# Exploring Numbers with Counting Collections

Pre-K / Math / Number Sense
CCSS: Math.K.CC.B.4

Common Core State Standards

 Math Math K Kindergarten CC Counting & Cardinality B Count to tell the number of objects 4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. a. 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. b. 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. c. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger. Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.2 MB)

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### Lesson Objective

Count groups of manipulatives

6 min

### Questions to Consider

• How does Ms. Gaxiola use counting collections to help students build an understanding of addition and subtraction?
• What differentiation strategies does Ms. Gaxiola use?
• How could you make counting collections a part of your classroom routine?
Common Core Standards
Math.K.CC.B.4