Photo credit: Turtlediary.com Number Place Values is a straight forward game, where a number is said aloud, and students click and drag out the exact number of base ten blocks to match the original number. Using base ten blocks provide a visual way for students to conceptualize the amount that each digit represents in a […]
Photo credit: roomrecess.com Number Matcher helps students match numerical numbers with the written word (in English).
Photo credit: roomrecess.com 1, 2, 3, Toys is a game to help kids count from 1-5, from 1-10, and to count from words. Kids lift the correct number of toys up to the shelf and click the button that says done to check the accuracy.
Photo credit: LittleLives, Inc. I like these educational videos that feature Miss Twinkle and her class. Using songs and animation to teach, can be very powerful. Here are some of my favorites for early mathematicians: The Number Zoo – Twinkle Trails Episode 2 (Focuses on the numbers 0-10, and introduces infinity) The Addition Swamp – […]
Photo credit: ABCya.com Adventure Man and the Counting Quest is a fun adventure for early counters. Disclaimer: students will need an adult to help with the reading for this game. Save
Photo credit: Frugal in First These anchor charts from Frugal in First are wonderful visuals to help students understand that addition means putting things together, and subtraction means taking things apart. Save
After one-to-one counting, students move on to the concept of cardinality, which is when students can tell how many things are in a set. In the link above, there is a video of a child who struggles with the concept of cardinality, as he recounts the same objects, one at a time, over and over […]
Photo credit: TurtleDiary.com Number Twins (developed by TurtleDiary.com) is a compelling addition game to help students think about pairs of numbers that add up to the sum of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10. Our daughter and I, both found this game to be fun! Bonus: This game also works on developing focus, speed, and […]
Photo credit: They Might Be Giants I Can Add is a nice song, from They Might Be Giants, to teach kids about addition. Bonus: part of this song is sung in Spanish too. Save Save
Photo credit: Pentatonix on Sesame Street Here are some of my favorite songs for teaching children about counting numbers: Zero by They Might Be Giants The Batty Bat sung by Count von Count, focuses on the numbers 1,2,3. Feist sings 1,2,3,4 on Sesame Street. High Five! by They Might Be Giants. The Secret Life of […]