mathonfloor.jpgCount with your child to 100 slowly. Have your child raise all ten fingers in the air every time you reach a new ten. Pause after each number ending in 9 in order to build drama for the new decade number, and say that number with emphasis.

Give your child 2-digit numbers up to 100 and have them draw a stick and circle drawing to represent the number.
Say the decade numbers in random order and have your child tell you how many tens it has.

Have your child count to 100 by tens, flashing ten fingers for each decade number.

Share new counting books with your child from the Literature List.

Practice counting by 2's to 20, 3's to 30 and 4's to 40.

Have your child solve many different 1-digit addition equations. Have them write the larger number and draw circles for the smaller number. Then practice counting on to get the total. When this is comfortable, have your child make a ten, by circling the larger number and enough circles to make a ten. Then find the total by adding 10 + the circles that are left.

Give your child a 2-digit number and have them show the number with finger flashes of tens and the extra ones. 24 would be two ten flashes and 21, 22, 23, 24 for four individual fingers.

Give your child a calendar and have them make a list of the months and the number of days in each month. Ask them to circle the name of the month with the least number of days. Then ask them to make a stick-and-circle drawing to show the number of days in each month.

Practice adding 2-digit + 1-digit numbers by counting on. Example: 67 + 4 = Think 67, say 68, 69, 70, 71.