The Big Idea: Numbers often tell how much or how many.
According to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS): "In Kindergarten, instructional time should focus on two critical areas: (1) representing and comparing whole numbers, initially with sets of objects; (2) describing shapes and space. More learning time in Kindergarten should be devoted to numbers than to other topics.
Therefore, the following activities are designed to help develop the foundations of number sense with our students.
Connection to Common Core State Standards:
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
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.
Pages 3-6: Number Sort 0-5 and Number Sort 1-5
Pages 7- 8: Finger addition Spanish-version and Finger addition English-version
Page 9-10: Number puzzles 1-5