I have posted some ideas that can assist you in tackling the common core outcomes in relation to the strand “Counting and Cardinality”. The activity sheets for these activities are found in the “Math Focus Program” which is included in the membership.

**K.CC.A.1**

**I can count to 100 by ones and tens**

**Math Counting to 100 and Positive Behaviors**

Award

This activity worked really worked well for me. I combined earning positive behavior points with counting to 100. I attach plastic cups to hooks on the wall and mark these off with tens numerals. Each time I notice somebody practicing positive behavior they take an award and place it in the proper ten cup. We count how many awards there are at the end of each day and together we ensure there are only 10 per cup. We practice counting by ones and tens to see how many we have accumulated. We have a celebration once 100 awards have been accumulated. The awards I use are found in the link below. The amount is also marked off on the hundreds chart.

Positive Behavior Awards

**K.CC.A.2**

**I can count forward starting at any number. **

In the “Math Focus Curriculum Program” you will find a 100’s chart. I use this for a number of math activities. This can be used to help meet the curriclum outcomes. A student can randomly come forward and select a number. Together, practice counting forward from the number selected.

**K.CC.A. 3**

**I can write numbers 0-20 and show the correct amount of objects for these numbers.**

**K.CC.B. 4**

**I know a number represents an amount of objects.**

**K.CC.B. 4aa**

**When I count, I know each number I say represents one oject.**

**Introduction of These Concepts **

Sample Page Printing Booklet

**Printing Practice**

I use the ten frames to introduce printing numerals in relation to one-to-one correspondence, using the printing booklet found in the “Math Focus Curriculum Program”. The students practice printing the numeral on the dotted lines first and then without the dotted lines. They draw the correct amount of circles representing that numeral. A sample page is found in the photgraph on the left.

**Follow-up Math Station – Numberal Identification Printing Center**

Numeral Identification Printing Center

This is one of the math stations used within the “Math Focus Curriculum Program”. The students draw a ten frame card and print the numeral on the dotted printing sheet provided (can be placed in a plastic cover so they can be reused). They continue to draw the cards until they have printed all the numerals.

Crack the Egg Game

**K.CC.B. 4b**

**I know the last number I say is the number objects, even if I arrange them differently.**

**Crack the Egg Game**

I spray painted lima beans on one side red and left the opposite side plain. The students shake a container representing the focus number for that day. They draw the different ways that number can be represented according to how the lima beans were distributed (displayed in the photograph). I also incorporate addition within this activity.

**K.CC.B. 4c and 5**

**I know when I count the number gets bigger. I can count 20 things.**

Activities for these outcomes can be incorporated through your daily activities such as clapping, jumping and calendar.

Greater-Less-Equal-Activity

**K.CC.B. 6**

**I can tell if a group has great than, less than or an equal amount.**

**K.CC.B. 7**

**I can compare two printed numerals between 1-10**

**Ten Frames Activity to Help Meet These Outcomes.**

Student pairs take turns drawing a ten frame dotted math card. If they draw a card with a greater amount, they print the number on their dotted printing sheet. If they draw an equal amount, no number is printed. The game continues until both number sheets are completed

**FABULOUS FREEBIES – ANIMATED VIDEOS AND FOLLOW-UP SHEETS TO HELP MEET THESE OUTCOMES**

In the link below you will find you will find animated videos and sheets that also be used to address these learning outcomes.

Animated Numbers Video and Sheets

**FOCUS MATH PROGRAM**

Included in your membership is the “Focus Math Program”, more information can be found in the link below:

Focus Math Program

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