teaching resource

Shopping Cart Matchup Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Grades: K - 1

A speaking and listening activity to reinforce a variety of mathematical concepts.

This teaching resource includes an aerial view of an empty shopping cart and a collection of cards depicting groceries. The shopping cart has a grid marked on it with various ‘teen’ numbers and 2-D shapes placed in the grid.

This resource is a barrier game that is played in pairs, with the players separated by a barrier. There is a speaker and a listener. Prior to beginning the game, the speaker ‘goes shopping’, choosing grocery cards and placing them in their cart on the grid squares. The listener does not see the speaker’s cart. During the game, the speaker gives directions to the listener about which groceries to choose and where to place them on the grid. The listener must listen carefully and place the groceries correctly on their shopping cart grid.

Use this resource as the ideal introduction to using simple grid maps to show position while reinforcing counting skills.

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