# Counting with Frog

Here is a math warm up to get your kindergarten children counting to ten with counters. Use it to engage them before you start a mini lesson at the math table and to review and asses their counting and number sense. I've used the frog lilypad cards and dot cards (1s and 2s) from the Math Kit

#### Using Counters in Math Play

Using counters or blocks is important for:

#### Hands-on learning:

Using physical objects like counters allows children to engage in hands-on learning, which research has shown to be effective in early math education.

#### Concrete representation of numbers:

Counters provide a concrete representation of numbers, making it easier for children to grasp abstract mathematical concepts.

#### Promoting number sense:

Counting with chips helps children develop number sense, which is the ability to understand the magnitude and relationships of numbers.

#### To play Count Along the Lily pad

• have numbers to 10 out
• flip the 1s and 2s face down in a pile