DAILY MATH ROUTINES:
Number of the Day:
Children track the number of days in school on the "Growing Number Line" and represent the number of days in school with objects. They become familiar with the numbers 1-100 and beyond, and make sense of written numbers and place value.
Children count, write numbers, collect data, and solve problems as they chart daily attendance.
Daily Schedule and Monthly Calendar:
Children develop their understanding of time by using a daily schedule and a monthly calendar. They apply counting and operations skills as they use, assemble and dismantle the calendar.
Weather and Temperature Observation:
Children collect, organize, and analyze weather and temperature data over time.
Children collect, record, display, and discuss data that interest them by answering a daily question and surveying classmates with data questions of interest.
SECTION 1 OVERVIEW:
- Compare lengths and explain their thinking in a social activity.
- Use shape names as they explore with pattern blocks.
- Use one to one correspondence and the cardinal principle as they engage in a counting game.
- Explore the numbers 0-9 to practice and reinforce early counting and numeration skills.
- Play an active counting game to develop their oral counting skills, including counting on.
- Count, compare and represent data about their birthday month and how they get to school.
- Create a graph showing their ages and use them to answer counting and comparison questions.
- Count out objects to represent 5 in multiple ways, and informally explore addition and subtraction within 5.
- Compose and decompose numbers and explore addition by looking quickly at dots in different arrangements.
- Use five frames to compose numbers in various ways and informally explore addition and subtraction within 5.
- Use informal language to describe, compare, sort, and contrast a variety of shapes.
- Identify and describe shapes in the context of repeating and growing patterns.
- Play a matching game with dot cards to practice recognizing equal quantities in different arrangements
- Play a game with dot card to practice counting and comparing sets
- Examine, describe, and compare a variety of triangles and create a triangle collage
- Make a number board to reinforce counting skills and principles and visualize the "one more" counting pattern
- Use concrete nonverbal experiences to develop their understanding of addition and subtraction
- Determine the number of objects in a set when one object is added
- Sort and classify objects by varying characteristics
- Examine, describe and compare circles and create a circle collage
- Compose and decompose numbers in various ways on a ten frame and informally explore addition and subtraction
- Practice counting collections in different arrangements
- Explore rectangles and create a rectangle collage
- Invent and solve different types of number stories using a variety of strategies
- Sort, count, compare, and graph pattern blocks by shape
- Use ten frames go to explore number pairs that add to 10
- Write and represent numbers as they begin to make individual number books
- Compare and describe objects of varying lengths
- Use positional language to follow and give directions
- Create matching representations for a number between 5 and 10
- Practice numeral recognition, counting and one-to-one correspondence as they play a game
- Represent how successive numbers refer to quantities that are one larger
- Use number cards to practice numeral recognition, sequencing numbers, and matching sets and numerals
- Roll dice and record rolls to practice counting and number writing to explore probability informally
- Play a game to practice number recognition and explore number relationships (greater, less)
- Practice number writing and other numerations skills and establish routines for working with slates
- Classify and sort attribute blocks by shape and size and count and compare sets.
- Explore, recognize, and describe shapes by touch.
- Create a class graph of favorite color.
- Use calculators to practice reading and recording numbers to represent objects.
- Mentally compose and decompose numbers and relate quantities to 5 and 10 on a ten frame to develop fact strategies.
- Count and recognize numbers 10-19 in a movement activity.
- Combine pattern blocks in different ways to make a hexagon.
- Use connecting cubes to compose and decompose numbers in multiple ways.
- Compare the weights of objects using a pan balance.
- Learn and practice skip counting by 10's.
- Play a game with number cards to practice comparing written numerals.
- Explore the number grid and use it as a counting tool.
SECTION 5 OVERVIEW:
- Celebrate the 100th day of school by counting to 100 in a variety of ways and creating and describing a collection of 100 objects.
- Find, record, and analyze sums of dice rolls.
- Play a cooperative game to generate combinations that add to 10.
- Use fingers to explore the concept that teen numbers represent "10 and some more ones."
- Represent and compare teen numbers.
- Identify and draw shapes from the environment.
- Model number stories with counters and the addition symbol.
- Model addition concretely by playing the "train game."
- Write numbers on scrolls to deepen understanding of the count sequence and place value.
- Combine shapes to create new shapes.
SECTION 6 OVERVIEW:
- Use string to compare their body height to that of their peers.
- Compare and order objects by length.
- Sort, count and compare as they make and interpret a pet graph.
- Name, describe, and compare 3-dimensional shapes in everyday objects.
- Analyze differences and relationships among 2- and 3- dimensional shapes.
- Figure out and apply sorting rules as they play a game.
- Model number stories with counters and the subtraction symbol.
- Model subtraction concretely and symbolically through a game.
- Describe, analyze, and compare measurable and geometric attributes through a game.
- Play a game to practice finding combinations that add to 10.
- Practice addition and subtraction in a game.
- Model number stories with equations.