CCSS Kindergarten: Unit 1

Counting, Adding, and Subtracting Within 5


The secret to reaching all of your different learners is simple: Engage all of their senses. Give every child an equal opportunity to master concepts, whether they learn best by seeing, saying, hearing, or touching. The manipulatives, pictures, and problems on the reproducible pages in this unit are intertwined to help you reach children of every learning style. Each carefully-organized set of activities provides success before the next steps are undertaken, making it even easier for you to engage and advance your early learners.

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Unit 1 Details:

  • 150 reproducible student activity sheets
  • Implementation guide
  • 6 module guides complete with lesson plans, strategies and answer keys
  • Pre- and Posttests for each module
  • Classroom Aids: 108-piece set of TouchShapes – More Info
  • Technology: Access to TouchMath Downloadable Green Editions — More Info

Module Details:

  • Module 1: Counting by Ones and Tens to 100
  • This module focuses on Counting to 100 by Ones and Tens. It offers a variety of experiences with counting by ones as students count while tracing the numbers, finishing dot-to-dot pictures, and finding their way through mazes. Children will also get practice counting forward from a given number in a sequence and identifying numbers that do not belong in a sequence. The counting practice progresses to counting to 100 by tens. Module 1 provides a good foundation for the activities in the following modules.
  • Module 2: Representing Numbers Using Manipulatives
  • This module focuses on Representing Numbers Using Manipulatives. It extends the counting from Module 1 and provides hands-on experiences using the included TouchShapes or other classroom counters to represent a number of objects and associate with a written number. Number lines are displayed at the top of the pages to reinforce the sequence of numbers. Consistent use of these number lines contributes to understanding that as the numbers increase, the quantities become larger. Frequent reviews are included to ensure comprehension.
  • Module 3: Writing and Comparing Numbers
  • This module focuses on Writing and Comparing Numbers. It builds on the foundation that was started in Modules 1 and 2. Students continue using activities to associate groups of objects and numbers. These activities incorporate the use of pictures, moving gradually from manipulatives into more abstract representations. Practice writing the numbers is also emphasized. Visual cues are used to indicate where to start, the direction to go from the starting point, and how to form the number. Dotted lines for tracing are provided. Additionally, students begin to compare groups of objects and their numbers.
  • Module 4: Representing Numbers Using Pictures
  • Every child learns more effectively when taught according to his or her own learning style, visual, auditory, tactile/kinesthetic. The use of TouchPoints in this module involves visual, auditory and kinesthetic experiences. The Module focuses on Representing Numbers Using Pictures. With TouchPoints, children learn that 2, for example, is not just a number; it represents a concept, a quantity.
  • Module 5: Adding Using Manipulatives and Pictures
  • This module focuses on Adding Using Manipulatives and Pictures. The activities incorporate the learning in the previous modules, especially multiple representations of number. The learning is scaffolded in that it shows the combining of groups of objects, the transfer of this concept to using TouchPoints, and the reinforcement of counting the quantities to find the total. The objective of the module is for students to see the quantities connected to the numbers in addition. This is accomplished by showing pictures apart from the numbers and on the numbers.
  • Module 6: Subtracting Using Manipulatives and Pictures
  • This module focuses on Subtracting Using Manipulatives and Pictures. The activities within present a basic introduction to the relationship between addition and subtraction. Laddering of the conceptual approach is further developed based on the activities used in Module 5. The emphasis is on taking away from the whole, transferring this concept to using TouchPoints on both the minuend and subtrahend to identify the quantity that remains, and reinforcing the counting of the quantities to find how many are left.

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Included with CCSS Kindergarten Unit 1 is a set of TouchShapes, designed be used in concert with the unit’s activities to introduce students to a number of geometric principles, including: shape identification, smaller/ larger, classifying, patterning, and higher level shape construction.

This 108-piece set features six different multi-size/multi-color shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, rhombus, and hexagon). Your students are sure to enjoy experimenting with different shape combinations and placing the colorful translucent 2-D shapes on their worksheets as they learn important geometric concepts.

TouchShapes (1 set per unit – 4 total)

Recommended Aids:

These classroom aids, posters, and manipulatives, provide the perfect complement to the CCSS Kindergarten Units. Add any or all of them for more options to differentiate instruction while providing students with an enriching, multisensory learning experience.


3-D Numerals
Number Concept Posters


Texture Cards



As an added bonus, this unit comes with access to TouchMath Downloadable Green Editions –– an online lesson management tool that includes downloadable/printable versions of ALL the activity sheets and teacher guides contained in the print program. For teachers who prefer less storage requirements and less classroom clutter, don’t forget you can purchase just the downloadable version of this unit at a significantly lower cost!

While CCSS Kindergarten Unit 1 covers a wide variety of topics and skills built on the Common Core State Standards, we understand schools and teachers have diverse curriculum needs. Because of that, TouchMath offers this unit through kindergarten collection options that provide a more extensive set of materials at significant savings. If you’re looking for a more immersive Common Core kindergarten program with extra ways to differentiate instruction, these options create a complete teaching and learning experience by adding additional units, classroom aids, and technology.

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CCSS Kindergarten: Complete Program
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