Want to make some new easy, inexpensive, hands on materials for math instruction? Today’s Tuesday Teaching Tip is brought to us by TK (transitional kindergarten) teacher and former CKA Board Member, the fabulous Debra Weller! She tells us how she uses fabric cards for patterning, matching, sorting and classifying, counting and cardinality.
From fabric scraps cut 1 inch squares and glue them on poster board. Laminate and cut into squares. Children can make patterns with the cards, count, make graphs, sort and classify.
One of the many things we love about this idea is how simple it is to make the materials seasonal or thematic! You could easily add numbers to the cards (or for that matter – letters/sight words!) Do you use fabric in your classroom? How?