Lesson 17
Order Towers and Numbers
Lesson Purpose
Lesson Narrative
Students build cube towers to match each number from 1–10. They put the towers and numbers in order. Students may use the count sequence to put the numbers in order, or they may use the cube towers as representations of each number to help them put the numbers in order. This representation of the numbers and cube towers for each number will be used in the next lesson as students determine one more and one less than a given number.
During this lesson and throughout the section, students who are not yet recognizing written numbers should have access to the Reference Sheet Numbers (1–10) with 5frames blackline master.
 Representation
 MLR8
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Order numbers from 1–10.
Student Facing
 Let’s put numbers and cube towers in order from 1–10.
Required Materials
Required Preparation
Activity 1:
Activity 2:
Activity 3:
 Gather materials from:
 Math Stories, Stage 1
 Math Libs, Stage 1
 Number Race, Stage 1
CCSS Standards
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  15 min 
Activity 2  10 min 
Activity 3  20 min 
Lesson Synthesis  10 min 
Cooldown  0 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
In the first activity, students created towers for numbers. How does this relate to the standard K.CC.B.4.c?
(K.CC.B.4.c: Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.)
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