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PK.N.2.4 Count up to 5 items in a scattered configurations; not in a row or column.

In a Nutshell

Counting objects in an organized way is a process for Pre-K students. Some students enter Pre-K with no strategies to keep this information organized in their heads. By the end of the year, Pre-K students should be able to count up to 5 objects, no matter the arrangement.

Student Actions

Teacher Actions

  • Engage in problem solving by touching to count objects in an unfamiliar formation.
  • Build procedural fluency when counting in an organized fashion.
  • Support productive struggle by providing opportunities to practice counting in unfamiliar arrangements.
  • Connect mathematical representations by modeling ways to count scattered arrangements of objects.

Key Understandings


  • Each object is counted once. 
  • It is beneficial to count in an organized manner (top to bottom, clockwise , etc.) to keep track of what has been counted and what has not.
  • Counting objects more than once. 
  • Skipping over an object while counting.

OKMath Framework Introduction

PreK Grade Introduction

PreK Math Standards



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