# Kindergarten Math Makes Sense � Manipulatives 2008

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Lessons and Activity Banks - Page 1
Unit             Lesson Materials              Activity Bank Materials
Unit 1:         pattern blocks, attribute       small objects or counters of
Exploring       blocks, snap cubes, counters, different colours, sizes, or types
Patterns        small objects for sorting and (beads, blocks, paper clips, small
patterns (beads, buttons,       toys, bingo chips), attribute
small toys, paper clips,        blocks, feely boxes (shoebox,
shells), sorting trays (plastic old sock), variety of buttons,
trays or shoe box lids),        pattern blocks, snap cubes,
shakers (filled, sealed cans)   pattern strips (individual
or other small instruments,     patterns on strips of paper),
straws, string                  straws, toothpicks, cups, variety
of instruments, cardboard
boxes, glue, construction paper
Unit 2:         2-colour counters, balls,       small boxes, 8-10 nuts and bolts,
Exploring       small bags, counters (small     dot cards (LM 4-7), small bags,
Number          toys, buttons, crayons, etc.), counters, small objects (beads,
snap cubes, red and blue toy buttons, toys, blocks), plastic
trucks or counters, numeral     links, 5-part spinner (LM 8),
cards (LM 9), teddy bear        blocks (or snap cubes), paper
counters, teddy bears (3),      clips, pencils, numeral cards 1-5
small containers, glue,         (LM 9), magazines with pictures
skipping rope, bird stamps or of groups of 2 or 3 objects,
stickers (optional), LM 16      scissors, bingo dabbers (or
five frames (paste on heavy     markers), squares of paper to
paper and laminate), masking make dot cards, crayons, paper,
tape, blue and yellow objects storybook ‘Five Little Monkeys
(counters, crayons, erasable    Jumping on the Bed’, index
markers), dinosaur and          cards, assortment of stickers,
animal counters (optional),     floor-sized five frame, five
dot cards (LM 4-7), dice,       frames (LM 16), 2-sided
crayons,                        counters, paper cups, small
paper, sticky tack              towel, tray, paper hole punches,
sticky tack, red counters,
drawing of a tree on chart paper
Kindergarten Math Makes Sense – Manipulatives (2008)
Lessons and Activity Banks - Page 2
Unit             Lesson Materials              Activity Bank Materials
Unit 3:         different sizes of a variety of variety of familiar objects
Exploring       3-D objects (bowls, mugs,       (blocks, sponges, cans, film
Geometry and spoons, containers, hats),         canisters, balls, dice, boxes, paper
Measurement variety of objects (sponges,        towel rolls, small toys, crayons),
paper towel rolls, balls, dice, large books (for a barrier), 3-D
crayons, cans, markers,         geometric models, flat stones or
boxes, pylons), large books,    blocks, modelling clay, bucket,
3-D geometric models,           paste (for paper maché), strips of
building materials (lego, snap newspaper, balloons, paint,
cubes, blocks), modeling        paintbrushes, tape, pipe cleaners,
clay, familiar 3-D objects      cotton balls, glue, construction
(balls, building blocks, teddy paper, tape, scissors, teddy bears,
bear counters, toy cars), pairs objects of 2 different heights,
of 3-D objects (straw and       squares of paper, straws of
pencil, mug and drinking        various lengths, sand, small
glass), crayons, strips of      shovels, containers and boxes of
paper cut different lengths,    different shapes and sizes, 2-pan
scissors, trays, buckets of     balances, yogurt containers with
water or sand, 2-pan            lids, rocks,
balances, objects of
similar/different masses
Unit 4:         counters, mat (as imaginary     masking tape, dice, 6 squares of a
Numbers         pond), paper, crayons, dice,    ten frame, variety of small
to 10           sticky tack, erasable marker, objects, numeral cards 1-10 (LM
2-colour counters, glue, can, 3, 4, 15-19), glue, counters, craft
overhead projector,             sticks, five frames, bell or other
construction paper, index       musical instrument, 2-colour
cards, bingo dabbers (2         counters, cup, snap cubes, plastic
colours), classroom objects     container, yellow counters,
(blocks, counters, pencils),    blocks, ten frames, dot stickers,
small toys, chart paper,        index cards, bingo dabbers, 10 x
buttons, snap cubes, chairs     10 grid (LM 20), crayons,
or cushions, marching music, scissors, paper, hula hoops, rod
finger paint, stuffed toys      with a magnet attached, fish
shapes, tub (to represent a lake),
yarn, art materials (ribbon,
paper), pattern blocks, stickers
Kindergarten Math Makes Sense – Manipulatives (2008)
Unit Centres

Unit                              Centre Materials
Unit 1        yarn, 2-3 colours of beads, snap cubes, blocks (variety of
Exploring       shapes and sizes), objects from nature (leaves, pebbles, pine
Patterns       cones, rocks, shells), objects based on a chosen theme
pg. 8/9       (grocery store, restaurant, office), plastic containers, sand,
small toys, shapes or cookie cutters, predictable pattern
books (titles suggested in teacher guide)
Unit 2         beads, string, five frames (LM 16), objects from nature
Exploring       (acorns, rocks, shells, leaves), snap cubes, small baskets,
Number          small toy animals, variety of small items (beads, foam
pg.10/11       shapes, stickers), newspapers, flyers, magazines, glue, paper,
scissors, numeral cards 1-5 (LM 9), shallow pan, shells,
water
Unit 3         socks, plastic bottles, sand, funnels, string, elastic bands,
Exploring        paint, paintbrushes, glue, googly eyes (optional), 2-pan
Geometry and      balance, blocks (variety of shapes and sizes), variety of
Measurement       boxes and plastic food containers, alphabet letters (ex.
pg. 10/11      magnets), variety of building materials (to create an object
that begins with a specific alphabet letter), identical
containers with water in one and sand in the other
Unit 4         numeral cards 1-10 (LM 3,4), crayons, glue, paper, snap
Numbers         cubes, five frames (LM 9), small objects from nature
To 10          (acorns, twigs, rocks, leaves, pine cones), buttons, paper
pg. 12/13      bags, yarn, pipe cleaners, paint, stickers, paper, large
numeral cards 1-6 (LM 15-17), sand
LW/2008

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