The dual language math folder games have been design to be use as a resource after teaching the particular objective, to review or an objective that have been taught or to reinforce before another objective can be introduced.
Objectives covered in these math folders:
1. Child begins to understand that items can be counted.
Instructional Strategy - shows children that a collection of objects can be lined up in a row and then counted.
2. Child recognizes one-digit numerals 1–4.
Instructional Strategy - provides opportunities to play games that use numeral cards, numbered pieces, or dice with numerals 0–9. • engages children in looking through print items to locate numerals 0–9.
3. Child recognizes common shapes.
Instructional Strategy - teaches names of common shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle) when showing pictures or in the classroom environment, uses common objects to model shapes, such as paper plates, placemats, clocks, provides opportunities for children to identify shapes both among various shapes on a table, and identified in real life settings (playground, etc.).
4. Child begins to recognize patterns. Instructional Strategy - models and allows children to create repeated patterns with the children (interlocking cubes make A,B,A,B and AA,BB,AA,BB and ABC,ABC patterns) and asks children to describe a pattern using manipulative (a tower made of alternating yellow and red cubes can be presented with questions to prompt children to describe the repeating color pattern.).