Standard: A1

Understand patterns, relations, and functions

lessons

Beaded Necklaces

In this lesson, children will create patterns using beads to string a necklace.

Eating Up Patterns

In this lesson, children will sort by color and then create and extend patterns using Fruit Loops cereal.

Inch by Inch

In this lesson, children will use colored measuring worms to measure the legs of the heron in the book

Laundry Sorting

In this lesson, children will sort “laundry” by color, size, shape and clothing attribute.

Measuring Straws

In this lesson, children will use pre-cut straws and match them up with a corresponding length on a piece of paper.

Number Memory

In this lesson, children will match cards that display numbers with cards that display groups of objects that represent those numbers.

Number Sequence Puzzle

In this lesson, children will assemble a puzzle using number strips in the order of 1-10.

Number Yard

In this lesson, children will create their own number yard books by drawing the number of objects that correspond with the numbers on the pages of the book.

Odd or Even

In this lesson, children will differentiate between odd and even numbers by sorting numbers 1-20 into “Odd” or “Even” circles.

One Fish, Red Fish

In this lesson, children will sort, count and record piles of different-colored Goldfish crackers.

One Duck Stuck

In this lesson, children will read the book and begin to recognize that each number is one more than the one before it and that a growing pattern is a pattern that increases or decreases by a constant difference.

Painted Rock

In this lesson, children will use rocks numbered from one to 10 to practice sequencing skills.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

In this lesson, children will graph the different vehicles that they scoop out of a bucket and then analyze their collected data.

Quack and Count

In this lesson, children will use manipulatives to form different groups that make up the number seven.

Remainder of One

In this lesson, children will arrange them 25 cubes into groups of two, three, four and five. The children will examine the different groups and learn about the concept of a remainder.

Sandwich Shop Game

In this lesson, children look at a menu and count out sandwich pieces to build sandwiches and then calculate the prices of their sandwiches.

Tally It Up

In this lesson, children will organize and present tally sticks/marks to represent the number counted.

Ten, Nine, Eight

In this lesson, children will orally count backwards from 10 to 1.

The Tiny Seed

In this lesson, children will count the seeds by ones and twos and then put the packets in order from smallest to largest and vice versa.

Tod und Leben (Life and Death)

In this lesson, children will play a card game and try to accumulate as many cards as possible by identifying the higher-ranking cards.

Uno

In this lesson, children will practice sorting not-number cards from number cards and develop their number sense by identifying similar numbers, one below a number and one above a number.

Vehicle Patterning

In this lesson, children will use vehicle counters to recreate existing patterns and find the unknown within a pattern.

What’s in a Name?

In this lesson, children will count, compare, contrast and graph the number of letters in their names.

Which is Tallest?

In this lesson, children will compare blocks of different lengths and lay them on a graphing map in order from shortest to tallest.

Who’s Hiding?

In this lesson, children will analyze the book’s illustrations to determine which animal is hiding. The children will use the partial data in a guessing/thinking format to figure out which animal is hiding.

Wonderful Worms

In this lesson, children will use colorful plastic worms of different sizes to measure various objects around the room.

Cereal Sorting

In this lesson, children will sort loop cereal such as Fruit Cheerios or Fruit Loops by color and then make patterned bracelets.

Coin-Rubbing Matching Game

In this lesson, children will examine the attributes of coins to identify similarities and differences.

Dinosaur Hop

In this board game, children collect dinosaurs of different colors as they count their way around the board.

Dynamic Dominoes

In this lesson, children will be introduced to a variety of beginning math concepts using dominoes.

Fill the Carton

In this lesson, children will practice counting and number recognition using numbers one thru twelve, an egg carton and small manipulatives such as pebbles.

How Many Beads?

In this lesson, children will string the correct number of beads onto pipe cleaners. The number of beads will correspond with the number on the label at the top of each pipe cleaner.

Hungry Alligator

In this lesson, children will determine if a number is greater than, less than or equal to another.

Jack and the Beanstalk

In this lesson, children will estimate and then measure how many beans fit in the giant’s hand and compare it to how many beans fit in their own hands.

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