T4T How Many Cubes (Versions 14)
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Task excerpt:
Domain 
Number and Operations in Base Ten 
Clusters 
Extend and recognize patterns in the counting sequence. Understand place value. 
Standards 
NC.1.NBT.1 Count to 150, starting at any number less than 150. NC.1.NBT.7 Read and write numerals, and represent a number of objects with a written numeral, to 100. NC.1.NBT.2 Understand that the two digits of a twodigit number represent amounts of tens and ones. 
Materials 
19 cubes or counters, blank paper, pencil 
Task 
Place 19 cubes on the table in a scattered arrangement. Say: I have a pile of cubes. How many do you think there are? Count and see. After the student counts, ask: “How many cubes are in the pile? Say: Write that number on this piece of paper. Then, circle the digit in the ones place (9). Say: Show me with your cubes this amount. After the student shows the cubes, point to the digit in the tens place (1) and say: “Show me with your cubes this amount.” If there are still cubes left over, point to the remaining cubes and ask: “Why do you think there are still cubes leftover?” 
Continuum of Understanding 


Not Yet Proficient 
Response includes 01 of the descriptors in “Meets Expectations” 
q Shows 9 cubes to represent the digit “9”
q Shows 10 cubes to represent the digit “1”
q Shows 1 cube to represent the digit “1”


Progressing 
Response includes 23 of the descriptors in “Meets Expectations” 


Meets Expectations 
Response includes all the descriptors in “Meets Expectations” · Counts the collection of cubes correctly · Correctly writes the number · Correctly shows the amount of cubes in the ones place · Correctly shows the amount of cubes in the tens place 
