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Bridges in Mathematics Kindergarten

Unit 1 – Numbers to Five & Ten

Color Game – Sort objects by color.

Counting Fish – Count the fish and click on the corresponding number.

Five Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 5 using a five frame.

Gingerbread Men – Count and order with gingerbread men. Select “view fullscreen” for use during whole group instruction.

Maths Ladybirds – Count and order with ladybugs. Select “view fullscreen” for use during whole group instruction.

Ten Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 10 on a ten frame.

Eggs in a Carton – Count the number of eggs shown outside a 6-egg carton and determine the number that remain inside the box.

Speedy Pictures 1 – Count the dots, beads, eggs, or fingers that are flashed on the screen and click on the matching number.

Patch Tool – Drag and drop virtual pattern blocks: arrange blocks to create designs, build sequences, or fill in a puzzle (similar to a tangram puzzle).

Pattern Matcher – Select the repeating pattern that matches a given pattern.

String of Beads – Match the color sequence in a bead string by selecting the appropriate paint.

Unit 2 – Numbers to Ten

Balloon Pop Comparison – Pop the balloon to match a statement, either “greater number” or “lesser number.” Also see alternate version with 3 balloons.

Five Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 5 using a five frame.

Raceway Number Values Junior – Compare dots and insert the correct symbol: <, >, =. After each level, players compete in a very short bonus (driving) activity.

Sesame Street Name That Number – Big Bird asks viewer to click on a number (1-10) and then counts with objects. Use at home to increase number recognition skills.

Ten Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 10 on a ten frame.

Counting Fish – Count the fish and click on the corresponding number.

Gingerbread Men – Count and order with gingerbread men. Select “view fullscreen” for use during whole group instruction.

Maths Ladybirds – Count and order with ladybugs. Select “view fullscreen” for use during whole group instruction.

Tally Marks Up to 10 – View a set of tally marks and type in the number represented, from 1-10.  Tally Marks Up to 20 provides an additional challenge for students.

Curious George I Love Shapes – Students help George capture matching shapes (e.g, all the yellow triangles). The game starts slow and then picks up speed.

Geometry Shapes – Complete puzzles by recognizing similarities and differences in shapes. Audio directions for non-readers.

Patch Tool – Drag and drop virtual pattern blocks: arrange blocks to create designs, build sequences, or fill in a puzzle (similar to a tangram puzzle).

Pattern Blocks – Use virtual pattern blocks to create designs and patterns and explore area. Click on Instructions for general information, such as how to rotate a block. Or scroll through the activities on the right.

Shape Picture Maker – Use common shapes to design pictures. Follow model or design your own. Change shape sizes and colors as pictures are created.

Unit 3 – Bikes & Bugs: Double, Add & Subtract

Doorway Odd and Even – Variety of odd and even math games include: pairing shoes, sorting ladybug spots, painting houses by number, selecting odd or even numbered eggs.

Fish Counting – Count by 2s to select the fish that comes next.

Saucer Sorter – Count numbers in any sequence (count by 2s, 5s, and more) up to 200. The teacher tool allows you to cover numbers or move numbers around in a given sequence.

Ten Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 10 on a ten frame.

Bee Swarms – Add bees on two flowers. Choose totals of up to 5 or 10. Below the flowers is a number sentence; each number is covered with a sticky note that can be removed.  Move bees from flower to flower and ask, “Does the total still remain the same?”

Butterfly Ten Frame – View butterflies in a ten frame and identify how many flew away and how many are left.

Simple Addition Stories – Drag and drop objects to do simple story problem addition with combinations up to 5 or 10. TESiboard.

Raceway Number Values Junior – Compare dots and insert the correct symbol: <, >, =. After each level, players compete in a very short bonus (driving) activity.

Gingerbread Men – Count and order with gingerbread men. Select “view fullscreen” for use during whole group instruction.

Maths Ladybirds – Count and order with ladybugs. Select “view fullscreen” for use during whole group instruction.

Numeral Track – View ten cards on a number line with hidden numbers and flip a card to reveal a number.

Numerical Order – Order numbers from 1-10 (Level 1) and 11-20 (Level 2).

Washing Line – Place cards in numerical order on a clothesline.

Unit 4 – Paths to Adding, Subtracting & Measuring

Balloon Pop Comparison – Pop the balloon to match a statement, either “greater number” or “lesser number.” Also see alternate version with 3 balloons.

Compare Numbers: Between – Identify numbers which fit the given criteria. Suggested for use as a class game with teams. Also see Compare Numbers: Larger Than and Compare Numbers: Smaller Than.

ICT Numberline Games – Site features a variety of number line tools, including Numberline Boxes, Numberline Jump Maker, and Numberline. The Numberline allows you to easily draw and erase.

Number Line Puzzle: Missing Numbers – Place numbers onto a blank numberline to complete a puzzle. (Requires a small annual subscription fee as a TESiboard+ activity.)

Numeral Track – View ten cards on a number line with hidden numbers and flip a card to reveal a number.

