Grade 1 Worksheets
Start this preschool math theme very simple and make sure that if you ever see a child getting frustrated with numbers and math, that you ask yourself if you are moving to quickly. We need to give our preschool learners and children all the time they need to learn numbers and math in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
-have number books in the library for the children to look at
-number puzzles can be put in the puzzle centre
-group numbers into 5’s, once 1-5 can be said and recognized, move onto 5-10
-it is okay to go up 30 or possibly a little higher depending on the age of your group
-30 is a good number to reach to as those are the number of days in some of our months
-if you are doing a “calendar time” before your circle, instead of focusing on days of the week and months, just focus on numbers and counting
-once the children are familiar with at least number 1-10 you can try little equations with them using objects in group circles (i.e. If I have 3 apples and Johnny eats one, how many do I have left?)
-there are simple math work sheets in our math section of this site if you feel the children in you care are capable
-adding fun songs, rhymes and finger plays dealing with numbers gets children familiar with them in a fun, memorable way
5 green and speckled frogs,
sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs,
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are 4 green speckled frogs
*Continue with the song singing down until you get to No Green Speckled Frogs
1 little finger, 1 little finger, 1 little finger,
tap, tap, tap!
Point them to the ceiling, point them to the floor and
lay them in your lap, tap, tap!
*Continue counting up all the way to 10. When you reach 'ten fingers' instead of tapping, say "clap".
The above counting song is demonstrated in the educational video above for use with children during a preschool math theme or with kids learning to count.
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