Counting and Cardinality – Differentiated Activity Pack
Use this differentiated activity pack to practice counting, cardinality, and basic number recognition with your students. There are a variety of puzzles, memory match sets, card games, and bingo game sets to choose from! All of the games and materials come in several difficulty levels, and each includes a direction page just for teachers complete with a list of corresponding standards, construction advice, and teaching ideas. There is most definitely something for each and every student in your classroom. All of the activities are very easy to set-up: simply decide which materials will work best for your kiddos, print, laminate, and cut. A set of laminated activities will last and can be used year after year.
Also included are student-friendly directions for every game and activity! The direction pages also serve double duty as an activity cover sheet. All of the materials for each activity fit nicely into a large manila envelope, and the cover sheets look sharp laminated to the front. Every cover sheet also includes a picture of the activity cards, allowing you and your students to quickly identify the game and skill practiced. This also makes it really easy to stay organized!
These activities are perfect for small groups and are an excellent way for students to remain engaged during guided math or math center time. All of the materials and directions are very simple, making the activities easy for a teacher’s assistant or parent volunteer to implement as well. There are also several resources that work great with a whole class!
Most of the Common Core Standards relating to counting and cardinality in kindergarten are covered, in addition to some standards from first and second grade. Many of the skills addressed will also help your students build a strong foundation for future work with counting, addition, and beyond!
Read the list below for the specifics and download a preview to see more!
What You Get:
Differentiated Puzzle x 5 Levels:
- Identifying Numerals and Spelling Number Words 0-9
- Counting Objects in Multiple Configurations and Matching Objects to Numerals 1-10
- Number Order and Counting from Any Number 1-70
- Counting by 10’s with Base-Ten Blocks and Matching to Numerals 1-120
- Counting and Matching Objects to Numerals and Number Words 1-20
Differentiated Memory Match x 5 Levels:
- Matching Numerals 1-10 to Ten-Frames and Working With Doubles
- Matching Numerals 1-20 to an Equal Number of Objects
- Matching Number Words 1-100 to Numerals and Identifying Numbers on a Number Line
- Counting by 5’s with Tallies and Matching to Numerals 5-100
- Filling in the Missing Number 1-60
Differentiated Card Game x 3 Levels:
- Rotten Apple: Counting and Comparing Objects in a Scattered Configuration 0-10
- Gumdrop War: Comparing Numbers 1-13
- Go Fish: Reading 3-Digit Numbers 100-1000
Differentiated Bingo x 2 Levels:
- Counting and Comparing Basic Quantities 1-3
- Reading Written Numerals 11-90
Meets Common Core Standards:
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).
Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.
Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
123 Pages Total
Elle Thomas at Elementary Elle
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