to 10 objects, count the number of objects in that group and represent the number by identifying the written numeral. Express the number of objects in a rearrangement of that group without recounting.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessments

How Many Dots?:

Students are shown dot cards and asked to determine how many dots are on each card.

Type: Formative Assessment

How Many Cubes?:

Students are asked to count cubes arranged in lines, arrays, and circles.

Type: Formative Assessment

Conservation of Cardinality:

Students are asked to count a set of cubes, rearrange the cubes, and then determine the number of cubes in the rearranged set.

Type: Formative Assessment

How Many Cubes Are There?:

Students are asked to count sets of cubes and determine how many cubes are in each set. Next, students are given a set of cubes and asked to count out a given number of cubes.

Type: Formative Assessment

You Can Do It, Sam:

Students are read the book, You Can Do It, Sam, by Amy Hest and are asked to count the number of cakes and houses in the illustrations.

Type: Formative Assessment

Which Set Has One More?:

Students identify the set that contains one more than a given number.

Type: Formative Assessment

Model and Write Numbers:

Students use counters and ten frames to model and write given numbers.

Type: Formative Assessment

Matching Ten Frames to Numerals:

Students are asked to match four ten frames representing different numbers to the correct numerals.

Type: Formative Assessment

Is it Still Seven?:

Students are asked to count a set of seven cubes, rearrange the cubes, and then determine the number of cubes in the rearranged set.

Type: Formative Assessment

How Do I Write the Number?:

Students count the objects in a set and write the number of objects they counted.

Type: Formative Assessment

Field Trip to the Fire Station:

Students write the number of objects counted in sets of objects.

Type: Formative Assessment

Fall Math Story:

Students write the numbers they hear in a story.

Type: Formative Assessment

Books and Bookmarks:

Students are asked to count eight books and decide how many bookmarks they would need if they gave each book a bookmark.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Spring Festival Flower:

In this MEA, students will help pick a flower that will be the focus of the Spring Festival.  They will practice counting pictures and representing the number of pictures with a written numeral.

Type: Lesson Plan

If You Give a Teacher a Cookie...:

More than, less than, or equal to? Which would you rather have? Well, it depends upon the situation. Let's compare objects and numbers and decide if it is best to have more of something, less of something, or just as much as someone else.

Type: Lesson Plan

Vegetables…in Cupcakes?!:

In teams, students will make decisions about how to select the best bakery based on various cupcake characteristics (e.g., taste, smell).

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

Type: Lesson Plan

Birds of a Feather:

Students will go on a simulated bird-watching trip around the classroom.  They will collect and sort images of various birds into categories based on their visible characteristics.  They will use these groups of bird images to practice counting and comparing objects in different categories.  Students will use descriptions of bald eagles in the book, The Bald Eagle by Norman Pearl, to identify images of bald eagles among their categories and discuss how the bald eagle is a symbol of the United States.

 

Type: Lesson Plan

Let's Count the Steps:

Students will count items with numbers ranging from zero to twenty in an outdoor environment (can also be done indoors) and, when given a number up to 20, will count steps, using body movement in the form of "taking steps" on a number line to enhance learning.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Lucy is 5! Recognizing and Writing Number 5:

Learn to how to recognize and write the number 5 and count up to 5 objects using 10 frames and number lines as you help Lucy the dog plan a party in this interactive tutorial.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Circus Time With Number 4, Recognizing and Writing Number 4:

Help Lucy the dog recognize and write number 4.  She will also learn to count up to 4 objects using a ten frame and number line in this interactive tutorial.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

We Have 2 Bones! Recognizing and Writing Number 2:

Help Lucy and Izzy learn to recognize and write the number 2. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also count two objects and use a 10 frame and a number line. 

