Matific's Kindergarten Games are a collection of approximately 70 activities and more than 20 practice sheets covering four Common Core-related categories: Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, and Geometry. Each game set is focused on a specific basic math skill so you can choose games based on exactly what your students need.
It's important to know that there’s little in the way of built-in explicit instruction, as the games are meant to inspire kids' inquiry. Depending on your students, you could use the games as an intro activity, or introduce and teach new concepts first and then use the games for practice or assessment. The practice sheets might be especially useful for assessment, testing prep, or even as a diagnostic tool. Although there's audio, much of the game instruction is text-dependent or not readily accessible. Especially at the kindergarten level, be ready to help your students navigate the site and figure out how to play.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Counting And Cardinality
Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.1
Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
Number And Operations In Base Ten
Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
Operations And Algebraic Thinking
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings2, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Fluently add and subtract within 5.
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