# Matching Numbers

• Preschool, Kindergarten
• Math
• 45 minutes
• Standards: K.CC.B.4
• 5.0 based on 1 rating
July 9, 2015

Teach your class about the relationship between numbers and quantities with this lesson that has students use their counting skills to match a number of objects with their written value.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to understand the math concept that a given number of objects can be assigned only one number.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Gather students together and tell them that today they're going to learn about counting.
• Show students the number cards and the objects they will use to count.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Flip through the cards and have the students identify each number as you show them the card.
• As you lay down a card, read the number and count out the same number of objects and lay them next to the number card.
• Continue with the rest of the numbers and objects.
• Tell students that they will try this themselves.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Have students try the activity one at a time until you see that they have grasped the concept.
• Encourage students to try it even if they do not seem confident.
• Work alongside the students that need some help.
• Send students back to their tables to work independently by matching the numbers to objects.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Set up a work area for students with number cards and objects for counting.
• Allow students to experiment on their own.
• Rotate around the room to help struggling students.
• Appreciate students' efforts with positive comments.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: The same cards and objects can be used to introduce addition and subtraction to advanced students.

• Support: Focus on number identification and the development of fine motor skills with struggling students.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Observe your students as they work independently to see if they understand the lesson.
• Ask questions as they work to check if they have an understanding of the concept.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• Gather students back together and ask clarifying questions to solidify your class' understanding. Example: How many buttons should be given to the number 9 card?
• Review the lesson the next day or a few days later to check for absorption of material.