## Counting and CardinalityOpen-ended/Journal Questions1) How many? Take a handful of counters from a cup. Show how many using pictures. Repeat. 2) Roll a die. Take that number of connecting cubes and build a tower using those cubes. Draw a picture of your tower and number the cubes. Repeat 5 times. {A teacher created worksheet to color and label might be helpful: Counting Cubes Coloring Sheets.}3) Roll a die. Take that number of connecting cubes and build a tower using those cubes. Repeat 5 times so that you have 5 towers. Put your towers in order from shortest to tallest. Draw a picture of your tower and number the cubes. {A teacher created worksheet to color and label might be helpful: Counting Cubes Coloring Sheets.}4) At the park, you see 8 legs. To whom might the legs belong? Explain your answer using words and/or pictures. 5) At a friend's house, you see 16 legs. To whom might the legs belong? Explain your answer using words and/or pictures. 6) Roll a die. Put counters on your ten-frame to show one more than the number you rolled. Record and repeat. 7) The number of counters on your ten-frames is greater than 20. Show what your ten-frames might look like. 8) What makes 5 (or any number) a special number? Games & Activities & PrintablesAnno's Counting Book with Activity Order the numeral cards 1 - 20. Put out a matching number of counters for each number. Five Frame Game, an interactive computer game. Ten Frame Game, an interactive computer game. Okta's Rescue, an interactive computer game. Worksheets to practice number formation and recognition. Lesson PlansOrdinal Number Lesson Plans Illuminations Lessons and Units of StudyHow Many Letters Are in Your Name? Let's Count to 5 - Full Unit of Study Let's Count to 10 - Full Unit of Study Let's Count to 20 - Full Unit of Study Begin With Buttons - Full Unit of Study Students use buttons to explore logical and numerical relationships. Frogs on a Log Students learn their first basic addition facts as they make the connection between counting and finding one more than a number. Island Inequality Mat The concepts of greater than, less than, and equal to are exploredin this 2-lesson unit. Spiders Have 8 Legs Students represent number 8 in writing and with a variety of manipulatives. ## Measurement and Data
Open-ended/Journal Questions1) Choose an object and measure the length with paper clips. Record. Measure the same object again with connecting cubes. Record. What do you notice about the two measurements? 2) Take a walk around your classroom. Find 3 objects that are taller than you and 3 objects that are shorter than you and draw them. 3) An object can be big in one way, but small in another way. Describe in words or pictures what the object might look like or be. 4) How many baby steps do you think are in a giant step? Draw a picture to show your answer. 5) Describe 3 things that weigh less than a shoe. Tell how you know that they weigh less than a shoe. Games & ActivitiesWork with a partner. Use connecting cubes to measure the lengths of 3 objects in the classroom. Record. Use a balance scale. Find objects that are lighter than (or heavier than) 10 full size crayons. Record. Repeat. Collect and sort 12 pattern blocks. Show how you sorted them and how many are in each group. Make a stick of 10 connecting cubes. Find 3 things in the classroom that are shorter than (or longer than) your stick. Record. First Grade:Coin Box, an interactive computer game Students will count, collect, exchange, and make change for coins. Lesson Plans Measurement Lessons, Length Measurement Lessons, Comparing Weight Illuminations Lessons and Units of StudyHow Many Steps Students participate in activities to develop concepts of measurement and statistics.Ladybug Lengths This lesson captures students’ interests, provides an introduction to and practice with the measurable attributes of length, andassesses student knowledge. Amazing Attributes, Full Unit of Study Students collect data using objects, pictures, and symbols. They organize data by sorting and classifying in different ways. Studentsdisplay data using multiple representations. Rubber Ducky, Where Are You? Students search for hidden ducks in the classroom without collecting them and design their own method for keeping track of what they find. Magnificent Measurement, Full Unit of Study Students engage in measurement activities involving length, area,andvolume, time, weight.We're Going on a Length Measurement Hunt Pairs of students compare the length of their piece of yarn to objects around the classroom. Pre-K:Eye to Eye Students learn to pose mathematical questions about themselvesand their surroundings. |
## Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Open-ended/Journal Questions1) Take 2 handfuls of connecting cubes. Show how many you have in each hand. Push both groups together. Record the total number of connecting cubes. Repeat. 2) Toss 10 two-color counters. Show how many land red side up and how many land yellow side up, and how many there are altogether. Repeat. 3) Choose 2 numbers that are less than 10. Write or draw an addition or a subtraction number story using these 2 numbers. 4) Jill had 5 apples. Some were red and some were yellow. How many were red? How many were yellow? Draw a picture to show your work. 5) Tom had 7 marbles in his pocket. Some fell out. How many fell out? How many marbles did Tom have left? 6) Sam used red and blue snap cubes to make a tower that was 5 cubes tall. What might his tower look like? Show as many different solutions as you can. 7) Show the number 7 in as many different ways as you can. 8) The answer is 5. What is the question? Games & ActivitiesGrouping and Grazing, an interactive computer game. This activity helps children learn grouping, tally marks, and place .value Choose a domino. How many dots are on each side of the domino? How many dots are there altogether? Record. Repeat with other dominoes. Use 10 craft sticks. Put some sticks in your left hand and some in your right hand. How many do you have in each hand? Draw a picture. How many different ways can you pick up 10 craft sticks? How Many Under the Shell?, an interactive computer game. Exploring addition and subtraction relationships. Lesson PlansAddition and Subtraction Lesson Plans Composing and Decomposing Numbers Lesson Plans Engage New YorkAdding and Subtracting Single Digit Numbers Illuminations Lessons and Units of StudyTake Away Food Pyramid Power - Full Unit of Study Students use algebraic thinking to explore properties of addition. Calculating Patterns - Full Unit of Study Students represent patterns in different ways. Let's Learn Those Facts - Full Unit of Study Students who have previously studied the meanings of addition use the properties of addition to help them learn addition facts and to master the addition tables. ## Numbers & Operations in Base Ten
Open-ended/Journal Questions1) Base Ten blocks needed. Choose a number between 10 & 20. Use only ones blocks to show your number. Draw a picture of your blocks and number the blocks to show how many. Then, use BOTH tens and ones blocks to show your number. Draw a picture of your blocks and number the blocks to show how many. 2) How are the numbers 10 and 15 alike? How are they different? 3) A two-digit number has more tens than ones. What could the number be? Explain your answer. Games & ActivitiesGrouping and Grazing, an interactive computer game. This activity helps children learn grouping, tally marks, and place value. Choose a number between 10 & 20. Use counters to represent this number on your double ten-frame. Record and repeat. Lesson PlansPlace Value, Up, Down, or Equal Clarify students' understanding of place value, number, and estimation concepts through active involvement. Rainbow Number Line/Kid Count/Capture the Number Three activities that provide hands-on practice with numbers and number lines.Place Value (to 100) Lesson Plans ## Geometry
Open-ended/Journal Questions1) Choose any 2 pattern blocks. How are they the same? How are they different? 2) Choose any 2 solid figures. How are they the same? How are they different? 3) Pick 3 patterns blocks. Put them together to make a new shape.What shape did you make? Draw it and describe it. 4) Choose a shape. Tell as many things about it as you can. Games & ActivitiesChoose a pattern block. Make this shape on your geoboard dot paper. Make the same shape in a different size. Label your shape drawings. Using pattern blocks, find all the ways to cover a hexagon shape on triangle paper. Trace the pattern blocks and label your drawings. Use 20 toothpicks to make at least 4 shapes. Describe your shapes.Lesson Plans Geometry Lesson Plans, 3-D Shapes Illuminations Lessons and Units of StudyLadybug Adventures - Full Unit of Study Students can use their knowledge of number, measurement, and geometry to solve interesting problems. I've Seen That Shape Before Students learn the names of solid geometric shapes and explore their properties.Squares are Special Rectangles |