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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Things to Do While You're Waiting: Math
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Entretenerse mientras esperan. Las matemáticas
Polish Version: Czym można zająć się podczas czekania: Matematyka
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Service Providers
Keywords: Family Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
9. Explore concepts of geometry and spatial relations.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
Learning Standards: 6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
7.B. Begin to make estimates of measurements.
8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
9.A. Recognize, name, and match common shapes.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
Benchmarks: 6.A.ECa. Count with understanding and recognize “how many” in small sets up to 5.
7.A.ECb. Use nonstandard units to measure attributes such as length and capacity.
7.A.ECc. Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity, and size.
7.B.ECa. Practice estimating in everyday play and everyday measurement problems.
8.A.ECa. Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
9.A.ECa. Recognize and name common two- and three-dimensional shapes and describe some of their attributes (e.g., number of sides, straight or curved lines).
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.