Lesson 16
Write Numbers to Represent Quantities
Lesson Purpose
The purpose of this lesson is for students to write numbers to represent quantities.
Lesson Narrative
Students count groups of objects and images and write numbers to show how many in each group. Writing numbers backwards (“reversals”) and incorrectly forming numbers is expected in kindergarten. The emphasis is on students writing a number that is recognizable to others with practice.
 Engagement
 MLR8
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Write numbers 110 to represent a quantity.
Student Facing
 Let’s write numbers to show how many there are.
Required Materials
Materials to Gather
Materials to Copy
 Math Stories Stage 1 Recording Sheet
 Math Stories Stage 1 and 4 Pictures
Required Preparation
Activity 2:
 Each student needs a brown paper (not see through) bag with 1 to 10 objects inside.
Activity 3:
 Gather materials from:
 Math Stories, Stage 1
 Math Libs, Stage 1
 Bingo, Stages 1 and 2
 Number Race, Stage 1
 Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
 Math Fingers, Stages 1 and 2
CCSS Standards
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  10 min 
Activity 2  15 min 
Activity 3  20 min 
Lesson Synthesis  5 min 
Cooldown  0 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
The CCSS require students to compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals. How has the work of this section helped students prepare to meet this standard?
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