# Shapin’up: first, second, and third place

This new free download is a game to practice the use of cardinal numbers.

It uses shapes in different colors and sizes, and other manipulatives like lego’s and is suitable for the youngest group of Math learners.

Go to Free Activities and Downloads and print the Shapin’up game board, rule cards and shapes. Laminate or glue on card-stock and cut out the cards and shapes.

Before you start, let your child play with the shapes and manipulatives, ask him/her to tell you about them and to sort them according to color and shape.

The actual activity:
Tell your child that you are going to play a game with the shapes. The first contest is the biggest one wins.
Show your child a row with three triangles in order from large to small and announce the winner, second and third place.
Play the game with other shapes. Your child announces first, second, and third place.

Alternate with your child to choose a rule (smallest – largest, longest – shortest, most corners – least corners, highest – lowest) and to put together the row of three and announce places.
Make variations with small toys or manipulatives you have available.

Have fun!

Children learn by doing

Research in education tells us over and over that hands on activities have more impact than verbal or written explanations alone. Simple manipulatives and pictures are used as key elements to illustrate math concepts.
The connections with your child’s everyday life experiences make it all sink in. Safely anchored in his memory he can now start to apply it in other situations.

Download our free guidelines and templates for games, outright playful and more serious activities to develop the math centers in his brain. There are sample activities to develop number sense, visuo-spatial activities and templates. Have fun!

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# Number books make a good bedtime read!

When you are selecting books to read to your kids at bedtime, consider a book that deals with numbers and calculations.

Children love to hear the same familiar story over and over and this adds to their memory of the numerical content.

Making and rereading their own Math Bedtime book is great (obviously you have gently aided in correcting any mistakes to prevent those taking root in your child’s memory). For our Number Walk and Bedtime Book activity go to the ‘Free Activities and Downloads’ menu.

Children learn by doing

Research in education tells us over and over that hands on activities have more impact than verbal or written explanations alone. Simple manipulatives and pictures are used as key elements to illustrate math concepts.

Download our free guidelines and templates for games, outright playful and more serious activities to develop the math centers in your children’s brain. There are sample activities to develop number sense, visuo-spatial activities and templates. Have fun!

Please register for free, to give us an idea if activities are useful as a guidance to expand the website in the future. We never share your information with any other organization, see our Terms and Conditions – Privacy Policy.

 Number sense activities Math concept Rules of Thumb General approach for teaching your child Number walk and Bedtime book Learning number words, counting, one to one relationship, starting with the numerals Take a guess before you count Subitizing, small quantity estimation, quantity comparison Learning to count on the kitchen tiles Counting up and counting down, numerals First, Second, and Third place Play a game to learn the cardinal numbers Number cards counting and sorting activity  NEW Counting by ones and tens, and sorting by tens Number-line addition and subtraction Number-line, distance, counting, skip counting, addition, subtraction On the Double Introducing the concept of multiplication by doubling Conquer the Multiplication Tables Basic understanding of the multiplication tables till ten Help with fractions Help your child to grasp the concept of fractions Understanding fractions and Fractions Booklet Explanation how to make the most of the Fractions Booklet Fractions Booklet My fractions book: whole and parts, add and subtract like parts Fraction Notation activities and cards NEW Understanding Fraction notation and concepts Cross out cross-multiplication Prevent confusion with cross-multiplication by showing all steps Visuo-spatial activities Math concept Symmetry activity: looking left and right Symmetry drawings: sizes and shapes, line of symmetry, symmetrical shape Ruler number sense activity NEW Estimating size of numbers Thinking about Area by folding Fold to divide an area in similar parts, area is width times length Pegboards Copy patterns and shapes Patterns from concrete to abstract From patterns with concrete objects to number patterns Templates Math concept Counting place-mat Counting to five Number-bonds place-mat Number-bonds to ten Number cards Color coded number cards 1 – 100 Base ten template Ones, tens, hundreds Domino Doubles cards Learning the Doubles from 0 – 9

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