Lesson 16

Represent Our Collections

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to count collections of objects. The focus is on students representing how they counted.

Lesson Narrative

In the Questions About Us routine, students use 5-frames to determine how many students are at school today. Students then count objects in different collections in a way that makes sense to them and represent their collections. The second activity is an optional activity that provides support in keeping track of which objects have been counted.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Count collections of objects.
  • Represent a collection of objects.

Student Facing

  • Let’s count collections of objects and show how we counted.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Questions About Us 5-Frames

Required Preparation

Warm-up:

Gather the poster created during Questions about Us in the previous lesson.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Connecting Cubes, Stages 1, 2, and 3
    • Pattern Blocks, Stages 1, 2, and 3
    • Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
    • Picture Books, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards

Addressing

Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

As you finish up this unit, reflect on the norms and activities that have supported each student in learning math. List ways you have seen each student grow as a young mathematician throughout this work. List ways you have seen yourself grow as a teacher. What will you continue to do and what will you improve upon in Unit 2?

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