These games and routines would also work very well with pre-school students as they are preparing to enter Kindergarten.
Match numerals and dot diceThis is a great game for kids to play on their own or with a partner if they are ready for partner work
|I start by giving kids the first 6 cards in my numbers to 120 place value deck. I hand them to them in a random pile and ask them to spread them out and put them in counting order. This helps kids practice orienting the cards so the numerals are all facing the right way and lets me see which kids can put the numbers in order without counting the place value pieces by ones and which kids still need to count to figure out what the numeral says.|
|Once kids have the base 10 cards in order, I give them a dot die and have them roll it. (I really do take time here to teach how to roll a die if this is the first time they are using them!!!) If they roll a 6, they get to flip over the card with the numeral six on it.|
|Another variation of the game where student rolls a numeral dice and turns over the matching picture.|
What early numeracy activities do you use with students who are just starting to think about number?
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