Every year we have some students that struggle with one-to-one correspondence. It is difficult` to move on to other math subjects before they have mastered this skill, so I developed this pack so that we could focus on counting skills. We use this with a few students at a time in guided groups so that we can make sure they are getting the most out of the activities.
Here is a look at all the activities that I included, I kept them very simple so that students could just focus on counting. I store these in a bin ready to use, so that it is just grab and go!
Bears are always a favorite math manipulative with kindergarten students. I don’t know if it’s the cuteness, or the colors but they love using them! These cards are made so that students can put a bear on each image, and use their finger to trace the number.
This activity also works on fine motor skills while they count. They clip a clothespin to each circle and count as they clip. This is great for slowing down their counting so they are not skipping numbers.
Snap Cube Towers
Who doesn’t love building towers? Add a math component to make counting fun for your students. I had our students count as they build, to make sure it matches the number on the card.
This was a huge hit with our students! I had pulled it out to work with 1 of our kids, and I soon had a table full of students that also wanted to do it. There is just something about stickers that children love to use! There are two versions included: one with circle outlines, and one without. This makes it to differentiate for your students.
Color and Count
This is another recording page that students love to color. It can also be used to track their progress, keep for assessment purposes, or to send home for extra practice.
Students used plastic links to make chains to match the numbers on the card, then they attached the chain to the card by linking it through the hole I made. Another great fine motor activity, along with a fun way to practice one-to-one correspondence!
Which one of these activities is your favorite? Do your students have a favorite math manipulative? Let me know in the comments!