It’s easy to prepare for Dimensions Math® lessons! Simply gather the items listed on the Materials List for each chapter. Blackline Masters can be printed directly from this website. Some tools (dot cards, number cards, or ten-frame cards) can be made with materials available in most classrooms and homes.

Chapter 1

Materials

  • Counters
  • Playing cards
  • Paper plates
  • Pebble or other hopscotch marker
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Painter’s tape
  • Linking cubes
  • Stickers or bingo daubers
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
  • Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert
  • Zero Is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco
  • My Little Sister Ate One Hare by Bill Grossman
  • Count the Ways, Little Brown Bear by Jonathan London
  • Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Museum 123 by The New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art

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Chapter 2

Materials

  • Two-color counters
  • Cups
  • 3 large hula hoops
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper plates
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Dice, 6-sided or 10-sided
  • Playing cards
  • Linking cubes
  • Dried beans
  • Blocks
  • Dominoes
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

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Chapter 3

Materials

  • Linking cubes
  • Sticky notes (2 different colors)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Two-color counters
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Counters in a variety of shapes and colors
  • Cups or buckets
  • Blank dice
  • Regular dice
  • Game board
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Paper plates
  • Painter’s tape
  • Picture book or magazine
  • Index cards or construction paper
  • 10-sided die
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Quack and Count by Keith Baker
  • Ten Friends by Bruce Goldstone
  • Domino Addition by Lynette Long
  • Ten for Me by Barbara Mariconda
  • Ten Monkey Jamboree by Dianne Ochiltree
  • Mice Mischief: Math Facts in Action by Caroline Stills
  • One More Bunny: Adding from One to Ten by Rick Walton

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Chapter 4

Materials

  • Sticky notes, 2 different colors
  • Two-color counters
  • Dice, 6-sided or 10-sided
  • Playing cards
  • Blank dice
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Game markers
  • Linking cubes
  • Counters in a variety of shapes and colors
  • Index cards or construction paper
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Painter’s tape
  • Game board
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Dr. Suess books
  • Nonfiction nature books
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
  • Rooster’s Off to See the World by Eric Carle
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean and Eric Litwin
  • How Many Blue Birds Flew Away?: A Counting Book with a Difference by Paul Giganti, Jr.
  • Splash! by Ann Jonas
  • Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord
  • Elevator Magic by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell
  • Skippyjon Jones books by Judy Schachner

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Chapter 5

Materials

  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Paper plates
  • Painter’s tape
  • Pebble or hopscotch marker
  • Straws
  • Linking cubes
  • Two-color counters
  • Plastic baggies
  • Classroom items such as rubber bands, erasers, markers, or other manipulatives
  • Playing cards
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Piglets Playing: Counting from 11 to 20 by Megan Atwood
  • Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street by Mark Lee
  • Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang
  • 1 to 20, Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers

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  • Chapter 5 Letter
Chapter 6

Materials

  • Dice
  • Counters
  • Linking cubes
  • Playing cards
  • Index cards
  • 10-sided die, numbered 11 to 20
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Painter’s tape
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • The Mission of Addition by Brian P. Cleary
  • Mission: Addition by Loreen Leedy
  • 12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam
  • What’s New at the Zoo? by Suzanne Slade

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  • Chapter 6 Letter
Chapter 7

Materials

  • Dice
  • Counters, including two-color counters
  • Linking cubes
  • Playing cards
  • Shopping lists for classroom items (create per sample on page 183)
  • Regular paper cut into quarters
  • Index cards or construction paper
  • Game board
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • The Mission of Addition by Brian P. Cleary
  • Mission: Addition by Loreen Leedy
  • 12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam
  • What’s New at the Zoo? by Suzanne Slade
  • Where’s Waldo? Series by Martin Handford
  • Where is Moshi? Series by Moshi Moshi Kawaii
  • I Spy Series by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick
  • Can You See What I See? Series by Walter Wick
  • Hey Seymour! Series by Walter Wick

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  • Chapter 7 Letter
Chapter 8

Materials

  • Boxes and cylinders such as shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.
  • Pieces of square paper, white and colored
  • Black construction paper
  • Art paper
  • White crayons
  • Pattern blocks
  • Attribute blocks
  • Colored paper
  • Yarn or string
  • Glue
  • Circles cut out of colored paper
  • Whiteboards

Note: Materials for Activities will be listed in detail in each lesson.

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • The Shape Of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban
  • Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
  • Three Pigs, One Wolf, Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone
  • Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
  • I Spy Shapes in Art by Lucy Micklethwait
  • Skippyjon Jones: Shape Up by Judy Schachner
  • Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert
  • Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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  • Chapter 8 Letter
Chapter 9

Materials

  • Index cards
  • Two-color counters
  • Art paper and markers, crayons, or paint
  • Pattern Chains made in Chapter 8: Lesson 2
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

  • None

Storybooks

  • Picture or board books showing several events
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • 10 Little Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
  • 20 Hungry Piggies by Trudy Harris
  • Albert the Muffin-Maker by Eleanor May
  • Henry the Fourth by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young

Letters Home

  • Chapter 9 Letter

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