Numerical Order – Order numbers from 1-10 (Level 1) and 11-20 (Level 2).

Up or Down the Number Line? – View a bee on a number line and push a right or left arrow so bee flies in the correct direction toward a target number.

Washing Line – Place cards in numerical order on a clothesline.

Addition with Manipulatives – See and hear an addition problem, then click on the answer. Drag marbles onto a work surface to help with counting, as needed. Five levels of addition included, starting with simple 1 digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels.

Bee Swarms – Add bees on two flowers. Choose totals of up to 5 or 10. Below the flowers is a number sentence; each number is covered with a sticky note that can be removed.  Move bees from flower to flower and ask, “Does the total still remain the same?”

Count Us In Frog Game – Count on or add 1 to get a frog across the pond.

How Many Now – Explore counting-on strategies by hiding crayons in a box and adding visible crayons. Can you determine the total without counting one-by-one?

Simple Addition Stories – Drag and drop objects to do simple story problem addition with combinations up to 5 or 10. TESiboard.

Whack a Mole – Select the number in a counting sequence. Game can be set for any start number and any counting-by sequence.

Christmas Ribbon Pairs – View 3 boxes, compare ribbon lengths, and select the ribbons that will best fit a given box.

Christmas Ribbon Sorting – Uncurl ribbons and sort them, based on length.

Comparing Jungle Animals – Predict how many of one animal equals the length of another. Compare the lengths by dragging pictures onto the measurement screen.

Dinner Time – Order 5 farm animals according to size, from biggest to smallest. Also see a related activity, Relative Size.

Dinosaur Train: How Big Are You – Estimate and measure the length of dinosaurs in non-standard units.

How Big? – Drag and drop the correct animal into a sentence with comparative language: “A ___________ is smaller/larger than a _______________.”

Plasticine Snakes – Estimate which snake is the longest. Measure (non-standard) the snake. Teacher-led whole group activity.

Unit 5 – Two-Dimensional Geometry

Curious George I Love Shapes – Students help George capture matching shapes (e.g, all the yellow triangles). The game starts slow and then picks up speed.

Geometry Shapes – Complete puzzles by recognizing similarities and differences in shapes. Audio directions for non-readers.

Patch Tool – Drag and drop virtual pattern blocks: arrange blocks to create designs, build sequences, or fill in a puzzle (similar to a tangram puzzle).

Pattern Blocks – Use virtual pattern blocks to create designs and patterns and explore area. Click on Instructions for general information, such as how to rotate a block. Or scroll through the activities on the right.

Shape Picture Maker – Use common shapes to design pictures. Follow model or design your own. Change shape sizes and colors as pictures are created.

Shape Sorting Game – Sort shapes using different criteria. Best done as a whole group activity unless students can read attribute words.

Shifting Shapes – Identify a simple 2D shape hidden on the screen using a small window to look at parts of the shape. Try Shifting Shapes Year 1 for additional shapes: hexagon, octagon. Also see Guess the Hidden Shape (TESiboard.)

Shape Labels – Label a variety of shape cards with names and other attributes. Sort. Use as a whole group activity unless students are proficient with reading and typing.

2-D Shape Pictures – Listen to directions and color a picture comprised of 2-D shapes. Player is asked to click on certain shapes or on figures with given attributes. Audio directions.

Unit 6 – Three-Dimensional Shapes & Numbers Beyond Ten

3-D Shifting Shapes – A 3-D shape is hidden. Use a tiny window to peer at parts of the shape. Can you guess the shape? Includes this vocabulary: cube, cuboid, prism, triangle or square based pyramid, cone, sphere, cylinder. Substitute terms used in Bridges while looking at the shapes.

Count Us In Frog Game – Count on or add 1 to get a frog across the pond.

Shapes – Students read a shape name and select the picture with that shape. (For prereaders, this might be a teacher-led, whole group activity.)

Addition with Manipulatives – See and hear an addition problem, then click on the answer. Drag marbles onto a work surface to help with counting, as needed. Five levels of addition included, starting with simple 1 digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels.

Bee Swarms – Add bees on two flowers. Choose totals of up to 5 or 10. Below the flowers is a number sentence; each number is covered with a sticky note that can be removed.  Move bees from flower to flower and ask, “Does the total still remain the same?”

Five Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 5 using a five frame.

Flower Jar – Teacher selects a target number and asks students to add flowers to the vase to reach the total number of petals.

Math Lines – Shoot the balls to make combinations of 10 (or of any number from 4 to 15).

Number Bond Machine – Fill in the missing addend to make the sum of 5, 10. or 100. This works well as an “I Have, You Need” game.

How Many Now – Explore counting-on strategies by hiding crayons in a box and adding visible crayons. Can you determine the total without counting one-by-one?

Simple Addition Stories – Drag and drop objects to do simple story problem addition with combinations up to 5 or 10. TESiboard.

Ten Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 10 on a ten frame.

Unit 7 – Weight & Place Value

Comparing Animal Weights – Weigh animals on a balance scale to compare size and weight. TESiboard activity.

