Early Years Math

Making Clocks

Students review different aspects of a clock. Then they have the opportunity to make their own!

Introduction to Graphing

Graphs are a clear way to display data. Children use previous sorting lessons to learn how to make a graph

Building a Graph

Students and their teacher review different components of a graph and build a graph together

Growing Patterns

Through this fun story about magical snakes, children think about numerical patterns

Name Pattern

Children continue to notice patterns in their name by using this grid and recognizing the repetition that occurs

Introduction to Venn Diagrams

Introduce students to one of the essential hallmarks of elementary data management: the Venn Diagram

Cuisenaire Rods ​

Students investigate relationships between numbers by comparing the size of cuisenaire rods

Make a Venn Diagram

Students learn how to sort items by multiple attributes using Venn Diagrams

Introduction to Patterning

Students learn to recognize and extend patterns in different contexts and identify the features that define a pattern

The Animal Grid Game

Students love this offline coding lesson in which they get to be the zookeeper feeding animals

Sorting Material

Students sort and describe different types of materials such as little animals, beads, and shapes

Story Problems

Story problems can be used throughout the year to reinforce number sense in a fun and engaging way!

Patterns with Unifix Cubes

Unifix cubes are a great tool to use to explore patterns. In this lesson, children make their own patterns

Ladybug Patterns

By using only one kind of material, students are challenged to think about making patterns in a different way

Ladybug Houses

Students develop an understanding of numbers by comparing the number of ladybugs inside vs. outside of the house

Patterns with Beads

Children are challenged with making multiple patterns with beads of different size, shapes, and colours

Using Names to Explore Graphing

Is it a name? Is it a puzzle? Students discover all of the above in this activity as they practice their numeracy skills

Can You Draw This?

Students combine art with math in this activity to express their knowledge of spatial language and geometric shapes

Unifix Counting Towers

Students get their minds and hands engaged with numeracy while making Unifix Towers

Spatializing Area (Part 3 of 3)

Students use cutout shapes to understand the relationship between size, area and relevant measurements

Spatializing Area (Part 2 of 3)

Students use cutout shapes to understand the relationship between size, area and relevant measurements

Spatializing Area (Part 1 of 3)

Students use cutout shapes to understand the relationship between size, area and relevant measurements

Sorting Apples

Students learn graphing with the use of apple slices and describe their findings using mathematical terms

What Colour Is Your Iris?

In this activity, early years students are introduced to graphing by observing the colour of their eye

Building Towers

Students take turns to drawing a number card and building a corresponding unifix tower to see whose tower is taller

Dice Toss

Students engage in a simple probability experiment that only requires dice and mental math strategies

Hexagon Card Game

Students race to completely fill in the outline of a hexagon using different combinations of pattern blocks

Exploring accessibility issues with mathematics

Students demonstrate knowledge of measurement, data management and probability, and geometry

The Garden Patio

Children explore measurement and geometry and spatial sense through a narrative about a garden patio.

Dominoes Parking Lot Game

Students are given the challenge of placing dominoes in their corresponding parking spot.

Number Hunt

Students practice one-to-one correspondence in this fun dice-rolling, bingo-dabbing game!

Curious George and the Rabbits

Students work together to demonstrate different ways to compose and decompose the number 10 or 20.

Pattern Hunt

Students go on a pattern hunt to look for naturally occurring patterns in their environment.


Students measure length and area through focused exploration in this guided activity.

Circle to Bar Graph

What is easier to read - a circle graph or a bar graph? Children discover the answer with this lesson.

Symmetry Game

This game allows children to be creative and practice the basics of symmetry through play with classmates.

Smarties Graph

Every box of Smarties contains a different amount of each colour. Children graph what their box contains.

Graphs on Paper

Students practice precise graphing skills by using this graphing package to sort and classify objects.

Sorting Children

By sorting children in the class, students observe the similarities and differences between their classmates.