Counting with Groups of 10©

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This excerpt from a larger lesson is an introduction to place value for first grade students. The video begins after students have worked in groups to count out large numbers of popsicle sticks for a class project (footage not available). The class discusses and explores how making groups of ten makes it easier for mathematicians to count because it is an organized and efficient way to count large numbers of objects. This lesson is a strong example of Core Action 1.

This video shows a real-life classroom, with all the real-life challenges and successes found in daily interactions between students and teachers. It has been selected because it includes illustrations of the Core Actions and Indicators embedded in the day-to-day work happening in schools, and so it offers opportunities to practice using and norming expectations around the Instructional Practice Guide: Coaching Tool. Learn more about this video and others in the collection.

Instructional Practice Toolkit

We recommend watching this lesson in the context of using the Instructional Practice Toolkit, a professional learning module designed to support understanding of planning and instruction aligned to college- and career-ready  (CCR) standards. Included with the lesson video, lesson plan, student work, and teacher interview are the activity templates from the Instructional Practice Toolkit. 

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