Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

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.

Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

Standard:

K.CC.B.5

Description:

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.

Standard:

K.2.A

Description:

count forward and backward to at least 20 with and without objects;

Standard:

K.2.C

Description:

count a set of objects up to at least 20 and demonstrate that the last number said tells the
number of objects in the set regardless of their arrangement or order;

Standard:

K.2.D

Description:

recognize instantly the quantity of a small group of objects in organized and random
arrangements;