One to one correspondence can be a difficult skill for some students to obtain. This resource can be used scaffold learning for students to count and then match the number to the amount of objects.This activity can be used whole group, small group, one on one or in a center.
1. Take ten beans, color one side of them using a permanent marker
2. Copy the recording sheet for student use.
3. Students place 5 or 10 beans into the cup. (depending on what numbers you would like students to work
on) Student shake the cup and spill the beans.
4. Students count the bean that are colored. They illustrate the number of beans below the letter A for the
first round. Below their illustration they write the number.
5. Repetition is key for struggling students. The more they do this activity, the better retention for number
6. Use the number line with labeled pictures for students who are unable to remember their numbers. I have
included two for your use.
Common Core Standards:
K..CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
K.CC.B.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
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 1–20, count out that many objects.