Dive into counting, sorting, patterning, and other early math skills! Set of 72 counters come in 6 different shapes and colors. Ocean animals include whale, shark, sea lion, octopus, stingray, and sea turtle. Great for your "Under the Sea" theme! The activities listed below target the following Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math in Kindergarten. Includes handy storage container with handle. Longest figure measures 1¾"L. Tallest figure measures 1 ¼”H.
WARNING: Choking Hazard – Small partsSpecifications:
- Counting, sorting, patterning, and other early math skills
- Set of 72 comes in 6 different shapes and colors
- Ocean animals include whale, shark, sea lion, octopus, stingray, and sea turtle
- Includes storage container with handle
- Longest figure measures 1 ¾” L
- Tallest figure measures 1 ¼”H
- Activities, (below,) target Common Core State Standards For English, ELA, and Math in Kindergarten
Activities: (Target Common Core State Standards)
Free Exploration—Provide children with opportunities for exploration with the ocean counters. Giving children the time to explore freely allows them to do, see, feel, touch, invent, and discover all on their own.
What is Missing?—Place several counters in front of a child. The child should study them, and then close both eyes while you remove one of the counters. See if the child can tell you which piece is missing. Vary the level of difficulty by adding more counters or by removing more than one counter each time.
Sorting—Have children sort the counters into different sets by attribute, such as shape, color, size, and so on.
Patterning—Create patterns using the counters. Can children continue the pattern you made? Can children create patterns of their own?
Story Problems—Use the ocean counters to create and solve story problems that involve addition and subtraction. Say to the children: “Four whales swim in the ocean. One whale swims away. How many whales are left?” Perform this activity with many different quantities, ocean animals and story scenarios.