Teaching preschool students how to classify and sort builds strong reasoning skills. Unit 3 introduces classifying and sorting by categories such as color, type or size. These skills create order and organization for young learners and helps them identify important information for future math skills, such as graphing and measuring. Unit 3 also teaches positional words in a variety of fun ways.
The Preschool Math Made Fun curriculum helps make learning engaging for little learners all while covering the skills needed to move to the next level (Kindergarten Math Made Fun). This unit is loaded with plenty of play-based learning!
Here are the 7 Units included in the Preschool Math Made Fun Curriculum:
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This comprehensive and full Preschool math curriculum ensures that students will be fully prepared for Kindergarten in a variety of ways! The units allow for critical thinking, use of manipulatives, fun and engaging practice pages, and interactive centers that are sure to keep your students wanting more math!
What is included in each unit?
*Daily scripted lesson plans
*A Scope and Sequence for each unit
* Pre-Assessments to help group students accordingly
*Post-Assessments to measure what students have learned
*Hands-on Math Centers
*NO PREP Practice pages for each lesson
*Material Wrap Up Page for each unit
*Suggested Intervention Materials
*Suggested Spiral Review Materials
*Unused pages for extra practice and review
Let’s take a look at Unit 3 in Action…
There are 24 Hands-On Centers in this Unit! I’m excited to show you each center and how it works.
CENTER NUMBER 1: Sort and Classify
Identify the two categories. Sort the cards to the correct mat.
CENTER NUMBER 2: Sorting Coins
Sort the coins to the correct boxes on the mat.
CENTER NUMBER 3: Transportation Sort
Pick a card. Decide if the image is in the air or on land and sort.
CENTER NUMBER 4: Sorting by Color
CENTER NUMBER 5: Sorting by Size
Sort the bears onto to the mat by small, medium or large.
CENTER NUMBER 6: What Color Am I?
Pick a card. Sort the card to the correct color mat.
CENTER NUMBER 7: I Can Sort by Color
Sort the bears (or any other colorful manipulative) onto to the mat by color.
CENTER NUMBER 8: Spin and Sort by Color
Spin the spinner. Find an item in the room with the same color. Mark the mat and race to the top.
CENTER NUMBER 9: What Shape Am I?
Pick a card. Sort the card to the correct shape mat.
CENTER NUMBER 10: Community Helper Sort
Pick a card. Sort the card to the correct community helper mat.
CENTER NUMBER 11: Food Group Sorting
Pick a card. Sort the card to the correct food group.
CENTER NUMBER 12: Letters and Numbers
Pick a card. Decide if it is a letter or a number. Sort the cards to the mat.
CENTER NUMBER 13: I Can Sort by Shape
Use the mat to sort the pattern blocks by shape.
CENTER NUMBER 14: Take Me There!
Find a partner. Take turns flipping a card. Use manipulatives to show the position named on the card that you flipped. Tell your partner about your work.
CENTER NUMBER 15: Spin and Cover by Size
Spin the spinner. Cover a picture to match the size on your spin.
CENTER NUMBER 16: Spin and Cover by Position
Spin the spinner. Cover a picture to match the position on your spin. (3 pages)
CENTER NUMBER 17: Positional Words Cards
Listen to the directions. Place the animal in the correct position.
CENTER NUMBER 18: Spin a Positional Word
Spin the spinner. Cover a picture to match the position on your spin.
CENTER NUMBER 19: Color and Positional Words
Listen to the directions. Place the object in the correct position in the picture.
CENTER NUMBER 20: Weaving (Lacing) with Positional Words
Weave yarn in, out, through, from behind, from in front of and around the holes on the card. This is a fun way to add some fine motor skills as well!
CENTER NUMBER 21: Simon Says…
Your teacher will read directions to you. Listen carefully and follow the directions. This activity comes with two versions- 1-step directions and 2-step directions.
CENTER NUMBER 22: Positional Word Sort
Pick a card. Sort the card to the correct positional word mat.
CENTER NUMBER 23: I Know My Colors
Read the color word. Spell out the color word with the letters. Find the cards that have a picture with that color.
CENTER NUMBER 24: Color Posters
Look at the items on each poster. Find more items around the classroom that are the color on the poster.
NO PREP Practice Pages- We all know that kids need a lot of practice to help master math concepts and to help them retain the knowledge. So I’ve made sure that each Preschool Math Unit will have a variety of fun NO PREP practice/worksheet pages for students to practice, practice, practice! These NO PREP practice pages allow students to master math concepts through cutting and pasting, coloring, dice games and more! Best of all, you can refer back to the Preschool Math Standards page and see which standard each page covers! Furthermore, you can connect these pages to a center that covers the SAME standard!
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