This is part 2 in a multi-part series. Click below to open the other tutorials.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Where Is My Bone? Recognizing and Writing Numbers 0 and 1:

Help Lucy and Izzy explore the numbers 0 and 1 using writing, ten frames and number lines in this interactive tutorial.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Stars and Stripes Part 1: Sorting Into Groups:

Learn about the American flag by identifying colors and shapes and sorting parts of flag designs into groups in this interactive S.T.E.M. and civics integrated tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Spring Festival Flower:

In this MEA, students will help pick a flower that will be the focus of the Spring Festival.  They will practice counting pictures and representing the number of pictures with a written numeral.

Vegetables…in Cupcakes?!:

In teams, students will make decisions about how to select the best bakery based on various cupcake characteristics (e.g., taste, smell).

Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

MFAS Formative Assessments

Books and Bookmarks:

Students are asked to count eight books and decide how many bookmarks they would need if they gave each book a bookmark.

Conservation of Cardinality:

Students are asked to count a set of cubes, rearrange the cubes, and then determine the number of cubes in the rearranged set.

Fall Math Story:

Students write the numbers they hear in a story.

Field Trip to the Fire Station:

Students write the number of objects counted in sets of objects.

How Do I Write the Number?:

Students count the objects in a set and write the number of objects they counted.

How Many Cubes Are There?:

Students are asked to count sets of cubes and determine how many cubes are in each set. Next, students are given a set of cubes and asked to count out a given number of cubes.

How Many Cubes?:

Students are asked to count cubes arranged in lines, arrays, and circles.

How Many Dots?:

Students are shown dot cards and asked to determine how many dots are on each card.

Is it Still Seven?:

Students are asked to count a set of seven cubes, rearrange the cubes, and then determine the number of cubes in the rearranged set.

Matching Ten Frames to Numerals:

Students are asked to match four ten frames representing different numbers to the correct numerals.

Model and Write Numbers:

Students use counters and ten frames to model and write given numbers.

Which Set Has One More?:

Students identify the set that contains one more than a given number.

You Can Do It, Sam:

Students are read the book, You Can Do It, Sam, by Amy Hest and are asked to count the number of cakes and houses in the illustrations.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Circus Time With Number 4, Recognizing and Writing Number 4:

Help Lucy the dog recognize and write number 4.  She will also learn to count up to 4 objects using a ten frame and number line in this interactive tutorial.  

Lucy is 5! Recognizing and Writing Number 5:

Learn to how to recognize and write the number 5 and count up to 5 objects using 10 frames and number lines as you help Lucy the dog plan a party in this interactive tutorial.  

We Have 2 Bones! Recognizing and Writing Number 2:

Help Lucy and Izzy learn to recognize and write the number 2. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also count two objects and use a 10 frame and a number line. 

This is part 2 in a multi-part series. Click below to open the other tutorials.

Where Is My Bone? Recognizing and Writing Numbers 0 and 1:

Help Lucy and Izzy explore the numbers 0 and 1 using writing, ten frames and number lines in this interactive tutorial.  

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

Lucy is 5! Recognizing and Writing Number 5:

Learn to how to recognize and write the number 5 and count up to 5 objects using 10 frames and number lines as you help Lucy the dog plan a party in this interactive tutorial.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Circus Time With Number 4, Recognizing and Writing Number 4:

Help Lucy the dog recognize and write number 4.  She will also learn to count up to 4 objects using a ten frame and number line in this interactive tutorial.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

We Have 2 Bones! Recognizing and Writing Number 2:

Help Lucy and Izzy learn to recognize and write the number 2. In this interactive tutorial, you'll also count two objects and use a 10 frame and a number line. 

This is part 2 in a multi-part series. Click below to open the other tutorials.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Where Is My Bone? Recognizing and Writing Numbers 0 and 1:

Help Lucy and Izzy explore the numbers 0 and 1 using writing, ten frames and number lines in this interactive tutorial.  

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Stars and Stripes Part 1: Sorting Into Groups:

Learn about the American flag by identifying colors and shapes and sorting parts of flag designs into groups in this interactive S.T.E.M. and civics integrated tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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