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Here are some math games, activites, books, and other resources for you and your child to explore.
Speedy Pictures 1 A small quantity of dots, beads, eggs, or fingers is displayed for a few seconds, and the player clicks on the matching number. The quantities are displayed in groupings that lead children away from counting one by one, toward recognizing small groups, counting on, and adding to find the total.
Fishy Count The player counts small numbers of animated fish. Talk to your child about different ways to count the fish, perhaps by finding groups of 2 or 3 fish.
Numeral and Word Matching
The Number Game The player matches numerals and words (2 and two, for example). Your child might need you to read the words out loud.
More or Less The player chooses the group that has the most or fewest objects. You’ll probably need to help your child play this game a few times before he or she can play it alone. Help him or her think of ways to see which group has the most or the fewest items: for example, it may be easier to see which group has the most items missing than it is to count how many items are in each group.
Basic Addition with Pictures
Speedy Pictures 2 Similar to Speedy Pictures 1, players race to beat a timer as they add the number of dots shown on 2 dice, the number of fingers shown on two hands, or the number of beads shown in two rows. This one is a winner!
Farm Addition The player adds two groups of chicks and selects the number that shows the total.
Shape Match In this memory game, the player matches shapes. Talk to your child about the names for the different shapes. You might also need to help your child figure out a strategy for remembering where the shapes are.
Pattern Mania The player looks at a repeating pattern and then chooses the item that comes next. Ask your child to explain how he or she can tell what comes next and to show you where the pattern starts and where it ends.
The sites below contain some of the best games for elementary math students. Look through the sites to find other games for your child to play.
Math Books for Kindergarten
Reading books with mathematical themes can help students improve their skills and foster a good attitude toward math. This list will
direct you to books that you and your child may enjoy. Your librarian, bookseller, and other Web sites can guide you to more wonderful children’s books that address mathematical themes.
Counting & Number Sense
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Anno’s Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno
1,2,3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle
Let’s Count by Tana Hoban
Two Ways to Count to Ten by Ruby Dee
Adding & Subtracting
Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti
Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle
Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt
Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper
Cluck O’Clock by Kes Gray
Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson
(used in Bridges K)
Jenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris
So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban
Resources from adopted math curriculum, Bridges for Mathematics http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/materials/parents/parents0