Mitten math gives students the opportunity to learn how to count by 1’s, 5’s, 10’s and 25's so that they may apply this knowledge to counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Many children find it difficult to transition count from tens to fives. They also struggle with counting on a ten to any number that doesn’t end in zero.
This resource is meant to be used as a learning activity for a small group/ guided math and as a game that students can play independently in a math center.
These task cards/game cards are highly scaffolded, making the learning process a smooth one and non-intimidating. Each card features gloves or mittens which are picture clues for numerical values. If the student is stumped, all they have to do is count up all of the appendages (thumbs or fingers) on their cards. The cards are also visual representations of ones, fives, tens. There are even special “25” cards. Furthermore, each card has the number written on it (1, 5, 10, 25). Hat cards don’t have fingers or thumbs, so they have a “0” on each.
Besides all of these visual clues on the cards, this product also comes with a special 100 chart that makes skip counting and transitioning easy.
About the chart:
All of the yellow spaces are counting by 5 spaces. All of the striped spaces are counting by 10 spaces. The bold black outlined spaces are counting by “25”spaces.
*5 pages of teacher directions and teaching suggestions
*specialized 100 chart
*20 mitten game/task cards
*20 single glove game/task cards
*28 pairs of gloves game/task cards
*20 double pairs and single glove game/task cards
*20 hat cards
*3 different worksheets