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  • 1. Math Activities! Rebecca Winebrinner CDEC 2307 November 16, 2010
  • 2. METHOD: INTERVIEW SKILL: Child is able to match like objects. MATCHING MATERIALS: Colored objects (Mike & Ike) PROCEDURE: Let kids play with materials and instruct them to match colors or shapes. EVALUATION: Note whether or not the kids are able to match objects according to instructions.
  • 3. METHOD: Observational Interview SKILL: Count to 10; Determine numbers; NUMBERS put numbers in order 1-10 MATERIALS: Number cards or index cards with numbers 1-10 written on them PROCEDURE: Mix up cards; have kids identify numbers, place cards in order, and count them out loud. EVALUATION: Note how the children put the cards in order, how high they count, and if they do so in the correct order.
  • 4. METHOD: INTERVIEW SKILL: Child able to classify and sort CLASSIFYING objects into like groups. MATERIALS: Hotwheel cars of different variety (truck, tractor, van, car) and color. PROCEDURE: Randomly arrange vehicles; ask children to arrange them according to truck, tractor, van, car; arrange them according to color. EVALUATION: Determine whether the child is able to distinguish colors and put like vehicles together.
  • 5. METHOD: One-on-One interview SKILL: Child able to determine which group COMPARING has more/less; bigger/smaller. MATERIALS: Coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters) PROCEDURE: Randomly place one of each coin on a table and ask the child to put them in order-smallest to largest; place coins in random amount groups and have the child identify either the smaller or larger group. EVALUATION: Note how the child places the coins when instructed and whether or not they identify the groups correctly.
  • 6. METHOD: Interview SHAPE SKILL: Identify shapes when provided with them or in the environment; able to describe them with what they already know. MATERIALS: 3-D shapes or pictures; shapes in the environment PROCEDURES: Randomly place objects on a table, ask the child to point out particular shapes; have child point out shapes in the classroom. EVALUATION: Make note of whether the child correctly identifies each shape; note descriptive words used by child; note what shapes the child is able to find in the classroom.
  • 7. METHOD: Interview SPACE SKILL: Child is able to use correct spatial relationship words and move an object to the correct position when instructed. MATERIALS: Checker pieces and a Tupperware container PROCEDURES: Place the checker in a particular spot and ask them to identify where it is using spatial words. Repeat process. Then reverse roles, letting the child place the checker where you instruct. EVALUATION: Note whether the child uses spatial words properly and if they are able to comprehend words when given instructions.
  • 8. METHOD: Interview PARTS & SKILL: Making small groups out of a larger WHOLES group MATERIALS: Small bowl of 20 coins and 4 regular size bowls PROCEDURES: Place the bowls in a line on a table; Give the child the small bowl of 20 coins; Instruct the child to divide up the coins into the regular size bowls so that they each contain the same amount EVALUATION: Make a note of how the child proceeds: Does he put one coin in the regular size bowls at a time? Or does he divide the coins up first? Note which method the child uses.
  • 9. METHOD: Interview SKILL: The child is able to place objects in a ORDERING sequence/order of their own and able to finish/copy a pre-determined pattern. MATERIALS: Colored beads PROCEDURES: Place 3-4 beads in a pattern and let the child finish the pattern using the other beads. Repeat with a new pattern. Then, allow the child to make their own patterns. EVALUATION: Determine whether or not the child is able to follow the pre- determine pattern. Make a note about the process the child uses and how they make their own pattern.
  • 10. METHOD: Interview SKILL: Ability to recognize measurement MEASUREMENT materials and their functions, use these materials as instructed, and determine measurements (length & weight) MATERIALS: Ruler, objects to be measured, objects to be weighed. PROCEDURES: Show the child the materials, ask: What is it? & What is it used for? Allow child to demonstrate proper use of materials using objects to measure. Determine weight of objects just by holding them. EVALUATION: Note if the child knows what they are, the use, if it was used properly, ability to follow instructions. Ability to determine lengths & which object is heavier or lighter.
  • 11. METHOD: Group Activity SKILL: Ability to work as a group to create GRAPHING a picture graph. MATERIALS: Washable markers & poster board PROCEDURES: As a class, make a picture graph of favorite foods. Teacher: Make heading (pizza, hamburger, spaghetti, etc.), then while explaining what is happening, draw a picture of own favorite on the poster board. Then, allow the children to find the proper heading and draw their own picture under it. EVALUATION: Determine whether the kids understand the process by watching them as they work. Take note of what isn’t being understood and explain it afterward.