Mathematics Kindergarten

Strand: COUNTING AND CARDINALITY (K.CC)

Know number names and the counting sequence (Standards K.CC.1–3). Count to tell the number of objects (Standards K.CC. 4–5). Identify and compare quantities of objects and numerals (Standards K.CC.6–7).

Standard K.CC.6.

Use matching or counting strategies to identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group. Include groups with up to ten objects.

• Biggest Number Wins
Given a set of number cards students play a game which requires them to determine which of two numbers is greater.
• Guess the Marbles in the Bag
This activity has students guess how many objects are in a bag and then use the comparison terms less than, greater than or equal to to compare the various guesses.
• Kindergarten Mathematics Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10
After students observed, analyzed, and classified objects by shape into pre-determined categories in Module 2, they now compare and analyze length, weight, volume, and, finally, number in Module 3. The module supports students understanding of amounts and their developing number sense. The module culminates in a three-day exploration, one day devoted to each attribute: length, weight, and volume.
• More and Less Handfuls
Each student grabs two handfuls of counters. The student combines his/her handfuls into one collection and then counts them. The student then draws and records the quantity on a student-recording sheet.
• USBE Core Guide for Domain: Counting and Cardinality (KCC6)
This math guide provides academic vocabulary, instructional strategies, teacher resources, and assessment tasks for the Counting and Cardinality domain.
• Unit 2: Comparing Numbers
For numbers 11 to19, Kindergarten students choose, combine, and apply strategies for answering quantitative questions. This includes composing and decomposing numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones by writing and representing the numbers, counting and producing sets of given sizes, counting the number of objects in combined sets, or counting the number of objects that remain in a set after some are taken away. Objects, pictures, actions, and explanations are used to solve problems and represent thinking.
• Which number is greater? Which number is less? How do you know?
The purpose of this task is for students to explain how they know one quantity is greater or less than another quantity. Students will easily be able to identify which number is greater or less. However, explaining their reasoning will help them solidify their number sense skills.

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