## Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Counting Strategies: Circles - Section 2: Direct Instruction

If you want to make math teaching a whole lot easier for you and the kids, start making connections early! Your kids will  naturally say things that can be immediately harnessed for making connections that can bridge into other lessons and later learning. I this lesson, my student said that sliding the blocks is a way to keep track of them. Well, if I keep using the word slide with the use of these 3D objects, then when we get to learning about 3D shapes, the idea of some 3Ds sliding comes naturally to them. Same thing goes with emphasizing the shape of each of the object presentations. Again, when you get to geometry, they will already recognize 2D shapes of circle, rectangle (array), and square (array).

Making connection deliberately!!!
Connection to Prior Knowledge: Making connection deliberately!!!

# Counting Strategies: Circles

Unit 5: Make It Count!
Lesson 6 of 11

## Big Idea: Kindergarteners often struggle with keeping track of objects while they count. This lesson shows kids different strategies to keep track of objects while they count.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, counting, circles
55 minutes

### Dawn Gunn

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