Austin had a bag of 17 acorns. Eight squirrels came up to him. He gave each squirrel an acorn. Then five more squirrels came up to him and he gave away one acorn to each of them. How many more… Continue Reading →

Seagrass Dreams: A Counting Book by Kathleen M. Hanes Octopuses One to Ten Ellen Jackson & Robin Page Any counting book can be the launch for exploration of the big idea: We can count a collection to find out… Continue Reading →

Based on “Sisters & Brothers” by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Imagine you were born a quadruplet. What does that mean? What would that mean in your family? “Nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets – four brothers or… Continue Reading →

Up-and-Down Staircase: One block is needed to make an up-and-down staircase, with one step up and one step down. 4 blocks make an up-and-down staircase with 2 steps up and 2 steps down. How many blocks would be needed to build… Continue Reading →

HUNGRY ANTS 100 Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes Read the story to the students. Ask the students to choose one of the following numbers: 12, 24 or 36. Ask them to imagine that this number of ants is going… Continue Reading →

I used digit cards to create a 2-digit number pattern. The wind blew the cards and mixed them up. How might you place the loose digit cards into the following to complete a pattern? How do you know? How might… Continue Reading →

Allow students time to explore the attributes of various 3-D shapes. Have them identify the faces, edges and vertices of the 3-D shapes? Present various problems for them to solve: If you had 3 cones, 2 cylinders and a sphere,… Continue Reading →

Take your class outside and have students collect 5 of an object (leaves, rocks, etc..). The task is for students to work in groups and find different ways to make 5. How many ways can you make 5? How can… Continue Reading →

Materials 10 or more snap cubes per student Task Instruction This is an activity that children can work on in groups. Each child makes a train of connecting cubes of a specified number. On the signal “Snap,” children break their… Continue Reading →

September 25, 2016 Materials: 10 or more snap cubes / objects per player a cup for each player Task Instruction In this activity each child has the same number of cubes and a cup They take turns hiding some of… Continue Reading →