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MATH-MATics is a fun easy way to introduce and develop math skills in children.

The math mats can be used with whole groups, smallgroups or in centers. They are a hands-on, multisensory, fun way to teach the math skills that students need to be successful. They include a mat, the plastic numbers 0-20 which can make the numbers 0-100 and higher and 43 activities to use with the math mats.

The activities for
MATH-MATics follow the National Standards for Mathematics Number and Operations for Grades Pre-K – 2:

1. Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
1. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in sets of objects;
2. Write and recognize numbers 0-100 (added by NES);
3. Use multiple models to develop initial understandings of place value and the base-ten number system;
4. Develop understanding of the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers and of ordinal and cardinal numbers and their connections;
5. Develop a sense of whole numbers and represent and use them in flexible ways, including relating, composing, and decomposing numbers;
6. Connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent, using various physical models and representations;
7. Understand and represent commonly used fractions, such as ¼, 1/3, and ½.
2. Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.
1. Understand various meanings of addition and subtraction of whole numbers and the relationship between the two operations;
2. Understand the effects of adding and subtracting whole numbers;
3. Understand situations that entail multiplication and division, such as equal groupings of objects and sharing equally.
3. Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates
1. Develop and use strategies for whole-number computations, with a focus on addition and subtraction;
2. Develop fluency with basic number combinations for addition and subtraction;
3. Use a variety of methods and tools to compute, including objects, mental computation, estimation, paper and pencil, and calculators. Plastic numbers that come with the mats You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4 or higher to use this form. Please click on the icon to the left to download from Adobe.com.

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