How Parents can support Math at home

A small quantity of dots, beads, eggs, or fingers is displayed
for a few seconds, and the player clicks on the matching number.
The quantities are displayed in groupings that lead children away
from counting one by one, toward recognizing small groups,
counting on, and adding to find the total.
Counting-Speedy Pictures

Select from several games that challenge students to count
ten frame.
Counting-Ten Frame

The player matches numerals and words (2 and two, for example).
Number and Word Matching-The Number Game

The player moves cards that are 1 more or 1 less than the card
shown. Talk to your child about how he or she can make strategic
choices when more than one move is possible. Your child could
also play this game with a deck of cards after learning to play
it online
Number Ordering (Strategy)-Golf Solitaire

Similar to Speedy Pictures 1, players race to beat a timer as
they add the number of dots shown on 2 dice, the number of
fingers shown on two hands, or the number of beads shown in two
rows. This one is a winner!

If the player selects an incorrect answer, the problem is shown
with pictures to help the player add the two numbers.

The player chooses the correct answer to basic subtraction
problems. If the player selects an incorrect answer, the problem
is shown with pictures to help the player find the difference
between the two numbers.
Basic Subtraction-Take Away

The player looks at a repeating pattern and then chooses the item
that comes next. Ask your child to explain how he or she can tell
what comes next and to show you where the pattern starts and
where it ends.
Repeating Patterns-Pattern Mania

This link has some great math games.
Math Games on Fun School

This link provides intentional math games that support our Saxon
Math Program.

Saxon Math Online Games

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

## Math Books for Grade 1

Reading books with mathematical themes can help students improve their skills
and foster a good attitude toward math. This list will direct you to books
that you and your child may enjoy. Your librarian, bookseller, and other Web
sites can guide you to more wonderful children’s books that address
mathematical themes.

Counting & Number Sense
Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno
1,2,3 to the Zoo by Eric Carle
Let’s Count by Tana Hoban
Two Ways to Count to Ten by Ruby Dee
12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam (used in Bridges Grade 2)
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental

Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti
Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle
12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam (used in Bridges Grade 2)

Time
Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt
Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper
Cluck O'Clock by Kes Gray

Money
Benny's Pennies by Pat Brisson (used in Bridges Grade K)
Jenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris
Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan

Geometry
So Many Circles, So Many Squares by Tana Hoban
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban

Measurement
How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Myller