# Lesson 16

Write Numbers to Represent Quantities

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to write numbers to represent quantities.

### Lesson Narrative

Students count groups of objects and images and write numbers to show how many in each group. Writing numbers backwards (“reversals”) and incorrectly forming numbers is expected in kindergarten. The emphasis is on students writing a number that is recognizable to others with practice.

• Engagement
• MLR8

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Write numbers 1-10 to represent a quantity.

### Student Facing

• Let’s write numbers to show how many there are.

### Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

• Math Stories Stage 1 Recording Sheet
• Math Stories Stage 1 and 4 Pictures

### Required Preparation

Activity 2:

• Each student needs a brown paper (not see through) bag with 1 to 10 objects inside.

Activity 3:

• Gather materials from:
• Math Stories, Stage 1
• Math Libs, Stage 1
• Bingo, Stages 1 and 2
• Number Race, Stage 1
• Geoblocks, Stages 1 and 2
• Math Fingers, Stages 1 and 2

Building Towards

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 10 min Activity 2 15 min Activity 3 20 min Lesson Synthesis 5 min Cool-down 0 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

The CCSS require students to compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals. How has the work of this section helped students prepare to meet this standard?