Monday, March 17, 2014

Numeral Identification in Kindergarten

We have been working a lot on identifying dot patterns on dice in the last 2 weeks. We have been rolling and drawing the dot patterns over and over and over! The kids have been getting faster and faster at identifying the patterns and this week we needed to take it somewhere different - and connect it back to numbers.

Some of my kids are quite confident with their numbers to 10 but others are not. With these activities, it gives support and independence to those who can identify numbers but are unsure how to form them by themselves.

So how to play?

Each student needs a dice, sheet and whiteboard marker. Roll the dice, say the number and record the number. Continue with the game until one number "wins".

There are 2 variations for you 1-6 with dot patterns to compliment the numbers or 1-10 with just numerals.

Click either pic to go grab the file from Google docs.

(Sorry for the side alignment here)

It is a zip file which contains the pdf version of the recording sheet as well as a jpeg version which you can use on your Smartboard and turn it into a whole class demonstration or game.

I would love some feedback on what you think :)

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  1. Thanks Brooke! The simple roll and write game is perfect for the little ones I teach in Prep as we need practice writing numerals and this is so easy, but effective to play.

  2. thanks they are great! Hopefully will use them with my preps too.
    I need to get some of those clear folders too... where did you get them?

  3. Thank you for sharing, I love how they can do this solo!

  4. Cool Math Games Is there more than just cool MATH games?