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Math Activities For Home

 count items in the house such as toys, books, or cookies.

 move and count (e.g. jumping jacks, bouncing balls, etc.).

 sort snacks (e.g. by size, shape, color, etc.).

 put objects into groups to count and compare how many are in each group (e.g. forks and spoons, shoes, etc.).

 create a yes/no question to ask others (e.g. Do you like pizza? Do you have a pet?); record and analyze data collected.

 organize objects (e.g. shoes, hair accessories, toys) by attributes and explain the sorting rule.

 collect daily weather data and organize the data in a chart.

 describe positions of objects in the house.

 sort objects to the top, middle, or bottom of shelves (e.g. in the pantry, refrigerator, bookshelf).

 play a game following positional directions to place a stuffed animal in different locations (e.g. above the book, between the chair and table).

 describe the shape of objects (e.g. The door is a rectangle.).

 make a tower of objects (e.g. Legos, blocks, cans). Break the tower into two parts. Tell how many are in each part and then how many there are altogether.

 show ways to make a number by: o drawing a picture of boys and girls to show different combinations of 5. Repeat this for other numbers through 10 using small toys to show ways to make a group of 5. Repeat this for other numbers through 10.

 use stuffed animals to act out a story problem (e.g. There are 3 teddy bears at the park. Then 1 went home. How many are still at the park?).

 make a number 11 through 19 by using straws or sticks to show a group of ten and some more ones. Explain how straws or sticks are organized.

 play the game “What Number Am I?” Create a number (11 through 19) using straws or sticks. Then write the number shown with the sticks or straws. Take turns creating the number.