Make Seven

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    1. The Number Walk

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

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    2. The Number Walk-Backwards

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

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    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

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    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

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    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 5+2, then stand on 5 and take 2...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    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.

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    7. Count-down

      Have students pretend they are on a rocket ready for blast-off. Have one student start on the 7 and count down as they jump down the mat. Have the class...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    8. Race-to-Seven

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

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    9. Race-to-One

      Start on seven. 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

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    10. Make Seven

      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 seven?” Child figures it out...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    11. 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,...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    12. Bean Bag Decides

      Throw a bean bag on the Make Seven Floor Mat. Jump to the bean bag alternating between one and two-footed hops. Pick up the bean bag and say the numeral...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1