The 27 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 1 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial matching to establish counting using one-to-one correspondence. Students learn how to identify and create sets of 0 to 5 members. They also learn how to print the numerals from 0 to 5.
The concept of one-to-one correspondence is prerequisite to understanding number. Children identify equivalent sets by matching their elements. Then the children match pictured sets to the corresponding numerals. Once students understand the concept of equivalent sets, they compare sets by identifying whether one set has a greater or lesser number of elements than another set. The teaching of equivalent sets and numeration from 0 to 5 is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb," and what could be more natural than counting sheep!
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.