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Title: Counting Chickens
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Contando pollos
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Mathematics
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
Learning Standards: 6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
Benchmarks: 6.A.ECa. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
6.D.ECa. Compare two collections to see if they are equal or determine which is more, using a procedure of the child’s choice.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.