Pre-Kindergarten Mathematics
Unit 2
Introducing the Numbers 0-5

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Students need to:

  • Use one-to-one correspondence and rote counting to determine how many objects are in a set of up to 5 objects.
  • Verbally count to 10 by ones and then develop rote counting to 20 by ones.
  • Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities to 5.
  • Recognize that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted.
  • Identify, describe, and create sets of up to 5 objects using concrete materials (5 frames)
  • Match a numeral to a set 0-5.
  • Recognize written numerals 0-5.
  • Use one-to-one correspondence to identify, describe, and compare sets of concrete objects using language such as “more than,” “less than,” or “same as”.
  • Recognize that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger. 
  • Count and discuss quantity 0-5
  • Explore relationships by comparing groups of no more than 5 objects to determine more or less.
  • Recognize the concept of just after or just before a given number in the counting sequence.
  • Recognize the number of objects in a set without counting (subitizing).

Carroll County Public Schools Support Videos

Five Frames Rech
Introduction to Five Frames

Parking Lot Game Rech
Parking Lot Game

Numbers to 5 Reightler
Number Relationships

Snack Game Rech
Snack Game

Subitizing Reightler
Subitizing Five Frames

Ways Parents Can Help

  • Practice counting forwards and backwards with your child.
  • Practice putting number cards in order.
  • Count objects around the house (steps, toys, food items….
  • Use number cards to label a set of objects of that quantity.
  • Have your child create a set of objects that matches a number shown.
  • Use a die to see if your child can name the number without counting the dots.
  • Practice writing the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Build sets together using objects around the house. Compare the sets using the phrases "more than", "less than", "same as".

Some Support Sites

Candy Count App


Key Vocabulary to Know

As many as




Fewer than

Five frame





Less than


More than





Number path


One less

One more