Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Apple Math Tray

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A simple apple themed math activity for kids.

Apples, apples, apples - it's that time of year! We have these awesome little acrylic apples that I found at Michaels last year that are just perfect for celebrating the upcoming season change. We have sorted and counted apples on the light table and we have picked them off of a sticky color matching apple tree. Recently, I set up this simple Montessori preschool math tray using the acrylic apples. It was a great way to practice counting, one-to-one correspondence, and addition.

Preschool math using apples and dice - a great way to work on one to one correspondence, counting, and addition from And Next Comes L

My math loving boy, J, was all over this activity. Actually, he's all over any activity that involves numbers and/or dice (see here for example), so I knew this math tray would be a hit. He simply rolled the dice and counted the corresponding number of apples.

Counting apples as part of a Montessori preschool math tray from And Next Comes L

Counting apples as part of a Montessori preschool math tray from And Next Comes L

And rolled some more! Then added them all up. To be more precise, he would roll the dice, add the dice in his head, say the correct answer, and then proceed to count out the apples. Crazy math kid alert!

Preschool Montessori math tray using apples to count and add from And Next Comes L

Preschool Montessori math tray using apples to count and add from And Next Comes L

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2 comments:

  1. Does anyone know a place to get these little apples? I have searched online all day with no luck. It has to be someplace online as we live in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota.
    Thank you!

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    1. I have tried finding them online, but even Amazon didn't have anything similar. Maybe Michaels website has them?? I know you can order online from them now.

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