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Preschool Color Math is a fun way to learn!

The McRuffy Preschool Color Math curriculum is designed to build readiness for Kindergarten math. The program contains 85 learning tasks as well as 100 geometric puzzles.

The materials are non-consumable so they can be reused and reviewed to provide children with lots of practice. The program features an easy-to-use, flexible format that allows the materials to adapt to the needs of the learner.

Most learning tasks can be completed in a short amount of time, and many tasks can be completed in a single session. The goal is not to work through the materials from beginning to end, but to practice the various tasks from different categories several times to develop understanding and mastery of basic concepts such as counting, number recognition, patterns, simple geometric reasoning, following directions, etc.

This program uses a wide variety of materials. The Teacher's Manual gives short, but detailed instruction for each learning task. A lesson may include several tasks. The manual features color coded corners to quickly find tasks, making it easy to navigate during a lesson.

The Color Math Workook features our flip & draw design. A clear plastic flip sheet coil bound into the back cover can be flipped over onto any workbook page. Dry erase markers can then be used by the child to complete the exercises without consuming the page. This allows the same page to be completed several times for practice. The pages can also be reused using different instructions and sometimes for different purposes. The laminated back cover features drawing practice for shapes and number writing practice using erasable markers.

The Resource Pack includes a variety of materials. Six laminated game boards emphasize number recognition, counting, patterns, and shapes. Precut card sets are used throughout the curriculum for counting, number recognition, shape recognition, patterning, game playing, and more. The set contains over 150 cards. Additional pages include copy masters to help you plan and track lessons. A pdf copy is available here to make them easier to reproduce.

The Preschool Puzzle Book emphasizes early geometric reasoning. Children repeat designs on the page using three kinds of math manipulatives. Students match color and design patterns using one inch cubes on the cube puzzles. Pattern block feature one page with a complete design showing all the pieces used and a second page of just the outline. The tangram puzzles feature a similar format. One page shows interior lines and the opposing page show just an outline. This allows the puzzles to be used at various skill levels. The coil bound book can be folded flat so students can see both pages at a time. Folding the complete design to the back can increase the difficulty level of completing just the outline.

 

Preschool Color Math Manipulative Kit includes:

 

  • Pattern Blocks (20 piece set)
  • Tangrams (7 piece set)
  • Animal counters (25 piece set)
  • One Inch cubes (12 cubes,
    2 each of 6 colors)
  • Game playing pieces
  • Dry erase markers (3 Colors)

Manipulatives are included in some sets, or sold separately as a kit or individual items.

Benefits

  • Fun and colorful materials
  • Uses a variety of materials:Math book, cards sets, games, puzzles, math manipulatives
  • Features a variety of exercises: listening, workbook responses, teacher instruction, game playing
  • Non-consumable : materials can be reused by other children
  • Flexible design: Custom fit your lesson plans to the child's needs
  • Provides a solid foundation to transition into Kindergarten

McRuffy Press Preschool Color Math Curriculum (single student) ...$45.00

McRuffy Press Preschool Color Math Curriculum WITH Manipulative Kit (single student)...$54.95

Individual Items:

Preschool Color Math TM... $13.95

Preschool Color Math Resource Pack... $11.95

Preschool Color Math Workbook... $10.95

Preschool Color Math Puzzle Book... $18.95

Preschool Color Math Manipulative Kit... $12.00


Individual Items from Manipulative Kit:

Pattern Blocks (20 piece set)... $2.00

Tangrams (7 piece set)... $1.25

Animal Counters (Set of 25)... $3.50

One Inch Cubes (Set of 12)... $2.50

Game Playing Pieces... $1.10

Dry Erase Markers (3 colors)... $2.50


Check out the Hands-On section which features learning tools that you can get your hands on to make your learning come to life.

Look through the Supplemental section to find great things to supplement what other items you may already have.

 


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