These May Counting Mats are the perfect resource for counting practice & number sense development. Use them for morning work, math centers, small group, or whole group lessons. Click the green PREVIEW button for a closer look at everything included.
- Teacher Guide (notes/tips for observations & student number sense development)
- Counter Ideas for each counting mat
- Counting Checklist for teacher observations
- 3 Differentiated Student Recording Sheets for Counting Mats
- Number Cards for 1-30
- Dot Cards for 1-30
- 10 Counting Mats (full page, half page, color, & black and white options)
- 4 Comparing Mats (only full page; color and black and white options)
How to Use Counting Mats:
- Counting a Given Number: Students pick a number card and count that many counters onto their counting mat.
- Counting to Find Out How Many: Teacher prepares bags of objects with pre-determined amount in them. Students count the objects in a bag to find out how many.
Why Use Counting Mats?:
- Allows students to practice counting and organizing objects
- Students practice one to one correspondence while counting
- There are various counting skills that can be practiced and observed (counting a given number / counting to find out how many / comparing)
- Themed counters and mats keep students engaged in their learning
- strawberry carton
- lemonade stand
- candy bag
- gumball machine
- treat/donut box
- popcorn bags
Make counting mats part of your math lessons, centers, or morning tubs all year with the Yearlong Counting Mats Bundle.
Try a portion of this resource for FREE by downloading the Counting Mat Teacher Guide.
I love to see and share how you're using these in your classroom! If you take pictures, tag me on social media: @teachinglittleleaders