Video: Modeling and Counting 6 and 7

In this video, we will learn how to represent one object by another to help us count 6 or 7 objects.

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Video Transcript

Modeling and Counting Six and Seven.

In this video, we will learn how to represent one object by another to help us count six or seven objects. Sometimes, counting real-life objects can be tricky, especially if the objects are crawling around. We might have to put the bugs in a jar before we can count them. We could also use counters to help us. We could use a counter to represent each of the bugs. Then, we can count the counters. One, two, three, four, five, six. Using counters helped us count the bugs accurately.

Here, we have six pencils. We can represent the pencils in different ways. We could use a ten frame, and we could draw six squares inside. We could also draw six dots, one dot for each pencil. It doesn’t matter where we place our six dots. The number still stays the same. We could also use six blocks to represent the six pencils. We could model the same amount in different ways. Let’s practice counting some real-life objects now. We can use different models to represent the objects.

Count the balls. Draw a basket for each ball.

First, we have to count the basketballs. We could place a counter down each time we count a ball. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Now, we need to find a basket for each ball. So, we’re looking for the picture that shows seven baskets. We can use the seven counters to help us. We can now place a counter on each of the baskets. One, two, three, four, five, six.

There are only six baskets in the first picture, but we have seven balls. And we still have one counter left over. Let’s see if the second picture has seven baskets for our seven balls. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Each basket has a ball. This is the picture which shows seven baskets. There are seven basketballs and seven baskets.

Count the mice. Draw a block of cheese for each mouse.

First, we need to count the mice. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. Each mouse needs a block of cheese. Which picture shows seven blocks of cheese? Let’s draw a dot for each block of cheese to help us count. One, two, three, four, five, six. The first picture doesn’t have enough cheese.

There are seven mice, and we need seven blocks of cheese. Six is not enough. Let’s count how many blocks of cheese there are in the second picture. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. There are seven mice, and this picture has seven blocks of cheese. Each mouse can have a block of cheese. This is the correct picture. Each mouse has a block of cheese.

Show the same number of oranges by drawing dots.

First, we need to count the oranges, and we’re told to show the same number by drawing dots. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. None of the pictures look like our seven dots. The first picture has one, two, three, four, five. The first picture doesn’t have enough dots. Let’s see if the second picture has seven dots. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven. This picture shows the same number of dots as there are oranges.

In this video, we’ve learned that we can represent an object by another to help us count. We’ve also learned that we can model the same amount in different ways.

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