# Maths

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### Adding popsicle sticks to our wish lists for these cool magnetic counting sticks (from the Elementary Math Maniac). Use to teach number sense - counting sets, ordering numbers, etc.

### This can help students with 10 frames Using cotton swabs to paint ten frames and twenty frames and SO MANY MORE GREAT IDEAS on how to build number sense in First Grade and Kindergarten with a lot of pictures! Must read!

### Paper Plate Bugs - Cocktails With Mom

A, Bee, C, Preschool: Building Shapes. Kindergarten readiness: Colored craft sticks are labeled with the number of sides each shape has, ie: 3 purple sticks - triangle. The children will choose a color and build the matching colored shape from the sticks.

### Egg Bean Game/Missing Addend Also invert the cup - Ask ss to put 3 inside the cup and the rest (ie. in a straight line in front of them. "Now, let's count on - Roll a die to determine how many beans go inside the cup (also subitizing). Kids love this one!

Instead of numbers write the color word on the bottles. Sort pom-poms by color. Empty each bottle and count the pom-poms. Then record how many pom-poms were in each bottle. Add the two colors together for addition practice.

### A nice idea for using shapes to make a mouse. Use with MOUSE SHAPES by Ellen Stoll Walsh.-for math center

### I ❤️ Numicon. The tactile and visual element it adds to number is fantastic. At the moment in Reception we are really just at the exploration stage, so I've but putting the numicon out with the pai.

The Imagination Tree writes numbers on pebbles with permanent marker, & then uses them for for counting, ordering & addition maths activities.

FREE Play ‘Hidden Numbers’ to help children recognise numbers - this game will get your child to associate shapes with numbers for easy identification. Cut a small hole in an envelope, put a number in it so that only part of it shows,