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Lesson Plan
Counting up to 5  Cube Counting to 5
Kindergarten (K)  Math
LEARNING TARGET
 Students will be able to identify and count connecting cubes up to 5.
 Students will be able to answer "how many cubes?" questions based on connecting cube models.
LEARNING PROGRESSION
PREREQUISITE SKILL

EXTENSION SKILL

DURATION
 Introduction (5 minutes)
 Instruction (15 minutes)
 Guided Practice (15 minutes)
 Independent Practice (15 minutes)
 Exit Card Formative Assessment (5 minutes)
 Closure (5 minutes)
MATERIALS
 Connecting cubes (at least 50)
 Container to hold the connecting cubes
 Whiteboard and markers
 "How many cubes?" question cards
VOCABULARY
 Connecting cubes
 Count
 Model
 Number
 How many
TEACHING RESOURCES
CENTERS & TASK CARDS
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IEP GOAL WORKBOOKS
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WORKSHEET PACK
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5 AND 1 INTERVENTIONS
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GAMES
ACTIVITIES
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LESSON INSTRUCTION
INTRODUCTION
 Show students a set of connecting cubes.
 Explain that they will learn how to count connecting cubes up to 5.
INSTRUCTION
 Model counting connecting cubes up to 5 using a set of cubes.
 Emphasize counting one cube at a time.
 Introduce "how many cubes?" questions using question cards.
GUIDED PRACTICE
 Divide students into small groups and provide each group with a container of connecting cubes and question cards.
 Instruct students to take turns creating connecting cube models and asking "how many cubes?" questions.
 Circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
 Instruct students to work independently to create their own connecting cube models and answer "how many cubes?" questions.
 Encourage students to challenge themselves by creating more complex models.
HOMEWORK
 Assign students to practice counting connecting cubes or objects up to 5 at home.
 Encourage students to create their own connecting cube models and ask "how many cubes or objects?" questions to family members.
EXIT TICKET
 Provide each student with a whiteboard and marker.
 Instruct students to draw a connecting cube model and write the number of cubes.
 Collect the whiteboards to assess student understanding.
ASSESSMENT
 Formative assessments will be conducted during the lesson to monitor students' understanding of counting connecting cubes up to 5 and answering "how many cubes?" questions.
 The exit ticket and progress monitoring assessments will be used to determine students' mastery of the objectives.
CLOSURE
 Review the concept of counting connecting cubes up to 5 and answering "how many cubes?" questions.
 Ask students to share one thing they learned or enjoyed about the lesson.
EXTENSION
 Students can practice counting connecting cubes up to 10 or higher.
 Students can use connecting cubes to create simple addition and subtraction problems.
INTERVENTION
 For students who struggle with counting, provide visual aids such as pictures or diagrams to help them understand the concept.
 For students who need extra support, provide manipulatives such as counting bears or blocks to reinforce counting skills.
VIDEOS
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TEACHING TIPS
 Use a variety of connecting cube models to keep students engaged.
 Encourage students to explain their thinking when answering "how many cubes?" questions.
 Use positive reinforcement to motivate and encourage students.
STUDENT MISCONCEPTIONS
 Students may skip over or doublecount cubes.
 Students may struggle to understand the concept of adding cubes together to find the total.
 Students may confuse the number of cubes with the size or shape of the cube.
STANDARD
Common Core Standard:
K.CC.B.5  Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 120, count out that many objects.
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