Successful teachers recognize the connections between conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and real-world application when teaching children to make sense of numbers. They embed opportunities for children to concurrently develop numeracy skills in all math areas, including the contexts of counting, cardinality, and base ten concepts.

For this assignment, select three state math standards for kindergarten related to number sense (counting and cardinality) for the selected grade level.

Using the “Number Sense Standards Table,” create one math activity for each standard that is developmentally appropriate for the selected grade level and that uses manipulatives.

Each activity should provide:

Real-world application for the math skill taught

Manipulatives and other resources 

  • Differentiation  strategies to meet the individual needs of all students
  • Formal and informal assessment  strategies to ensure mastery of the standards