# Lesson 4: Numbers 6-10

## Getting Started

### Questions to Explore

• How do we explain our thinking mathematically?
• How do we show the value of a given quantity?
• What are the different ways to measure an amount?
• How do we make a plan to count numbers?

### Skills

• Develop a plan for counting
• Use manipulatives and graphic organizers to show number values and solve problems
• Recognize the quantity of objects with the corresponding numeral
• Write numbers 6-10 symbolically, numerically, and in word form
• Count to 20, starting at any number less than 20. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral

### Materials

• Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
• abacus (kit)
• base-10 blocks (kit)
• colored dot stickers (kit)
• construction paper (kit)
• construction paper or card stock* (Introduction - optional)
• counters (kit)
• crayons
• glue
• glue or glue stick* (Introduction - optional)
• Interactive Notebook
• items to count
• number cards (kit)
• pennies, nickels, and dimes
• play dollar bills (kit)
• scissors
• set of double-nine dominoes (kit)

* - denotes an optional material that may or may not be needed

### Introduction

Materials: construction paper or card stock*, glue or glue stick*
Over the course of the next two lessons, your child will be exploring the numbers 6-10 and learning how to represent the numbers in word form and number form as well as symbolically using manipulatives and finger patterns.

Begin by naming a number 1 through 4 and asking your child to name the number that comes after it. Repeat for the other numbers. Then, do the same with numbers that come before using the numbers 2 through 5.

NOTE: To prepare for Activity 7, glue each of the "1-10 Concentration" pages to a piece of construction paper or copy the pages onto card stock paper. Be sure the glue is dry before your child cuts out the cards.