Make Nine

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    1. Bean Bag Decides

      Throw a bean bag on the Make Nine Floor Mat. Jump to the bean bag alternating between one and two-footed hops. Pick up the bean bag and say the numeral...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    2. Hopscotching the Numbers

      Have students start on START HERE. Have students say “one” while hopping with one foot on the numeral one. Then have students jump with two feet on the two, clap,...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    3. Make Nine

      Say to a student, “Choose a number and then walk to it.” Ask the student, “How many steps would you have to take to reach nine?” Child figures it out...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    4. Race-to-One

      Start on nine. 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...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    5. Race-to-Seven

      Start on zero. Roll one die. Take the number of steps on the die. The first one to reach exactly nine wins. If the roll of the second die yields...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    6. Count-down

      Have students pretend they are on a rocket ready for blast-off. Have one student start on the 9 and count down as they jump down the mat. Have the class...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    7. 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.
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    8. Adding and Subtracting Numbers

      Write addition and subtraction problems on cards, and use the Make Nine Mat as a number line. If the math problem says 5+4, then stand on 5 and take 4...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    9. 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...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1
    10. 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...
      Kindergarten, Grade 1