# Standard: IELD Goal 6

Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.

## Cereal Sorting

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

## Chrysanthemum

In this lesson, children will use the number of letters that they have in their names to count and graph and then compare and contrast.

## Circles and Bears

In this lesson, children will roll dice to determine the number of circles and then the numbers of bears in those circles. After collecting that data, they will determine how many groups of bears they have for a total number of bears.

## 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.

## Dots of Fun

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

## 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.

## Fractionpillar

In this lesson, children will create and record the fractions for each color of their caterpillar using colored pompoms.

## Hot Cocoa Math

In this lesson, children will count the marshmallows in their hot chocolate and write the number on their hot chocolate mugs.

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.

## LEGO Math

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

## Apple-Counting Fun

In this lesson, children will count the correct number of apples to match the numerals on the tree trunks.

## Apples and Oranges

In this lesson, children will begin to develop an understanding of separating a set into a maximum of four parts.

## Counting Dice Roll

In this lesson, children will count by ones using counters to match the roll of a die.

## Grab Bag Fun

In this lesson, children will correctly count the number of objects representing the number on a card.

## Flower Power in the Outdoor Classroom

“Look, look! Come and see what is inside this flower!”  It’s a warm, late-spring day and our friends are scattered around the yard, discovering the new surprises that have popped up overnight. The flowers are finally showing their beautiful blooms! “Is it a bumblebee?” I ask. They look at me—their eyes big with wonder. […]

## 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 […]

## Water Play!

“It works! The water is coming out!” Rokia cannot contain her excitement as the discovery of a full rain barrel adds a new avenue of discovery and learning for our week. “How did you do that? Can I have a turn? Get a bucket!” The excitement builds as so many little brains begin to […]

## Rocking through Early Learning Standards

Rock balancing or CAIRNS has found its way into our play again this week! Stacking and balancing rocks encourages math and science investigations that are always developmentally appropriate. My adrenaline starts flowing and a smile grows on my face when a two-year-old child exhibits an innate sense of how to balance many more rocks […]

## May the Force be With You

“Look! The people blocks are in a line and they crash at the bottom,  just like when we play on the slide!” This is a lightbulb moment as Evelyn transfers knowledge gleaned from a previous play experience into her current hands-on learning. A chain-reaction domino fall during today’s block play reminds Evelyn of […]

## A Cat Quandary

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

## Estimation Destination

In this lesson, children will trace their own hands and estimate how many Fruit Loops it will take to the tracings.

In this lesson, children will sort, classify and count by ones to determine “how many?”

## 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.

## Ordinal Number Sort with the Hungry Caterpillar

In this lesson, children will follow the eating patterns of the hungry caterpillar and sort the caterpillar’s snacks according to the sequence in which they are eaten.

## Painted Rock

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

## Picture Pie Fractions

In this lesson, children will identify parts of a whole and create pictures using a whole circle, a half circle, a quarter circle and an eighth of a circle.

## 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.

## Roll & Record

In this lesson, children will develop visual images for quantities up to six and begin to understand and apply basic concepts of probability using dice.

## Take a Trip with Rooster

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

## 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.

## 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 Comes in Twos, Threes and Fours?

In this lesson, children will be able to recognize, sort and differentiate objects in groups of two, three and four.

## What’s in a Name?

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

## Groovy Buttons

In this lesson, children will read a book about Pete the Cat. As Pete loses the buttons from his shirt, the children will count down from four to zero.

## Jump in the River

In this lesson, children will explore addition of whole numbers.

## Monkey Mania

In this lesson, children will use subtraction by acting out the words to the accompanying book and song.

## 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.

## 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.

## Quack and Count

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

## Subtraction Bowling

In this lesson, children will subtract the number of “bowling pins” that are knocked down and calculate the remaining pins left standing, using a base of 10.

## Yahtzee

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

## Playing with Sticks

If you’ve been fortunate enough to visit The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, or driven by the Arboretum on Interstate 88, you may have spotted Joe the Guardian, a 20-foot-tall, spear-wielding troll peering down at the passing cars from atop his grassy berm. Joe is just one of six towering troll statues created by […]