Math in Informal Spaces

Pre-K / Math / Counting
CCSS: Math.K.CC.B.4

Common Core State Standards






Counting & Cardinality


Count to tell the number of objects


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.

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Count real-world objects during breakfast and work time


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Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Torres infuse math into her students' breakfast experience?
  • What kinds of questions do you hear Ms. Torres asking?
  • How could you encourage students to use math in informal spaces?

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