California Early Math Project 2019

2018 Early Math Symposium

STEAM Playground Activities

All Activities~ Todas Las Actividades

Ants, Ants, Ants

Ants, Ants, Ants (Spanish)

Blank Labels for sorting activities

Build a Bird Nest

Build a Bird Nest (Spanish)

Build a Seed

Build a Seed (Spanish)

Button Sort

Button Sort (Spanish)

Button Sort (English and Spanish)

Caterpillar Venn Diagram/Monarch

Caterpillar Venn Diagram/Monarch (Spanish)

Cookie Sharing

Cookie Sharing (Spanish)

Cookie Sharing (English and Spanish)

Create a Car

Create a Car (Spanish)

Create a Car (Eng and Span)

Estimation Station

Estimation Station (Spanish)

Go Go Gorilla

Go Go Gorilla Images

Grandfather Tang’s Story Animals, broken

Grandfather Tang’s Story Animals, broken (Spanish)

Grandfather Tang’s Story Animals, solid

Grandfather Tang’s Story Animals, solid (Spanish)

Hexagon Challenge

Hexagon Challenge (Spanish)

How Many Ways

How Many Ways (Spanish)

Just a Second

Just a Second (Spanish)

Magnet Art

Magnet Art (Spanish)

Making Tangrams

Making Tangrams (Spanish)

None Left Over

None Left Over (Spanish)

Over and Over Again

Over and Over Again (Spanish)

Pattern Fish

Pattern Fish (Spanish)

Patterns are Everywhere 

Patterns are Everywhere (Spanish)

Perfect Polygon 

Perfect Polygon (Spanish)

Perfect Square

Perfect Square (Spanish)

Lots of Groovy Buttons

Lots of Groovy Buttons (Spanish)

Race to a Dollar

Race to a Dollar (Spanish)

Race to a Dollar (English and Spanish)

Snack Patterns

Snack Patterns (Spanish)

Sock Sort

Sock Sort (Spanish)

Seed Sorting

Seed Sorting (Spanish)

Swallowtail Size

Swallowtail Size (Spanish)

Table for 40

Table for 40 (Spanish)

Tall Towers

Tall Towers (Spanish)

Tangram Polygons

Tangram Polygons (Spanish)

Twelve Whole Beans

Twelve Whole Beans (Spanish)

Twenty is

Twenty is (Spanish)

Twenty is (English and Spanish)

Unlucky Bean Thirteen

Unlucky Bean Thirteen (Spanish)

Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting and Classifying

Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting and Classifying (Spanish)

Very Hungry Caterpillar Counting and Classifying (English and Spanish

Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Tub

Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Tub (Spanish)

What Floats in a Moat?

What Floats in a Moat? (Spanish)

What’s It Worth?

What’s It Worth? (Spanish)

Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Which One Doesn’t Belong? (Spanish)

Which One Doesn't Belong? (English and Spanish)

Activities by Topic ~ Actividades Por Tema

 

Sorting

 

Books:

The Button Box

Sorting Socks

Seeds

Sorting

 

Activities:

Button Sort

Sock Sort

  • Six Pairs of Socks

  • Basket

Seed Sort

 

Classifying

Book:

Which One Doesn’t Belong

 

Activities:

WODB Directions

Patterns

 

Books:

Pattern Fish

The Napping House

Pattern Bugs

 

Activities:

Over and Over Again

  • Musical Instruments

  • Colored Pencils, Crayons, Paper, Stamps and Stamp Pads, Cash Register Tape

 

Pattern Fish Activity

  • Pictures of Fish

  • Glue

  • Paper

 

Patterns Are Everywhere (introduction)

 

Snack Patterns

  • Bowl

  • Scoop

  • Goldfish crackers

  • Plates

 

 

Counting

 

Books:

Over in the Meadow

Lyle Walks the Dogs

Baby Goes to Market

Have You Seen My Dragon

Counting Crocodiles

One Giant Pair of Underwear

One Watermelon Seed

One is a Snail Ten is a Crab

 

Activities:

How Many Ways

Instructions for How Many Ways

 

Twenty is…

 

Geometry

 

Books:

Grandfather Tang’s Story

One Wolf, Three Pigs, and Seven Magic Shapes

Color Zoo

Perfect Square

 

Activities:

Make a Set of Tangrams

  • Printer paper

  • Ruler

  • Scissors

Animals from Grandfather Tang’s Story

Perfect Polygon

  • Printer paper and origami paper

  • Glue

  • Scissors, hole punch, pinking shears

  • Pencil

Perfect Square

  • Printer paper and origami paper

  • Glue

  • Scissors, hole punch, pinking shears

  • Pencil

 

 

Sensory Exploration, Venn Diagrams, Compare and Contrast

 

Book:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Activities:

Very Hungry Caterpillar Sensory Tub

  • Tub and objects to place in tub

Venn Diagram Activity – Monarch –vs- Very Hungry Caterpillar

 

Addition and Subtraction

 

Books:

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Quack and Count

 

Activities:

Button Game

 

 

Multiplication and Division

 

Books:

One Hundred Hungry Ants

A Remainder of One

Bean Thirteen

The Doorbell Rang

 

Activities:

Ants, Ants, Ants

  • Geoboards

  • Rubber Bands

  • Rubber Ants

None Left Over

  • Paper

  • Thirty Bugs

  • Colored Pencils

Unlucky Bean Thirteen

  • Thirteen Counters

Twelve Whole Beans

  • Twelve Counters

  • Paper

  • Pencils, Pens, Crayons

 

 

Time

 

Book:

Just a Second

 

Activities:

Just A Second

 

 

Money

 

Book:

Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

 

Activities:

Race to a Dollar

What's It Worth?

 

 

Spatial Visualization

 

Books:

Me on the Map

Flotsam

Yellow Ball

 

Activities:

Gotcha Gorilla

 

 

 

Measurement

 

Book:

Actual Size

 

Activities:

Swallowtail Size

 

Mathematical Reasoning

 

Books:

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All

 

Activities:

Table for Forty

  • Squares and Circles – laminated

  • Paper

  • Create a chart for solutions

 

 

Science

 

Buoyancy

 

Books:

What Floats in a Moat

Things that Float and Things that Don’t

Who Sank the Boat?

 

Activities:

What Floats?

  • Container for Water

  • Goat and Chicken

  • Tinfoil

  • Modeling Clay

  • Paper

  • Cork

  • Craft Sticks

 

Engineering

 

Books:

If I Built a Car

A Salamander’s Room

Even An Octopus Needs a Home

Even An Ostrich Needs a Nest

A House for Hermit Crab

 

Activities:

Build a Car Activity

Build a Nest Activity

Build a Tower Activity

 

Magnetism

 

Books:

What Makes A Magnet?

 

Activities:

Magnet Painting Activity

Magnet Sensory Jars

Magnet Exploration

 

Seeds

 

Books:

Flip, Float, Fly

 

Activities:

Build a Seed Activity