# Standard: A3

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships

## A Cat Quandary

In this lesson, children will use objects, pictures and numbers to play out scenarios that involve addition and subtraction.

## Hungry Alligator

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

## Mouse Count

In this lesson, children will count sets of mice and add sets of mice together up to 10 and subtract from the set of mice, from 10 down to zero.

## Quack and Count

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

## 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.

## Take a Trip with Rooster

In this lesson, children will predict, sort, add and subtract the various animals that Rooster meets on his trip.

## 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.

## Yahtzee

In this lesson, children will add the numbers of two dice and cross out the sum.

## Dots of Fun

In this lesson, children will explore the concept of addition by counting the dots on a domino.

## LEGO Math

In this lesson, children will practice counting and adding whole numbers using LEGO blocks.

## Return of the Sand Gardens

“I found GOLD!” squeals Laura. Four little friends are quick to join her in the latest gold rush in the sandbox. In the wee hours of the morning, often when the sun is barely above the horizon and the coffee is still being brewed, gold will magically appear in our sandbox. Spray-painted rocks that […]

## A University of Illinois at Chicago College of Education project funded by the CME Group Foundation

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