1-2-3 Come Do "Sum" Seuss Math Activities With Me
I'm sure most of us use Dr. Seuss for lots of reading and writing activities, but you can also toss in some math as well. Here's how...
"I see, he sees, we see, she sees, they see, everyone sees the number ___________." Says the Cat in the Hat. Try saying that tongue-twisting, pronoun-filled sentence fast! It's an interesting way to introduce this quick, easy and fun Seuss-hat worksheet, which covers a variety of math standards.
Teachers can choose a number, give students a choice or make it a game, and have children roll dice to figure out what number they will use to fill out their worksheet. To create higher numbers for older students, add more dice.
You can also toss the Cat in the Hat number cards into a Seuss hat or other container, and have children pick one. (The numbers go from 0-120!)
Interest remains high, even though you can use the worksheet for an entire week or all of March, because the number changes daily.
Students look forward to working on their Cat Hat Math Mat, because they know what to do, which empowers them.
They can get right down to business, without waiting for directions, which is a real time saver for teachers too.
I've provided a large template to use to explain and demonstrate what you want your kiddos to do, as well as a large completed sample that you can laminate & hang up as an anchor chart poster, to help remind young children of the directions.
For students, there's a smaller version, with two-on-a-page, to conserve paper.
The beauty of this worksheet, is that you can use it for any number. Younger students can work on numbers less than 10, older students can work with two and three-digit numbers. The worksheet is also an easy way to whole-group assess.
Laminate several templates and set them up as an independent math center. Students use dry erase markers to fill in the number of the day.
The Cat Hat Math Mat packet also includes a helpful Cat in the Hat bookmark with math symbols.
I've also designed another Cat's hat math worksheet for younger children. Here, students trace and write the numbers and number words.
They X-off that many boxes in the 10 frame, count and color the correct amount of dots in the group/set, circle the number in the sequence, then tally that many marks.
For more practice, have students write one or two sentences on the back of their worksheet, using that number.
The packet includes a completed hat to help explain things, then hang up as an anchor chart, so kiddos can refer to it. Click on the link for the Cat in the Hat Number Sense packet.
To see this past-week's Seuss-themed blog articles, simply scroll down. If you'd like to take a look at all of the Dr. Seuss FREEBIES on my site, click on the link to pop on over to that section. I also have an entire board of Seuss ideas, and free activities on my Pinterest board.
Thanks for visiting. I can't believe it's March 1st today! Did the new month sort of sneak up on you too?
Even though I'm happy to see the record-breaking-cold February gone, I still have lots of Seuss-themed activities on my "To Do" list.
Hopefully, there are other teachers and homeschoolers that celebrate Seuss for the entire month, or at least a week, as I'll be posting a few more goodies!
"Don't give up. I believe in you all. A person's a person no matter how small!" -Dr. Seuss from Horton Hears A Who