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 10

Materials

  • 3-ft long pieces of ribbon, string, or yarn
  • 3-ft long strips of cardboard
  • Beans
  • Classroom objects
  • Construction paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Dot stickers
  • Glue
  • Linking cubes
  • Paper clips
  • Paper squares
  • Ribbon, string, or yarn
  • Scissors
  • Stickers
  • Straight edges
  • Uncooked macaroni
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

  • None

Storybooks

  • Counting on Frank by Rod Clement
  • How Big is it? A Big Book All About BIGNESS by Ben Hillman
  • Twice My Size by Adrian Mitchell
  • How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller
  • How Big is Big? by Gretel Watson

Letters Home

  • Chapter 10 Letter
Chapter 11

Materials

  • Counting bears or other shaped counters
  • Double 6 or double 9 dominoes
  • Linking cubes
  • Non-transparent bag
  • Painter’s tape
  • Sticky notes
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

Almost any book offering comparison situations could be used in this chapter, such as:

  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl
  • Comparing Numbers! by M.W. Penn
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Letters Home

  • Chapter 11 Letter
Chapter 12

Materials

  • Bags with less than 40 items in them
  • Counters
  • Dice
  • Highlighters
  • Linking cubes
  • Page protectors or dry erase sleeves
  • Place-value strips
  • Rubber bands
  • Straws or craft sticks
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Letters Home

  • Chapter 12 Letter
Chapter 13

Materials

  • 10-sided dice
  • Counters
  • Dice
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Linking cubes
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Letters Home

  • Chapter 13 Letter
Chapter 14

Materials

  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Counters
  • Craft sticks
  • Dice
  • Dot paper or graph paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Linking cubes
  • Rubber bands
  • Small plates
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

Books about Multiplication

  • Arctic Fives Arrive by Elinor J. Pinczes
  • Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong
  • Corkscrew Counts: A Story About Multiplication by Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen
  • Counting Sheep by Julie Glass
  • How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings? by Seon Chae
  • Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale by Ruby Dee
  • Spunky Monkeys on Parade by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Count on Pablo by Barbara deRubertis

Books about Division

  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
  • A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes
  • The Great Divide by Suzanne Slade
  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

Letters Home

  • Chapter 14 Letter
Chapter 15

Materials

  • Dice or spinners
  • Foods that can be cut into equal pieces such as oranges, bars, or cakes
  • Paper plates (or circles cut from construction paper)
  • Paper shapes
  • Paper shapes cut into halves and fourths
  • Paper strips
  • Pattern blocks
  • Scissors
  • Sheets of rectangular paper
  • Sheets of square paper
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Mary Clare Likes to Share by Joy Hulme
  • The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions by Donna Jo Napoli
  • One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

Letters Home

  • Chapter 15 Letter
Chapter 16

Materials

  • “Hello, my name is” name tags
  • 10-sided die
  • 6 full-size pool noodles
  • Balloons
  • Counters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Game markers
  • Linking cubes
  • Page protectors or dry erase sleeves
  • Paper plates
  • Place-value chart with tens and ones
  • Place-value organizer
  • Place-value strips
  • Playing cards
  • Recording sheet with all students’ names
  • Sand timer
  • Straws and rubber bands
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Let’s Count to 100! by Masayuki Sebe
  • One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge
  • The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson
  • Ninety-Three in My Family by Erica S. Perl
  • One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre & Jeff Sayre
  • Richard Scarry’s Best Counting Book Ever by Richard Scarry

Letters Home

  • Chapter 16 Letter
Chapter 17

Materials

  • Counters
  • Game markers
  • Linking cubes
  • Playing cards
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Mission: Addition by Loreen Leedy
  • Anno’s Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno
  • One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes

Letters Home

  • Chapter 17 Letter
Chapter 18

Materials

  • Demonstration clock with geared hands
  • Index cards
  • Linking cubes
  • Paper plates
  • Paper strips
  • Playing cards
  • Small clocks with geared hands
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Around the Clock by Roz Chast
  • I.Q., It’s Time by Mary Ann Fraser
  • Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper
  • The Clock Struck One: A Time-Telling Tale by Trudy Harris
  • What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra

Books with time beyond hours and minutes:

  • A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about Time by Brian P. Cleary
  • A Second Is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins
  • Me Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries by Joan Sweeney

Letters Home

  • Chapter 18 Letter
Chapter 19

Materials

  • 10-sided die
  • Bags
  • Objects with price tags
  • Play $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills
  • Play quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
  • Price tabs
  • U.S. quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies
  • Whiteboard

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? by Brian P. Cleary
  • A Dollar For Penny by Julie Glass
  • Jenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris
  • The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen
  • Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure by Nancy Kelly Allen
  • The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczak Williams
  • The Penny Pot by Stuart J. Murphy
  • A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

Letters Home

  • Chapter 19 Letter

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