Estimating Animal Weight – Predict how many small animals it takes to equal the weight of a large animal. Test your estimate with balance scales. TESiboard activity.

Ten Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 10 on a ten frame.

Balloon Pop Comparison – Pop the balloon to match a statement, either “greater number” or “lesser number.” Also see alternate version with 3 balloons

Fairies in the Fog 10 – Find the missing number in a 10s counting pattern.

Five Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 5 using a five frame.

ICT Numberline Games – Site features a variety of number line games.

Number Line Puzzle: Missing Numbers – Place numbers onto a blank numberline to complete a puzzle. (Requires a small annual subscription fee as a TESiboard+ activity.)

Up or Down the Number Line – Click on the arrow to indicate whether a bee should travel up or down the number line to reach a target number.

Visual Numbers – Form visual models of numbers from 1-20 and place on a number line. The visual model can be hidden.

Addition with Manipulatives – See and hear an addition problem, then click on the answer. Drag marbles onto a work surface to help with counting, as needed. Five levels of addition included, starting with simple 1 digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels.

Bee Swarms – Add bees on two flowers. Choose totals of up to 5 or 10. Below the flowers is a number sentence; each number is covered with a sticky note that can be removed.  Move bees from flower to flower and ask, “Does the total still remain the same?”

Calculating Stories: Counting On – Create picture problems and relate number stories to addition. (Requires a small annual subscription fee as a TESiboard+ activity.) Choose from a variety of settings and characters. Move objects to confirm the answer. Great warm up or review for picture problems.

Grouping & Grazing – Count, add, & subtract to move cows into corrals. Corral in groups of 5 or 10.

Simple Addition Stories – Drag and drop objects to do simple story problem addition with combinations up to 5 or 10. TESiboard.

Counting Fish – Count the fish and click on the corresponding number.

Estimate & Count Marbles – Students get a quick glimpse of marbles in a bowl. The marbles disappear, students estimate, and the marbles reappear so they can be moved and counted. For whole group instruction. Use with IWB or computer/projector.

How Many Now – Explore counting-on strategies by hiding crayons in a box and adding visible crayons. Can you determine the total without counting one-by-one?

Unit 8 – Computing & Measuring with Frogs & Bugs

Addition with Manipulatives – See and hear an addition problem, then click on the answer. Drag marbles onto a work surface to help with counting, as needed. Five levels of addition included, starting with simple 1 digit problems. Players must score 70% or greater to advance levels.

Butterfly Ten Frame – View butterflies in a ten frame and identify how many flew away and how many are left.

Calculating Stories: Taking Away – Virtually create picture problems and relate number stories to subtraction. Also see Calculating Stories: Counting On. Choose from a variety of settings and characters, including sea creatures. Move objects to confirm the answer. Great whole group warm up or review for picture problems on IWB or projector. (Requires a small annual subscription fee. TESiboard+ activity.)

Count Us In Frog Game – Count on or add 1 to get a frog across the pond.

Grouping & Grazing – Count, add, & subtract to move cows into corrals. Corral in groups of 5 or 10.

How Many Now – Explore counting-on strategies by hiding crayons in a box and adding visible crayons. Can you determine the total without counting one-by-one?

Ten Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 10 on a ten frame.

Balloon Pop Comparison – Pop the balloon to match a statement, either “greater number” or “lesser number.” Also see alternate version with 3 balloons.

Bee Swarms – Add bees on two flowers. Choose totals of up to 5 or 10. Below the flowers is a number sentence; each number is covered with a sticky note that can be removed.  Move bees from flower to flower and ask, “Does the total still remain the same?”

Comparing Jungle Animals – Predict how many of one animal equals the length of another. Compare the lengths by dragging pictures onto the measurement screen.

Dinosaur Train: How Big Are You – Estimate and measure the length of dinosaurs in non-standard units.

Fish Counting – Count by 2s to select the fish that comes next.

Number Bond Machine – Fill in the missing addend to make the sum of 5, 10. or 100. This works well as an “I Have, You Need” game.

Plasticine Snakes – Estimate which snake is the longest. Measure (non-standard) the snake. Teacher-led whole group activity.

Simple Addition Stories – Drag and drop objects to do simple story problem addition with combinations up to 5 or 10. TESiboard.

Numeral Track – View ten cards on a number line with hidden numbers and flip a card to reveal a number.

Up or Down the Number Line – Click on the arrow to indicate whether a bee should travel up or down the number line to reach a target number.

Visual Numbers – Form visual models of numbers from 1-20 and place on a number line. The visual model can be hidden.

Five Frame – Compose and decompose numbers to 5 using a five frame.

Ladybug Spot Addition – Click on the ladybug with the number of spots needed to fill in the unknown addend or sum. A subtraction version as well as a mixed version with addition & subtraction is also available.

Simple Addition Stories – Drag and drop objects to do simple story problem addition with combinations up to 5 or 10. TESiboard.

Sum Sense Addition – Drag and drop number cards–with unknowns in all positions–to make an addition equation.