# Make Eight

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1. ## The Number Walk

Take the number walk from zero to eight. As your child steps on each number, encourage your child to simultaneously say the number name. If the counting gets ahead of...READ MORE

2. ## The Number Walk-Backwards

Counting backward is a prerequisite for subtraction. Encourage your student to start on eight and take steps to zero while saying the numbers!

3. ## Buddies

Notice that all the numbers have corresponding diamonds. This is intended for children to learn the value of numbers. Notice that the number two has two diamonds. These two diamonds...READ MORE

4. ## Lonely Numbers

Have your students pretend that numbers, like people, feel lonely sometimes. Your students can help the numbers not feel lonely by placing objects on the numbers! Place one object on...READ MORE

5. ## Adding and Subtracting Numbers

Write addition and subtraction problems on cards, and use the Make Eight Mat as a number line. If the math problem says 6+2, then stand on 6 and take 2...READ MORE

6. ## Clipboard Math

Clip a math worksheet on a clipboard. Have your child figure out the answers to the math problems by walking or jumping on the mat.

7. ## Count-down

Have students pretend they are on a rocket ready for blast-off. Have one student start on the 8 and count down as they jump down the mat. Have the class...READ MORE

8. ## Race-to-Eight

Start on zero. Roll one die. Take the number of steps on the die. The first one to reach exactly eight wins. If the roll of the second die yields...READ MORE

9. ## Race-to-One

Start on eight. Roll one die. Take the number of steps on the die. The first one to reach exactly zero wins. If the roll of the second die yields...READ MORE

10. ## Make Eight

Say to a student, â€śChoose a number and then walk to it.â€ť Ask the student, â€śHow many steps would you have to take to reach eight?â€ť Child figures it out...READ MORE