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# Monster Counting Mats Numbers 1-10

• Updated:  13 Aug 2024

Count monster eyes up to 10 with this fun counting activity for the early years classroom.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

### Curriculum

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.A.3

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.A

When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.B

Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.C

Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

• #### CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5

Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

teaching resource

# Monster Counting Mats Numbers 1-10

• Updated:  13 Aug 2024

Count monster eyes up to 10 with this fun counting activity for the early years classroom.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

Count monster eyes up to 10 with this fun counting activity for the early years classroom.

## Alien Counting Mats: Out-of-This-World Learning!

This set of Alien counting mats have been created by a teacher and feature adorable alien creatures ready to help students practice their counting skills. Each mat presents a different alien needing a specific number of eyes. Students can place googly eyes or draw the required number of eyes on the monsters, making counting an interactive and exciting experience.

These mats have been designed for repeated use in the classroom. For durability, we recommend laminating the mats. Once laminated, students can use whiteboard markers to draw the eyes on the aliens, easily wiping them clean for the next use.

## Different Ways to Use These Mats in the Classroom

1. Station Activity: Set up a counting station where students rotate through during math time. Each student can take turns placing the correct number of eyes on the aliens, promoting individual practice in a fun, hands-on way.
2. Partner Challenge: Pair students up and have them work together to complete the mats. One student can count and place the eyes while the other verifies the count, encouraging teamwork and collaborative learning.
3. Interactive Whiteboard Use: Project the mats onto an interactive whiteboard and have students come up to the board to draw the eyes. This makes the activity a whole-class event, ensuring everyone participates and learns together.

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.

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