Roll and Circle
Learning Goals: Number Sense, Math Skills, Subitizing, Turn-Taking, Spatial Reasoning, Measurement
- Provide student with a handful of small loose parts (ex. beads, dried beans, macaroni pasta, buttons, etc.) and a blank sheet of paper.
- In pairs or small groups, have students put their paper on the table and spread out their small materials all over the sheet of paper.
- Note: You can put the paper down inside a shallow baking dish if you want to control the loose parts from going everywhere.
- Model rolling the dice and identifying the number you rolled.
- Demonstrate how to find a group on the paper that matches the number you rolled and circle around it.
- Have one student in each pair start by doing the same. Encourage students to point and count aloud to confirm their circled group.
- After circling their group, the next student can roll and circle. Students can go back and forth until their are no loose parts left on their sheet!
- After students complete the acitivity, encourage them to get creative with new materials and new ways to play. Provide them with a fresh sheet of paper and see what they come up with!