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Combine math and fine motor skills for an engaging hands-on experience with this printable Cookie Math Mat. It’s a perfect addition to a sweet treats theme for your preschool and kindergarten students.
Explore Counting and Simple Addition
The Cookie Math Mat can be used to teach counting, and it can be used to teach simple addition.
If you want to explore counting with your student, use one dice. Student rolls the dice, counts the dots, and uses manipulatives to add the corresponding number of chocolate candies to the math mat.
If you want to teach simple addition, your student will need two dice. Student rolls the dice and adds then numbers and then student places the corresponding number of manipulatives to the math mat.
Benefits of Hands-on Learning
The Cookie Math Mat uses hands-on learning to teach counting and simple addition. As students roll the dice and add the manipulatives to the page, they are playing with math.
Hands-on learning is essential for preschool and kindergarten students.
- It allows students to use their senses to explore new concepts.
- It improves fine motor skills.
- It allows young learners to make mistakes and problem solve.
- It also engages multiple areas of their brains while creating new connections.
Your student can use a variety of manipulatives with this Cookie Math Mat. You can use chocolate chips or chocolate candies (like M&Ms). You could also use small pompoms and pretend that they are candy.
Additionally, you could use small balls of playdough to represent the candy pieces.
How to Get Started with the Cookie Math Mat
Not only is the printable Cookie Math Mat fun, it is also easy to use.
- Print the math mat.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather dice and any manipulatives you need.
- Show your student how to use the math mat.
Download the Free Cookie Math Mat
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