# Matching Numerals to Quantities - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Counting

In the "Matching Numerals to Quantities" lesson, Grade 1 students delve into the heart of counting as part of the Foundations in Operations Within 100 unit. This lesson introduces learners to the crucial skill of linking numerical symbols with their corresponding quantities, a foundational math concept. Through engaging activities like "Count and Match," and worksheets focusing on counting animal shadows and the 5 U.S. regions, alongside a "Counting States Worksheet," students will practice and reinforce their ability to count accurately and understand the concept of quantity.

Why is this important? Mastering the skill of matching numerals to quantities sets the stage for future mathematical competencies, including addition, subtraction, and beyond. It enhances critical thinking and problem-solving abilities by encouraging students to observe, analyze, and connect numbers to real-world scenarios. By applying these skills to diverse contexts, such as geography (states and regions) and biology (animals), students not only learn to count but also how to apply counting in various disciplines, enriching their overall learning experience and preparing them for more complex mathematical concepts in the future.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Counting
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
4:00 min
Count and Match
video
2nd
3:00 min
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
5 U.S. Regions Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Counting States Worksheet
worksheet
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• ### Activity 2 / Count the Animal Shadows Worksheet

Shadows follow us everywhere we go, and your kids have probably discovered their own shadows by now too. But, do they know that it isn’t just human beings who have shadows? Animals also cast their won shadows just like we do. In this worksheet, your child must count the animal shadows in each group. First, ask them if they can identify the animals pictured in the tracing sheet. Then, help them trace on the dotted lines to match the group of shadows with the correct number.

• ### Activity 3 / 5 U.S. Regions Worksheet

Before starting this worksheet, it might be a good idea to get your students familiarized with the states and their capitals in your country. This way, they would not encounter any strange words in the exercise. Now, look at this map of the United States with your students. Can they repeat some of the state names on the map? Ask your kids to carefully study the map, and then draw a line to the region where each state is located.

• ### Activity 4 / Counting States Worksheet

You can use this colourful and educative worksheet to teach your little ones more about their country. Before starting this exercise, you might first want to ask your kids if they can name all the states in the country. If they can, you have done a pretty good job at teaching them so far, and you can take it further with this tracing sheet. Ask them to count the states in each group. Then, help them trace on the dotted lines to match the group of states with the correct number.