Before preschoolers even begin counting, they already have a basic understanding of one-to-one correspondence, spatial awareness, matching and of labeling items as they sort and classify by different attributes. They learn these skills informally in environments that allow them to explore, investigate and manipulate materials and ideas.
As a teacher, you know that preschool math is important to plan for. But the big questions are:
HOW do you plan for it while providing activities that are developmentally appropriate for the varying skill levels of the children in your group?
HOW do you plan activities that are hands-on and child-directed?br>
HOW do you even find the time to put together these types of activities?
This e-book provides you with 20 math activities that support your preschoolers' math process skill development skills.
There are 17 printable activities and instructions for 3 activities you can make using items in your classroom!
Best of all, they will work on these skills in hands-on ways throughout your classroom.
Printable Games and the skills they support:
Number Memory Game (number recognition)
Piggy Banks (one-to-one correspondence)
Color and Shape Bingo (color identification, shape identification and recognition)
Where Do I Belong: (classification, compare, sort and order by attributes)
Farm Animals, Ocean Animals and Jungle Animals
Sink or Float (classification, compare, sort by attribute; making predictions and inferences)
The Counting Tree (number recognition, rote and rational counting)
Dough Numbers (number recognition and rote & rational counting to 30)
The Missing Number (number recognition, ordinal and positional math language)
Little Mouse Shape House (color identification, ordinal and positional language)
In On or Under? (spatial awareness)
Match the Whole (shape recognition/identification; parts and wholes; measurement)
Teddy Bear Time (comparing, sorting by attributes, measurement)
The Eyes Have It! (graphing, counting, color identification)
Potato Head Math (4 games) (color identification, counting, sets and classifying, number recognition)
Activities to create with items from your classroom and the skills they support
Picture This! (ordering, seriation)
My Own Ruler (standard and non-standard measurement)
Beads and Lace (identifying, predicting, creating and extending patterns)
Make Them Now - Use Them for Years to Come!
Print these 20 activities today! Laminate and put them together. When you want to provide a math activity that supports a specific skill, you'll have them ready - at your fingertips - to place into your classroom for immediate use by your preschoolers!
You'll receive the 20 activities AND 6 pages of information from me on how to teach preschool math.