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.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
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).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.
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