Other Math Ideas

Wear costume cards to form patterns or to
act out story problems. These are from Box It or Bag It. 
Make a reindeer using hand and
footprints. Put ten reindeer in a row to practice counting by fives
and tens. 
Do daily calendar activities to reinforce
counting, patterning and graphing skills.

Use a coin mat to make coin trades. Once
five pennies are in the one cent column, trade them for one nickel
and place it in the five cent column. 
Sort the same items in different ways.
The attribute shapes were sorted by color in the left photo and by
shape in the right photo. We also sorted them by thicknesssome
were thin and some thick. 

A
template was used to cover an AB pattern on a quilt block.

Have students walk on the numbers in
sequence, kind of like a living "dottodot". 
Make unifix cube "trains" to practice
counting or to compare lengths. 
Play "catch" and name the
numeral under your hands (or add the numerals later in the year.)

Reinforce numeral recognition and the characteristics of each
numeral by "popping up" a number. Hide it behind something (this is
a dry erase board) and slowly slide the numeral up. Can you tell
what it's going to be???

Practice number sequencing by "mixing up" numbers in the chart.
Begin with only one row and then mix up the numerals 120. This girl
put the 5 and 6 in the correct place. Then other students fixed the
rest of the numbers.
