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Year 1

Counting objects within ten

I can count objects one by one and know how many altogether.

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Year 1

Counting objects within ten

I can count objects one by one and know how many altogether.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. Keep one-to-one correspondence between number words and objects.
2. Know objects can be moved from an irregular arrangement into a line to aid counting.
3. Understand that the last number counted tells us 'how many' so far (the cardinal principle).

Common misconception

Missing out an object or counting one twice. Recounting without concluding how many there are.

Encourage using one finger to move and count each object. From the third learning cycle, repeat 'there are ___ [noun]' following a count.

Keywords

• Altogether - You ask how many when you want to know the number in a set or group

• Count - Count means to say the number names in order and to count a set to find out how many there are

• Number word - A number word is the word we say for that number so the number word for 2 is two

• Group - A group is a collection of objects or images

Children need lots of opportunities to count things in irregular arrangements. Prior to the lesson, gather the countable objects displayed in the slides for children to explore with you throughout the lesson.
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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Count forwards from 1. What will the next number in the count be?
7
9
10
Q2.
Count forwards from 3. What will the next number in the count be?
4
5
7
Q3.
Count forwards from 6. What will the next number in the count be?
0
9
Q4.
If we miss a number in our count, we can correct ourselves. Count forwards from 1. Which number is missing?
2
3
4
Q5.
If we miss a number in our count, we can correct ourselves. Count forwards from 1. Which number is missing?
9
10
Q6.
If we say the numbers in the wrong order, we can correct ourselves. Say each count. Which one is correct?
1, 2, 3, 5, 4, 6, 7, 8
Correct answer: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
5, 6, 9, 7, 8

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Count the apples. Start your count where the finger is pointing. What is the number word you use to tag the last apple?
Five
Seven
Q2.
Count the pens. Start your count wherever you like. What is the number word you use to tag the last pen?
Two
Four
Q3.
I tagged every object. The number word I used to tag the last object was nine. Which group of pens was I counting?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
Q4.
Count the leaves. How many leaves are there altogether?
1
3