Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Creates and identifies sets to 20
Activity: Using counters such as beans, M&Ms, toothpicks, etc., show the child a number (0-20) and have him/her make a set containing that number. After making two sets determine which set is larger, smaller, and then compare how many more objects are in the larger set.

Recognizes and orders numbers to 20
Activity: Using a set of flash cards have child randomly identify numerals 1-20 without hesitation. Mix numerals up and have child place them in the correct order.

Identifies ordinal positions to 10
Activity: Put a group of 10 objects in a row. Have your child point to the object which is first, second, etc.

Constructs, reads and interprets graphs to answer questions
Activity: With your child, graph the people in your family who like cookies or ice cream. Ask questions such as: “Do more of us like cookies best or ice cream?” “How many like ice cream?”, “How many people are in our family?”

Identifies half and whole
Activity: At mealtime cut various foods in half, unequal parts, and whole; then have your child identify those that are half and whole. Also, provide opportunities to sort objects (paper clips, skittles, crayons) into equal parts and label each as half.

Uses one-to-one correspondence to describe relative sizes of sets to 30
Activity: Provide a set of manipulatives (cubes, toothpicks, marbles, etc). Tell or show your child a number from 1-30 and help him/her make a set of that number. After making two or more sets have him/her tell you which set has more. Line up objects side by side to compare the sets. Next count how many more the larger set has.

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