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

  • 10-sided dice
  • Blank paper
  • Chalk or painter’s tape
  • Counters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Name tags with decomposed numbers written on them
  • Note cards, folded in half with multiples of 10 to 100: 0, 10, 20, 30, … 90, 100
  • Note cards, folded in half with multiples of 100 to 1,000: 0, 100, 200, 300, … 900, 1,000
  • Place-value discs
  • Recording sheet listing names of all students in the class
  • Rubber bands
  • Straws or craft sticks, 200–300 per group of four students
  • String or yarn, 12 feet
  • Two-color counters
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Place Value by David A. Adler
  • Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
  • How Big is a Million by Anna Milbourn
  • Earth Day — Hooray by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Really Big Numbers by Richard Evan Schwartz
Chapter 2

Materials

  • Art paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Game markers
  • Two different color strips of paper of the same length for each student
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • None
Chapter 3

Materials

  • 10-sided die
  • 3-minute timer
  • Dry erase markers
  • Place-value discs
  • Playing cards
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • None
Chapter 4

Materials

  • Counters
  • Dice
  • Die with modified sides: 0 in place of 6
  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Half-inch graph paper
  • Multiplication and division fact cards for 0 to 5
  • Paper plates with the center cut out
  • Plastic bags
  • Recording sheet
  • Strips of paper
  • Two-color counters
  • Whistle
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • The Multiplying Menace Divides by Paul Calvert
  • The Great Divide by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
  • A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes
  • One Hundred Angry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
Chapter 5

Materials

  • Dry erase markers
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Paper clips
  • Pencils
  • Place-value discs
  • Playing cards
  • Two-color counters
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • None
Chapter 6

Materials

  • Bags
  • Base ten blocks (tens and ones)
  • Counters
  • Die with modified sides: 0 in place of 6
  • Die with modified sides: “roll again” in place of 6
  • Division fact cards (students will make these in the Chapter Opener)
  • Index cards
  • Place-value discs
  • Recording sheet

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • None
Chapter 7

Materials

  • Crayons or markers
  • Rulers
  • Sticky notes

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • None

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