Counting to 9 can be super fun!
Are you looking for number sense games for your preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade class? Get started with numbers 0 through 9 using our Make 9 mat! With this mat, you can practice counting, addition, subtraction, and more using movement-based activities for your preschool, kindergarten, or first grade class!
The Make 9 floor mat is a number line from 0 to 9. Each block on the the mat includes a numeral, symbols representing the quantity, and the number word spelled out in large, kid-friendly text. With its bold colors, this mat will keep students interested and excited about counting to 9!
Build number sense and number recognition with new kinesthetic activities that involve jumping, stepping, skipping, and tracing. Young students never like to sit still for long. The Make 9 mat will encourage active learning while helping students develop gross motor skills. Above all, physical activity will reinforce students’ learning and improve their memory retention.
Preschool and kindergarten students will learn to recognize, read, and count in order all of the numerals and number words 0 through 9. Children learn best while they are moving. Use movement-based number sense games alongside traditional math worksheets to keep math concepts engaging.
Preschool counting activities can include identifying odd and even numbers. Practice addition for kindergarten by hopping up the number line. Teach subtraction to kindergarten by hopping downwards on the number line. Use bean bags, blocks, or popsicle sticks as math manipulatives to make the numbers even more concrete.
The hands-on math games possible with this mat will make counting to 9 fun for any math class! Be sure to check out our activity database for more number sense activities. Your students’ counting skills, addition skills, and overall math skills will improve as a result.
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl material, making them easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years.
Dimensions: 30 x 109 inches
Includes: Numbers 0-9
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Adding and Subtracting Numbers Game
- Write addition and subtraction problems on note cards and use the Make 9 mat as a number line.
- For example, if the note card says 5+4, have the student stand on 5 and take 4 steps or hops forward to 9.
- If the note card says 9-5, have the student start on 9 and take 5 steps or hops towards 1.