One of the most important tools for teaching math for kindergarten is math manipulatives. Manipulatives provide a hands-on learning that allow young children to be able to understand the math concepts being taught and make learning those concepts fun.
I have a variety of math manipulatives in my classroom from bears, farm animals, foam shapes, buttons, mini car toys, pom~poms, links, unifix cubes, etc.
You can teach many concepts with a handful of manipulatives.First ~ count how many
Second ~ sort the manipulatives by color
Third ~ say the color names
Fourth ~ which color has the most, the least, and the same amount
Fifth ~ add or subtract the two colors together
Other ideas to teach with manipulatives: shapes, time, weight, temperature, fractions, etc.
Using math manipulatives can be fun and easy. I believe it is a great VISUAL tool to use with your students! WHAT MATH MANTIPULATIVES DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR CLASSROOM?