MA.K.NSO.1.2

Given a number from 0 to 20, count out that many objects.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Instruction includes giving a number verbally or with a written numeral.
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

Benchmark Instructional Guide

Connecting Benchmarks/Horizontal Alignment

 

Terms from the K-12 Glossary

  • Cardinality Principle 
  • Whole Number

 

Vertical Alignment

Previous Benchmarks

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Purpose and Instructional Strategies

The purpose of this benchmark is to help students further develop the concept that counting gives the number of objects in a set and to reinforce the counting sequence. Students should count out a given number of objects, and if the counted set is rearranged or moved, students should restate the number of objects without counting. 
  • Instruction includes the use of manipulatives and pictorial representations. 
  • Instruction may use ten-frames or similar organizers to help students organize their counting (MTR.5.1). 
  • Instruction includes context to provide a purpose for counting (MTR.7.1).

 

Common Misconceptions or Errors

  • Students may skip or repeat numbers when counting out objects. 
    • For example, a student may say "14, 15, 17." 
  • Students may lose track of which objects have been counted.

 

Strategies to Support Tiered Instruction

  • Instruction includes modeling of a given target number to produce a set of objects beginning with quantities 0-5. The container holding the objects should contain a quantity greater than the target number so that students can demonstrate producing an exact set without going over the target number. Students must be able to identify the target number, what quantity that number represents, and where the target number is in relation to other numbers. 
    • Examples may include the following statements and questions to elicit student understanding: 
      • “What number is this?” 
      • “When you are counting, how will you know when to stop?” 
      • “Can you show me how many counters make this number?” 
      • “How can you keep track of how many you counted?” 
  • Instruction includes presenting students with number cards to 5 for matching quantities of counters to each number card. 
    • Example:

numbers 1-5

  • Teacher includes tasks for students exploring various containers to find which one contains the quantity of the target number card and match the remaining cards to their containers. Use five or ten frames to keep track of each quantity being counted. 
    • Example:

Instructional Tasks

Instructional Task 1 

Students can work together in a teacher center, or this task could be completed in a center independently. Students are given various objects to count (counters, bears, beans, paperclips, etc.), and bags labeled with various numbers 1-20. Choosing from the objects, students will count out the number and place each set in the bag. The teacher can scaffold by pairing students or strategically assigning certain numbers to students. 


Instructional Task 2 

There are five people sitting around a table. Everyone at the table needs to have one piece of paper and you want to make sure each person gets one. From a pack of paper, count out enough sheets to make sure everyone gets one.

 

Instructional Items

Instructional Item 1 

Count out and circle 15 flowers.


*The strategies, tasks and items included in the B1G-M are examples and should not be considered comprehensive.

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.2: Given a number from 0 to 10, count out that many objects.

Related Resources

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

Formative Assessments

How Many Dots Are There?:

Students count to tell how many dots are on the cards.

Type: Formative Assessment

How Many Cubes Does Brianna Need?:

Students are asked to show 12 cubes.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Make a Patriotic Holiday Calendar :

Students will make a personalized calendar of patriotic holidays to reference throughout the academic or full calendar year. 

Type: Lesson Plan

Quacking Addition – Sums within Ten:

This activity deepens the students' understanding of addition and recording addition sentences by using an engaging story about ducks in a pond.

Type: Lesson Plan

Fireflies - Numbers 11-19:

In this lesson, students will manipulate beans (fireflies) to represent numbers 11-19 as a unit of ten and a group of ones.

Type: Lesson Plan

Show me 1,2,3,4,5:

This lesson is designed to teach students to write and represent groups of numbers using drawings. This lesson will cover the numbers 1 to 5.

Type: Lesson Plan

Counting On With SPLASH:

In this lesson, students will count forward from a given number while manipulating animals in a pond during a read aloud by the teacher.

Type: Lesson Plan

Ten Cheers for Cheerios!:

Eating cereal may be fun, but counting out with it can be more fun! Hungry for a great time? Students will learn to count out 1-10 using cereal and help some mice escape from a hungry snake.

Type: Lesson Plan

All Together Now - or NOT - Part II:

In this lesson, students will use manipulatives and equations to model and solve subtraction equations.

Type: Lesson Plan

All Together Now, Part 1:

In this lesson students will use manipulatives and equations to model bringing together two smaller groups to make one large group. This is part one of a two part series. Part 2 is titled "All Together Now- or NOT" (Resource 49796).

Type: Lesson Plan

Mathematical Magic: A basic plan for setting up successful math centers:

In this lesson, students will learn the desired procedures and successful outcomes for conducting daily math centers that will help them become better learners. This lesson includes station activities for counting objects and representing the number with a written numeral. The procedure for math centers can be adapted for use in other grade levels.

Type: Lesson Plan

Ten Red Apples - One less:

This activity practices taking one away from a number to compose an equation.

Type: Lesson Plan

10 Fat Turkeys – Practice with Subtracting One Within Ten:

In this lesson, students will work with subtraction within 10 by taking 1 away from a number.

Type: Lesson Plan

Addition Story Problem Fun:

In this lesson, students will act out situations as an introduction to story problems. Students will also have the opportunity to solve addition story problems using manipulatives.

Type: Lesson Plan

Counting to Ten With Ten Black Dots:

In this lesson, students will practice one-to-one correspondence and counting to 10 using black dots as manipulative.

Type: Lesson Plan

How Many Goldfish?:

In this lesson, students will solve addition and subtraction word problems using Goldfish crackers. Students will also work with a partner to create and solve their own addition and subtraction word problems.

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

Count a Group of 0 to 5 Objects:

Help Gabriella and Olivia count groups of objects from 0 to 5 in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Connecting Geometry to Numbers:

Unlock an effective teaching strategy for connecting geometry and numbers in order to build number sense in this Teacher Perspectives video for educators.

Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

Teaching Idea

1-10 Book:

This teaching idea describes a project for kindergarten students. Students create a book of numbers 1-10. Each page has the numerical and written form of each number, as well as colorful drawings that corresponded to that number.

Type: Teaching Idea

MFAS Formative Assessments

How Many Cubes Does Brianna Need?:

Students are asked to show 12 cubes.

How Many Dots Are There?:

Students count to tell how many dots are on the cards.

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.  

Count a Group of 0 to 5 Objects:

Help Gabriella and Olivia count groups of objects from 0 to 5 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.  

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

Count a Group of 0 to 5 Objects:

Help Gabriella and Olivia count groups of objects from 0 to 5 in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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