Series: Focus on Play

A Race to Ten, Both Fun and Mathematical

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Creating grid games from classroom materials can be a great opportunity for fun and mathematical discussions involving small sets. This teacher has customized her own dot cube with 1, 2, 3, and 4 dots. She is looking to see what quantities her students can subitize and count out. Of course, there’s lots of natural practice with one-to-one correspondence built into this simple, but mathematically rich game.

Why is this important?

Math games allow children to operate at different levels of thinking and to learn from each other. In this clip, the children range in ages from 3.5 to 5.

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Foundational Math Concepts

Source: Erikson Institute • Copyright: Erikson Institute • Content ID: ED528-170725

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    Stephanie allen

    November 14, 2017 at 11:20pm

    Where can we find the printable for race to ten?

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