Lesson 14

Count Out Objects

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to count out a given number of objects.

Lesson Narrative

Counting out objects requires students to remember which number they need to stop at while also matching each object with one number. In this lesson, students create multiple groups with the same number of objects that match written numbers.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR7

Activity 1: Toppings on Pizza

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Given a written number, count out a group of objects.

Student Facing

  • Let’s figure out how many toppings we need to put on our pizza.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Bingo Stages 1-3 Gameboard
  • Reference Sheet Numbers (1–10) with 5-Frames
  • Number Cards (0-10)

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Create a set of number cards from the blackline master for each group of 2. Remove the cards with 0 from the sets. 

Activity 2:

  • Each group of 2 to 4 students needs a piece of chart paper with a number (1-10) written at the top.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Number Race, Stage 1
    • Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
    • Math Fingers, Stages 1 and 2

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

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

Teacher Reflection Questions

In the next lesson, students draw groups of images to represent numbers. What did you learn about each student in today’s activities that is helpful in planning for the counting activity tomorrow?

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