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I Have A… Who Has A…?
I Have A… Who Has A…?
Students develop an ability to quickly identify and communicate the names of many different geometric shapes
How Many Dots Do You See?
How Many Dots Do You See?
Students use visual pattern/arrangement to develop how to recognize quantity with accuracy and speed
How Many? 5-Frame and 10-Frame Inside-Out
How Many? 5-Frame and 10-Frame Inside-Out
Students develop their spatial structuring of numbers and strengthen their working memory to compose and decompose
Secret Shape Code
Secret Shape Code
Students develop spatial skills by practicing how to describe the location and orientation of different cut-out shapes
Box or Not?
Box or Not?
Students strengthen visualization and mental rotation skills to develop the ability to transform a 2D shape into 3D
Build a Structure with 3 Different Views
Build a Structure with 3 Different Views
Students examine 3 views of a structure (top, front and side views) and use interlocking cubes to recreate the shape
Draw 3 Views from a Structure
Draw 3 Views from a Structure
Students develop the ability to picture structures from different perspectives and reconstruct the figure from memory
Square Moves
Square Moves
Students take a hands-on approach to learning transformation by using square tiles to recreate transformed shapes
See It, Build It, Check It (3-D Version)
See It, Build It, Check It (3-D Version)
Students exercise their ability to recreate 3D geometric shapes from memory using pattern blocks
Can You Make A Square?
Can You Make A Square?
Students utilize their spatial reasoning skills to create squares using different tangram combinations
Hexagon Card Game
Hexagon Card Game
Students race to completely fill in the outline of a hexagon using different combinations of pattern blocks
Missing Puzzle Pieces
Missing Puzzle Pieces
Students develop reasoning and discussion skills by identifying the missing piece of a puzzle from options below
See It, Build It, Check It (2-D Version)
See It, Build It, Check It (2-D Version)
Students exercise their ability to recreate 2D geometric shapes from memory using pattern blocks
Shape Transformer
Shape Transformer
Students work together to understand transformations as a series of inputs and outputs using the "Shape Transformer"
Hole-Punch Symmetry
Hole-Punch Symmetry
Students visualize how paper that has been folded and hole-punched will look when the paper is unfolded.
Spatializing Area
Spatializing Area
Students will approach measurement through visual comparisons, mental iterations, physical iterations, and tiling.
Roll & Build Bingo
Roll & Build Bingo
Students take turns to tossing two dice and building a corresponding unifix tower to see who can complete a bingo first.
The Animal Grid Game
The Animal Grid Game
Students love this offline coding lesson in which they get to be the zookeeper feeding animals.
Square Tile Grid Symmetry Quick Image
Square Tile Grid Symmetry Quick Image
Students have to visualize a series of reflection challenges made of square tiles and recreate them from memory.
Pattern Block Symmetry Quick Image
Pattern Block Symmetry Quick Image
Students have to visualize a series of reflection challenges made of pattern blocks and recreate them from memory.
Pattern Blocks Quick Image
Pattern Blocks Quick Image
Students have to visualize a series of challenges made of pattern blocks and recreate them from memory.
Multilink Cube 3D Quick Image
Multilink Cube 3D Quick Image
Students have to visualize 2D images of 3D shapes comprised of multilink cubes and recreate them from memory.
Base Ten Block Quick Image
Base Ten Block Quick Image
Students have to recreate from memory an image composed of base ten blocks. Then they calculate the sum.
Target Number Game
Target Number Game
Students select target numbers and attempt to scoop up that many countable objects.
Can You Draw This?
Can You Draw This?
Students recreate an image of a square divided by a series of lines from memory and describe the strategies they used.
Designs and Patterns on Grid
Designs and Patterns on Grid
Students learn how to read letter-number coordinates by creating designs and patterns on grid.
Pentomino Battleship
Pentomino Battleship
Students practice reading letter-number coordinates by playing a battleship game with a partner.
Perspective Taking
Perspective Taking
Students learn perspective taking by identifying the top, side, and front view of 3-D figures.
Daily Calendar
Daily Calendar
This daily lesson with many small activities gives students the opportunity to practice all five strands of math every day.
Doubles
Doubles
Students organize doubles from 0 to 12 in a way that makes sense to them. This allows them to see number patterns.
Barrier Game
Barrier Game
One student builds a structure and gives instructions to his/her partner to build an identical structure.
Building with the Mind’s Eye
Building with the Mind’s Eye
Students visualize and build a figure in their mind's eye. Then they describe it for the class.
Number Hunt
Number Hunt
Students practice one-to-one correspondence in this fun dice-rolling, bingo-dabbing game!
Collect the Shapes
Collect the Shapes
Children collect 2D shapes on a grid by giving directional instructions and answering questions on shapes attributes.
Multiple Turnover Game
Multiple Turnover Game
In this game students try to identify whether their cards contain multiples of a given factor.
Curious George and the Rabbits
Curious George and the Rabbits
Students work together to demonstrate different ways to compose and decompose the number 10 or 20.
Adding Up the Number Line
Adding Up the Number Line
In this addition and subtraction game players attempt to arrive exactly at 500 on the number line.
The Cube Challenge
The Cube Challenge
In this lesson, students work together to build 21 unique structures out of 3, 4, and 5 unifix cubes. Can you build them all?
Upside Down World
Upside Down World
Students work with unifix cubes to rebuild "buildings" that have been turned upside down!
Find Your Match
Find Your Match
Students collect a matching number pair or two cards that add or subtract to a predetermined sum/difference.
Scrambled Egg Math
Scrambled Egg Math
Children shake the egg carton then roll a die to determine whether they will be adding or subtracting.
Super Mind
Super Mind
Children are presented with two-dimensional shapes and encouraged to explore the shapes.