The Happy Hippos have been exploring different mathematical concepts such as patterns, subitization (knowing how many without counting), counting to find out how many in a group and collecting and organizing information. The children have had many opportunities to practice these skills in different ways. Math games, circle time activities, and table activities are some areas where children are able to practice explicit skills. However, children also practice these skills and strategies throughout the day through their play and daily routines.
Oftentimes, children extend activities of their own accord. Using open ended materials allows for lots of opportunities!
Practicing one-to-one correspondence and subitization by playing games.
Using stories to practice counting how many are in a group and subitization.