Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) K resources related to the following standard:
Counting and Cardinality
Count to tell the number of objects.
4. Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
a. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

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In this six lesson unit, students recognize and explore the relationships among pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They estimate and count sets of mixed coins, create equivalent sets, write story problems that involve money, and use coins to make patterns. Within the unit there is a link to US Mint. http://www.usmint.gov/kids/teachers/
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Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1, 2
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This interactive Flash game helps students practice counting, subitizing, and grouping by 10s, as they transport Okta the Octopus and his friends to a safe ocean. The goal is to select given numbers of Oktas as quickly as possible before the timer runs out. Then users count the total number of Oktas "saved" and identify that number on a number line. Students choose from three levels of difficulty, which vary according to time limit, range of target numbers, and whether visual target cues appear. These settings are customizable. Users who count incorrectly are given the option of visual help in recounting.
Activity, Game, Interactive Media
Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This Android app of Illumination's interactive Flash game "Okta's Rescue" helps students practice counting, subitizing, and grouping by 10s, as they transport Okta the Octopus and his friends to a safe ocean. The goal is to select given numbers of Oktas as quickly as possible before the timer runs out. Then users count the total number of Oktas "saved" and identify that number on a number line. Students choose from three levels of difficulty, which vary according to time limit, range of target numbers, and whether visual target cues appear. These settings are customizable. Users who count incorrectly are given the option of visual help in recounting.
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Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This iOS app of Illumination's interactive Flash game "Okta's Rescue" helps students practice counting, subitizing, and grouping by 10s, as they transport Okta the Octopus and his friends to a safe ocean. The goal is to select given numbers of Oktas as quickly as possible before the timer runs out. Then users count the total number of Oktas "saved" and identify that number on a number line. Students choose from three levels of difficulty, which vary according to time limit, range of target numbers, and whether visual target cues appear. These settings are customizable. Users who count incorrectly are given the option of visual help in recounting.
Game, Mobile App
Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This webpage and the linked page, Learning to Count, discuss the development of children's ability to count and related skills, including one-to-one correspondence, conservation of number, and subitizing. The resource includes four teaching activities that take advantage of multiple senses to improve these skills.
Activity, Instructional Strategy
Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1
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In this problem students practice counting by twos as they explore the natural phenomenon that legs on creatures always come in pairs, laying the foundation for doubling and halving. A set of cards can be downloaded (pdf) and matched. The Teachers' Notes page offers suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, an expanded set of cards (pdf), and links to related activities (Noah and Number Tracks, both cataloged separately).
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Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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This is a collection of simple interactive activities to help young children practice early number skills. They use visual representations to develop counting and subitizing skills, number sense, place value concepts, and basic whole number operations (addition, subtraction, doubling). A teacher page summarizes the purpose and functions of each activity.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1, 2
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In this 12-minute video Stephanie Latimer's kindergarten students develop strategies for counting collections of objects. They group objects, skip count, and record their results. The resource includes reflection questions for teacher discussion.
Activity, Instructional Strategy, Lesson Plans, Video
Grade Level: K, 1
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This free iOS app provides activities for young children to develop skills in writing numerals, counting, addition, ordering, patterns, parity, algebraic thinking, and problem solving.
Activity, Interactive Media, Mobile App
Grade Level: K, 1
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This interactive Flash applet simulates a traditional board game and helps children develop early number skills, such as subitizing and counting on, and familiarity with the sequence of numbers 1 to 100. It can be played alone or with another player. Players roll a virtual die and advance on a 100 grid, beginning at lower left and winding through rows that alternate direction. A ladder allows a player to skip ahead, while a snake sends the player backward. The first player to land exactly on 100 is the winner.
Activity, Game, Interactive Media
Grade Level: K, 1
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