Kindergarten Color Math Curriculum
The objectives of the Kindergarten Color Math Curriculum are chosen to match state and national math standards. Skills are not just introduced but revisited throughout the year to allow for the child’s growth in understanding. The early part of the curriculum emphasizes counting and number writing. The later part emphasizes addition and subtraction skills.
- Teacher’s Manual
- Resource Pack
Teaching Kindergarten Color Math is a snap with the Teacher’s Manual. The comfortable format is consistent and organized. Lessons have three sections: Objectives, Materials, and Teaching. You'll know what you're teaching and what you need to teach at a glance. Teaching instructions include light scripting quickly identifiable by bold print. Since the lessons are activity driven, rather than lecture driven, it's enough scripting to teach but allows freedom to embellish to better communicate with your child. Illustrations help you to identify the correct materials to use. Answers in the back of the book make it easy to check workbook answers.
The McRuffy Press Kindergarten Color Math Workbook is not simply a collection of endless math problems. It features a variety of activities that interact with manipulatives and activities in the teacher's manual. Students are introduced to many math concepts such as time, money counting, geometry, patterns, attributes, place value, number lines, and more. Did we mention it is quite colorful? Every page is a learning opportunity!
The Resource Pack contains an extensive collection of unbound materials. It includes:
- Additional Activity Sheets
- Timed Tests
- Laminated Geoboards
- Learning Mats
- Number Lines
- A Large Collection of Precut Cards.
The pack contains seven game boards that are introduced in a lesson but used as often as you choose. Plus other games can be played with cards in the huge card set. The Teacher's Manual contains a detailed list of cards that help you quickly identify what you need. Cards are precut and ready to go. Students interact with some laminated pages with dry-erase markers. Forty-nine copy masters are included. Many of these are activities from our previous edition that were just too good to take out of print. We've numbered them with Color Math lesson numbers so you can know the best time to use them to expand practice opportunities.
The Manipulative Kit is not included in this package, but a package with the manipulative kit is available.
Individual items in the kit are also available. If you are teaching children in multiple grade levels, a Color Math Super Kit is also available, so only one kit needs to be purchased. The Super Manipulative Kit only covers grades K to 4, but an upgrade kit can be added for a 5th-grade student. The 5th Upgrade contains an angle ruler, protractor, and compass.
Individual Manipulatives: To upgrade from the Preschool Manipulative Kit, purchase a Clock Dial and Base Ten Cubes (20 Cubes - 10 Colors).