We love finding different ways to learn math more hands on instead of with worksheets whenever possible. This week we covered counting and patterns in math.
Strawberry has these numbers and counters we got second-hand at the beginning of the school year. We haven’t used them for anything more than fun play up until now but they came in handy this week.
Unfortunately since we got these second-hand I’m unsure where you can get these exact ones at but I did find these that are similar you could purchase. The great thing is you don’t need them. Anything you have laying your house could work.
We used these for counting, graphing and patterns.
I laid a pile out and Strawberry would count them. Then we created a graph with different counters, counting as we created it. We also reviewed organization by separating the colors and shapes. The next day we used them to create patterns.
We also used puff balls we had in our craft closet to form patterns.
We talked about what a pattern was and how to create one. Then we created a pattern and talked about what the pattern was and what came next.
After a few days of having fun we then moved onto some counting sheets and graphing sheets. We used Strawberries trinkets to count and graph on these wonderful sheet from Jady. She has this wonderful One to One Correspondence Math pack. Strawberry had a blast with these sheets and asked to do them over and over again.