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In this Video on Count to Answer How Many (Kindergarten)

Imani is looking for a change. So, they’ve asked Mr. Squeaks to make them a bodysuit. Mr. Squeaks agrees, but first he needs to go to his workshop and see ‘how many’ parts and supplies he has to use. In this video, Mr. Squeaks learns to use 1:1 correspondence to count and answer how many. In the end, Mr. Squeaks makes Imani a new bodysuit. However, this suit is not exactly what they had in mind.

What Does How Many Mean in Math

Let’s learn how to count to answer how many using 1:1 correspondence with the following explanation.

Count to Answer How Many Introduction

When we ask the question ‘how many’, we want to know the number, or amount, of something. Another way to ask this is ‘how much’ or ‘what's the total’. To find out how many things there are, it is important to count each item carefully until the last one is reached. Objects can be shown neatly in a line, in a grid (array), or in a circle. But other times, items can be shown scattered all over. Whichever way objects are shown, it is important to take your time while counting!

To figure out ‘how many’ keys there are in this box:

  • First, pick a place to start counting. The top left corner is a good place to start.

  • Then, count aloud and mark off each item! This way nothing gets skipped.

  • Keep going until everything has been counted! Here there are one, two, three, four, five, six keys!

Since we stopped on six, this is how many keys there are. How many keys does Mr. Squeaks have? He has six!

Summary: What Does How Many Total Mean in Math

To figure out ‘how many’ keys there are in this box:

  • First, pick a place to start counting. The top left corner is a good place to start.

  • Then, count aloud and mark off each item; this way nothing gets skipped.

  • Keep going until everything has been counted!

  • The final number is how many items there are.

Practice with Worksheets to Count to Answer How Many Objects (Kindergarten)

Have you practiced yet? On this website, you can also find count to answer how many kindergarten worksheets and exercises.

Transcript How many?

Imani is looking to change things up, so they’ve asked Mr. Squeaks to make them a bodysuit. Mr. Squeaks agrees, but first he needs to look in his workshop and see ‘how many’ parts he has to use. Let's help by teaching him what "How Many" means. If we ask the question ‘how many’, we want to know the number of objects there are. Another way to ask this is “how much” or "what's the total". To find out how many things there are, we need to count each item carefully until we reach the last one. Sometimes objects can be shown neatly in a line, in a grid, in a grid. But other times, items can be shown scattered all over. Whichever way it is shown, it is important to take your time while counting! Let's count how many keys Mr. Squeaks has at the bottom of this box. First, we pick a place to start counting. Let's start here! Then, we count aloud and mark off each one! We keep going until we've counted everything! One, two, three, four, five, six! The number we stop on is how many items there are. How many keys does Mr. Squeaks have? He has six! Now we can help Mr. Squeaks find how many wheel gears he has on the wall. First, pick a place to start counting. Let's start here! Then, count aloud and mark off each one! Remember! Keep going until you've counted every object! One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight! The number we stop on is how many items there are. How many wheel gears does Mr. Squeaks have? He has eight! Finally, let's help Mr. Squeaks find how many wires he has on the workbench. What should we do first? Pick a place to start counting. Let's start here! What is the next step? Next, we count aloud and mark off each one! How many wires do you count? Five! Mr. Squeaks has five wires on his bench! As Mr. Squeaks starts to make Imani's new bodysuit, let's remember! Today we learned about counting to find ‘how many’. Remember, ‘how many’ tells us the number or amount of something. To find out how many there are, we need to count each item carefully until we reach the last one. First, pick a place to start counting. Next, count aloud and mark each one and keep going until you've counted everything! The number you stop on is how many items there are. "I can't wait to hear what you think, Imani! Come on out and show us the new body suit!" "Uh...thank you, Mr. Squeaks. It's not exactly what I had in mind."