# Developing 5 using Counting Strategies for 0–10

Kindergarten

**Description**

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities by counting, producing, and constructing the numbers 0–10 as well as developing 5 as a benchmark.

### Hook

Have students write their first name and guess how many letters are in it.
Technology option: Have students play Five Frame. Only use games 1–3.

### Lessons

Lesson 1 of 2

Students use snap cubes and the number line to count how many they have in various configurations and make connections between numerals and quantities.

Lesson 2 of 2

Students make comparisons of given numbers to the benchmark number of 5 to develop a conceptual understanding of the relative size of numbers and their relationship to one another.

### ARC Assessment

Have students grab a handful of any small manipulative (counters, marbles, bears, snap cubes, etc.) and count it out to identify the following:

- How many total items are there?
- How many would there be if one more was added?
- How does your number compare with the number 5 and the number 10?

**Available as a handout (PDF)**

### Technology Resources