Scoop It Up! Ice Cream Cone Counting and Cardinality Math Center and Games
Summer and Ice Cream themed math center or game. This center includes ice cream cone mats with an numerals on each cone (1-10). Students will identify numerals and add the correct number of ice cream scoops to the top of the ice cream cone. Students will complete extension activities after playing the ice cream game. Ice cream cone flashcards are also included. Each flashcard includes a numeral, number word, and the appropriate number of scoops for the cone.
Extension Activity 1- Count the scoops on the ice cream cone and write the correct numeral 1-5 (pg. 19)
Extension Activity 2– Students will choose the number of scoops to draw on their cone. Students will fill in the number for the sentence, or students will write their own sentence. Choose the appropriate level for each student.(pg. 20-21)
Extension Activity 3– Students will read the numeral on the ice cream cone and draw that many scoops on the cone. (pg. 22-23)
Extension Activity 4– Students will trace numbers, trace and fill in the missing numbers and write numbers 1-12. (pg. 24-26)
This center can be printed out and laminated for durability.
Common Core Standard signs are included for you to use on your wall or on the front of the center.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.3 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).
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4a 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.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4b 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.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4c Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5 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.
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