Free Activities

Below are a list of free activities.

Large Group
Instructional Activities

Let's Chat: 5-Frames
Activity 3-A-L-1

Addition & Subtraction: Strategies and Basic Facts to 10
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Explore partitions of five using 5-frames

Description: Students explore partitions of five with the support of a 5-frame.

Around the Horn: Forward and Backward
Activity 5-A-L-1

Place Value: Counting Involving Base-10 Units
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop fluency with number word sequences involving multiples of 10

Description: Students rehearse the verbal sequence counting by 10s, saying the next number of the sequence in turn.

Adding To and Subtracting Down To a Decuple
Activity 6-A-L-1

Addition & Subtraction to 100: Mental Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop initial mental strategies for addition and subtraction involving adding on from a decuple and subtracting down to a decuple (e.g. 40 + 3 and 43 – x = 40)

Description: Students solve addition and subtraction tasks involving a 2-digit number and a 1-digit number. Tasks are presented on an empty number line, making connections to written equations.

Exploring Equal-Sized Groups
Activity 7-A-L-1

Multiplication & Division: Counting-based Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop understanding of equal-sized groups by describing equal grouping tasks

Description: Students explore equal groups to help them develop the initial idea that equal-sized groups have the same number of items.

Monkeying Around: Combine Collections 
Activity 2-A-L-1

Addition & Subtraction: Counting-based Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Explore combining two collections 

Description: Students explore combining two collections presented in scenarios to find the total.  

Multiplication and Division with Factors of 2
Activity 8-A-L-1

Multiplication & Division: Strategies & Basic Facts
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Connect knowledge of doubles with multiplication and division involving 2s

Description: Students engage and reason with arrays in contextual multiplication and division scenarios involving 2s.

Small Group
Instructional Activities

Let’s Make 5
Activity 3-A-S-1

Addition & Subtraction: Strategies and Basic Facts to 10
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop finger patterns for combinations and partitions of 5

Description: Students use finger patterns to support learning the combinations of 5.

Numeral Tracks
Activity 5-A-S-1

Place Value: Counting Involving Base-10 Units
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Gain facility with forward and backward sequences for multiples of 10, on and off the decuple

Description: Students use numeral tracks to rehearse forward and backward number word sequences for 10s, on and off the decuple.

Adding and Subtracting Within a Decade
Activity 6-A-S-3

Addition & Subtraction to 100: Mental Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop initial mental strategies for addition and subtraction involving adding and subtracting within a decade (e.g., 43 + 5 and 48 – 3) while making connections to knowledge of structuring and relational knowledge to 10

Description: Students solve addition and subtraction tasks involving a 2-digit number and a 1-digit number. Tasks are presented with Mini 10-frames, making connections to written equations.

How Many & Get Me  
Activity 2-A-S-1

Addition & Subtraction: Counting-based Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Determine the numerosity of a collection and form a collection of a specified numerosity to provide foundational knowledge for addition.

Description: Students gain experience of counting a collection of counters and creating a collection of specified number of counters.

Explore Equal-Sized Groups
Activity 7-A-S-1

Multiplication & Division: Counting-based Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Describe equal-sized groups

Description: Students describe equal groups to develop the initial idea that equal-sized groups have the same number of items.

Multiplicative Structuring with 2s
Activity 8-A-S-1

Multiplication & Division: Strategies & Basic Facts
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop multiplicative reasoning with sets of groups

Description: Students reason with 2-tiles to support developing facility with their 2s.

Independent
Instructional Activities

Domino Combinations of 5
Activity 3-A-I-1

Addition & Subtraction: Strategies and Basic Facts to 10
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Practice making combinations of 5

Description: Students use dominos to make combinations of 5.

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe
Activity 6-A-I-1

Addition & Subtraction to 100: Mental Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Develop initial mental strategies for addition involving adding on from a decuple (e.g., 40 + 3)

Description: Students solve addition tasks, trying to get three in a row in a traditional game of Tic-Tac-Toe.

I Like to Move It
Activity 5-A-I-1

Place Value: Counting Involving Base-10 Units
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Sequence numerals by 10s

Description: Students sequence a series of numerals by 10s on and off the decuple.

Dare to Compare
Activity 2-A-I-1

Addition & Subtraction: Counting-based Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Counting items of two collections to find the total when items are visible

Description: Students practice solving addition tasks when items are visible.

Dessert Time: Equal Grouping
Activity 7-A-I-1

Multiplication & Division: Counting-based Strategies
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Share a collection into groups of a given size

Description: Students create equal groups of a specified size.

Multiplication Bingo
Activity 8-A-I-1

Multiplication & Division: Strategies & Basic Facts
Sub-goal A

Purpose: Automatize knowledge for multiplication with 2s and 10s

Description: Students rehearse multiplication facts for either 2s or 10s to make four counters in a row on a bingo board.

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