# One Two Three

Engage your students in numbers and counting with dot cards for one, two and three. Beyond getting a sense of the number, when you're introducing numbers 1-5 it's an ideal time to develop some foundational concepts for other areas of math like addition. You can help students build an understanding of the doubling strategy by playing with a pair of one cards to make 2 for example.

Here are some ideas for using the new dot cards:

#### Flip 3

• place all cards face down
• students take a turn to flip 3 cards and say the number (subitizing)
• from the 3 cards they find any matching pairs they see
• extension: find the total of the matching pair (addition)

• flip 2 cards and find the total

• take a card from a face down pile
• roll a die
• add more dots (using counters) to make the number shown on the die

#### Make 10

• use a ten frame counting card, also from your Math Kit
• students take turns to flip a dot card and take a matching number of counters, adding them to their frame
• change counter color for each new addition to the frame
• keep playing until all students make 10
• talk about the numbers needed to make 10

I hope your students have fun with numbers this week. Be sure to join my newsletter list to get more ideas, activities and support for early learning.