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Gingerbread Math – Making Five

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Creating opportunities for your learners to explore numbers is so important.  The majority of learners are most successful when they are able to manipulate objects when being taught a new math skill.  These gingerbread mats are the perfect way to help your learners compose the number five.

I Can Make Five-Gingerbread Making Numbers Mat- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Composing Numbers

Composing numbers up to 10 is an important foundational skill in early learning.  When learners are able to see how numbers can be represented in different ways they are better capable of developing a strong number sense.

I Can Make Five-Gingerbread Making Numbers Mat- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

To teach this, we start with the gingerbread composing number mats that have the colored peppermints included.  The learners count or subitize the peppermints and either write or use the number cards to make the equation.  They may then record the equation on the printable.

I Can Make Five-Gingerbread Making Numbers Mat- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Differentiation

Another way we practice composing the number five is using the black and white mat and allowing the learners to create their own equation.  They can use the peppermints to create two addends and record the equation by writing the numbers or using the number cards.

I Can Make Five-Gingerbread Making Numbers Mat- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Both of these activities are a great way to build a foundation is composing and decomposing numbers.  Place value, addition, subtraction and all number sense activities will be easier for the learners to understand.

I Can Make Five-Gingerbread Making Numbers Mat- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

You can download this activity to use with your learners for free by clicking the image on the bottom of this post.   Find this activity for the number ten in my December Literacy and Math Centers resources along with other resources for your learners.

I Can Make Five-Gingerbread Making Numbers Mat- Mrs. Jones Creation Station

Find more engaging gingerbread activities for your kiddos below!  Enjoy!

Gingerbread Activities for kids

 

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Gingerbread Math – Making Five // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

Gingerbread Pattern Cards // The STEM Laboratory

Science Christmas Ornaments: Long Lasting Gingerbread Ornaments // Schooling a Monkey

Initial Sound Gingerbread Puzzles // A Dab of Glue Will Do

Decorate a Gingerbread Man Art Activity // Mom Inspired Life

Gingerbread Addition Mats // The Kindergarten Connection

Gingerbread Coverall Games // Recipe for Teaching

Gingerbread Man Counting Cards // Sara J Creations

Gingerbread Pre-Writing Strips // Letters of Literacy

Gingerbread Clip Cards // Fun With Mama

Gingerbread 2D Shape Match and Count // Liz’s Early Learning Spot

Gingerbread Story Sequencing // DIY Farm Wife

Gingerbread Play Dough// Play and Learn Everyday

Gingerbread House Building STEM // Science Kiddo

Gingerbread Ten Frame Counting Mats // Modern Preschool

Gingerbread Man Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy

Gingerbread Man Sight Word Game // Playdough to Plato

Gingerbread Man Stamping // Simple Play Ideas

Gingerbread Number Line Addition to 12 // Fairy Poppins

Gingerbread Man Addition Cork Board Game // Adventures of Adam

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