Stage 1: Explore
Students look at picture books and identify groups of objects. They may recognize small quantities or count to figure out how many.
Each group of 2 needs at least one picture book that shows groups with different numbers of objects throughout the book.
Stage 2: Create
Students create their own picture book representing different numbers.
Stage 3: Find Shapes
Students look through picture books and notice and describe shapes they see in the pictures.
Students may record the shapes they see with drawings or words.
Each group of 2–4 needs at least one picture book that shows a variety of shapes throughout the book.