3 Math Activities for Kindergarteners
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3 Math Activities for Kindergarteners

Hi! I’m Samantha Lake for About.com and today I’m going to show you three math activities for kindergarteners. We’re here at Count Me in Tutors in Bedford Corners, NY.
Use Props to Teach Kindergarteners Counting

With Kindergarteners each student will have a different level of learning based on their preschool education. So we will keep it pretty simple for you. First, lets start with counting. It’s best to have some props, especially items that your students will identify with, such as toys. When children are learning to count, it is imperative that you use visual aids when teaching. Often it helps to have props that individual students identify with, such as plastic firemen for boys and costume jewels for girls. You can pick these up at any dollar store. Touching, seeing and counting at the same time will help children learn faster.
Help Kindergarteners Recognize Number Values

Next, a great Activity is “Which Number is Larger?” Have cards with numbers printed on them, you can hold them up to see if students know which number is larger. Have them point to the larger digit card. If a student is having trouble with this activity, visual aids will help. For example, if the numbers on the cards are 5 and 8, make two piles of crayons and ask the student which pile is bigger. Next, place the number cards next to each corresponding pile and reiterate the number in the pile and the number on the card.
Coloring Helps Kindergarteners Engage in Math Activities

Finally, we have an activity commonly called circle ten. Circle ten is a sheet with rows of like images, totaling ten and above. The goal is to have the student circle ten images per box, while counting as they circle and stopping at ten. This allows the child’s brain to be ingrained with a visual of how many images equal the number 1, 2, 3, 4 and so on. Each circle ten sheet has five boxes, so the student must repeat the activity in one sitting and this will help memory retention. As an added bonus, your kindergarten students can color in the pictures when they are finished with the work sheet.