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

  • Base ten blocks
  • Place-value discs
  • Place-value organizers
  • Play money
  • Rubber bands
  • Straws

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Storybooks

  • Place Value by David A. Adler
  • Earth Day — Hooray by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens by Cindy Neuschwander
Chapter 2

Materials

  • Linking cubes
  • Game board from the classroom
  • Art paper
  • Playing cards
  • Index cards or construction paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Paper strips in 2 colors
  • Play money

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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
Chapter 3

Materials

  • Graph paper
  • Paper strips
  • Place-value discs
  • Place-value organizers

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Chapter 4

Materials

  • 12-in rulers
  • 30-cm rulers
  • Centimeter cubes
  • Linking cubes
  • Measuring tapes
  • Meter sticks
  • Paper clips
  • Ribbons or string, at least 3 m long
  • Stickers
  • Strips of paper less than 30 cm long
  • Whiteboard
  • Yardsticks

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Storybooks

  • Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs
  • How Long or How Wide? A Measuring Guide by Brian P. Cleary
  • How Long? (Wacky Comparisons) by Jessica Gunderson
  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
  • Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy
  • How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller
  • Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
Chapter 5

Materials

  • 1-kg weights
  • 1-lb weights
  • Pennies (in rolls and loose)
  • Balance scales showing kg and lb
  • 1-g weights
  • Linking cubes
  • Objects weighing about 1 kg
  • Objects weighing about 1 lb
  • Objects weighing about 1 g
  • Classroom objects to weigh, including pens and pencils
  • Zipper bags of various sizes
  • Dried beans
  • Whiteboards

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Storybooks

  • Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy
  • Mighty Maddie by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Weight by Henry Pluckrose
  • Me and the Measure of Things by Joan Sweeney
Chapter 6

Materials

  • 12 items to be shared
  • Counters
  • Craft sticks (optional)
  • Paper, at least 12 cm long
  • Small plates
  • Whiteboards

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Storybooks

  • How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings? by Seon Chae
  • Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale by Ruby Dee
  • Counting Sheep by Julie Glass
  • Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
  • Spunky Monkeys on Parade by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Corkscrew Counts: A Story About Multiplication by Donna Jo Napoli and Richard Tchen
  • A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes
  • Arctic Fives Arrive by Elinor J. Pinczes
Chapter 7

Materials

  • Counters
  • Index cards
  • Construction paper (optional)
  • Multiplication fact cards made by students in this chapter
  • Paper plates
  • Sticky notes
  • Whiteboards

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Storybooks

  • Lots of Ladybugs by Michael Dahl
  • Count on Pablo by Barbara deRubertis
  • Minnie’s Diner by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • The Great Divide by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • How Many Feet in the Bed? by Diane Johnston Hamm
  • 2 × 2 = Boo!: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories by Loreen Leedy
  • Arctic Fives Arrive by Elinor J. Pinczes

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