ED’s PreK Math Practice

It’s been a while since I talked about ED’s preschool math work. Here are some of the things we’ve been working on together during her math time.

We’ve been starting by blasting off to space… 10, 9, 8, 7… or counting down from 20.  (Yes, ED is in her pjs!)


She’s practiced using tally sticks to lay out (or identify) numbers up to twenty.

IMG_3582-tally-sticksI’ve also been having her identify numbers quickly such as 7 (so she identifies the set of 5 and 2):


She’s been working quite a bit on “what comes before” and “what comes after” … Sometimes I have the abacus there and remove a bead, but sometimes I just ask without any manipulatives.


We’ve been saying the months of the year together. This is something I printed out a long time ago. I got it from kidssoup a paid website great for preschool and kindergartners  I cut the months out with different patterns so that the answers self correct as they got older and did this on their own.


We’ve also pulled out the kitty clocks this past week to review time to the hour.  She put the digital time in order first, then matched the analog clocks to the times.


If you’re interested in these two pages, you’ll need to click on the link below:

Kitty Clocks Printables

ED has been learning to count by 5s to 100.  This past week she’s been sliding the beads on the abacus over to count 5, 10, 15, 20… We’ve also been counting by 5s as we brush teeth together every night.  It sounds silly to do that, but she’s really caught on quickly!!



I forgot to add that ED has also been doing a lot of free play with the pattern blocks (DD and LD often jump in on this too!). Here were some of ED’s creations one day last week:


Here’s a set of math practice sheets I made for ED this week. Feel free to download them if you’re interested:

Math Practice Sheets – PreK


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  1. August 6, 2014

    […] from tally sticks, to place value cards, an abacus and more. Many of the activities in the post showing some of ED’s preschool math activities shows the kinds of activities suggested by Right Start. They have wonderful book of Math Card Games […]

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