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 7

Materials

  • Chalk
  • Counters
  • Crayons, markers, paint daubers, or stickers
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Finger paint
  • Gelatin or pudding
  • Linking cubes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper plates
  • Sand, rice, or salt
  • Sandpaper
  • Scrabble letters
  • Shallow pan
  • Shaving cream
  • Small objects such as beads, crayons, pasta, shells, or small erasers
  • Whiteboards
  • Wikki Stix
  • Wooden blocks

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • More, Fewer, Less by Tana Hoban
  • 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
  • Ten Apples Up on Top! by Dr. Suess

Letters Home

  • Chapter 7 Letter
Chapter 8

Materials

  • 10 empty water bottles
  • 10-sided die
  • Attribute bears
  • Bags or baskets
  • Beads
  • Blank index cards
  • Construction paper
  • Counters
  • Crayons, markers, or paint daubers
  • Cups
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Dry erase markers
  • Hexagon shape, such as a pattern block, that can be traced
  • Items with a round face students can trace
  • Large hula hoops
  • Linking cubes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Pipe cleaners (chenille stems)
  • Pool noodle
  • Small ball
  • Stickers
  • Strips of construction paper in a variety of colors
  • Traffic cones
  • Two-color counters
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Any picture book provides opportunities to create a number story from images on the page
  • 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

Letters Home

  • Chapter 8 Letter
Chapter 9

Materials

  • Art materials such as dot painters, stickers, or stamps
  • Chalk
  • Classroom game board
  • Counters
  • Crayons or dry erase markers
  • Cup
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Dice
  • Large cube-shaped box
  • Linking cubes
  • Modified die with sides labeled 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2
  • Number bond mats
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper plates
  • Pattern blocks
  • Recording device
  • Storybooks or magazines
  • Two-color counters
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Any picture book provides opportunities to create a number story from images on the page

Letters Home

  • Chapter 9 Letter
Chapter 10

Materials

  • 10 objects with several attributes
  • 10 small paper cups
  • Bags
  • Bear counters or other counters shaped like objects (bugs, dinosaurs, fruit, vehicles, etc.)
  • Chalk
  • Counters
  • Cups
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Dry erase sleeves
  • Hula hoops
  • Linking cubes
  • Number bond mats
  • Objects to count
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper plates
  • Partitioned plate
  • Picture books
  • Play dough or clay
  • Sets of up to 5 objects that are the same except for their color or size
  • Small ball
  • Storybooks or magazines
  • Two-color counters

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 Eric Litwin
  • How Many Blue Birds Flew Away?: A Counting Book With a Difference by Paul Giganti
  • 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

Letters Home

  • Chapter 10 Letter
Chapter 11

Materials

  • 10-sided die
  • 20 Chart
  • 6-sided die
  • Counters
  • Die with modified sides: +, +, +, −, −, −
  • Dot painters
  • Drawing tools
  • Recording sheet
  • Set of dominoes up to fives
  • Stickers
  • Two-color counters
  • Whiteboards

Blackline Masters

Letters Home

  • Chapter 11 Letter
Chapter 12

Materials

  • 10-sided die
  • 3 slightly different sized containers
  • Art paper
  • Beads
  • Blank index cards
  • Chalk
  • Clear container or plastic bags
  • Counters
  • Craft sticks
  • Crayons or markers
  • Desk dividers (box lids or privacy folders)
  • Dice with modified sides: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Dice with modified sides: 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3
  • Dried beans
  • Game markers
  • Glue
  • Linking cubes
  • Paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Small drinking cups
  • Small objects
  • Soft ball or bean bag
  • Strips of construction paper in a variety of colors

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Toasty Toes: Counting by Tens by Michael Dahl
  • Ants at the Picnic: Counting by Tens by Michael Dahl
  • Let’s Count to 100 by Masayuki Sebe
  • One Watermelon Seed by Celia Barker Lottridge
  • The Chicken Problem by Jennifer Oxley
  • 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
  • One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
  • Lots of Ladybugs by Michael Dahl

Letters Home

  • Chapter 12 Letter
Chapter 13

Materials

  • Art paper
  • Brass fasteners (brads)
  • Cardstock
  • Classroom game board
  • Crayons or markers
  • Demonstration clock
  • Dice
  • Geared clocks
  • Paper plates
  • Ruler
  • Yardstick

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • Telling Time With Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper, Barry Moser, and Cara Moser
  • The Clock Struck One: A Time-Telling Tale by Trudy Harris and Carrie Hartman
  • It’s About Time by Stuart Murphy
  • The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock by Jim Aylesworth
  • Bats Around the Clock by Kathi Appelt
  • What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra

Letters Home

  • Chapter 13 Letter

Chapter 14

Materials

  • Cardboard
  • Coin rubbing cards as described on page 230 of  Teacher’s Guide KB
  • Crayons
  • Cup or can
  • Dice, regular and modified with sides labeled: 1¢, 1¢, 5¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢
  • Dimes
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Nickels
  • Objects to label with price tags
  • Pennies
  • Price tags/labels
  • Quarters
  • Rubber cement

Blackline Masters

Storybooks

  • 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 and Adam Doyle
  • 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 14 Letter

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