Lesson 2

Count 2 Groups of Images

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to count 2 groups of images to find the total, within 10.

Lesson Narrative

In a previous lesson, students counted 2 groups of objects to find the total number of objects. In this lesson, students count images and discuss how they counted the 2 groups to find the total number of images.
  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Count to find the total number of images given two groups of organized images, up to 10.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find out how many things there are in two groups.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Questions About Us Chart 5-Frame Template
  • Roll and Add Stage 1 Dot Images Mat
  • Dots on 5-Frame Cards (0-5)
  • Roll and Add Stage 1 Recording Sheet

Required Preparation


  • Cut out enough 5-frames to make a chart with a space for each student to answer the survey question.

Activity 1:

  • Cut out a set of cards for each student.

Activity 3:

  • Each group of 2 needs 2 connecting cubes.
  • Gather materials from 
    • Math Libs, Stage 1
    • Match Mine, Stage 1

CCSS Standards


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

Reflect on how you can reinforce the work done in today’s lesson outside of math class. When can you ask students questions involving finding the total of two groups of objects or images?

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