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 8

Materials

  • Animal counters
  • Beads
  • Blocks or other building materials
  • Crayons
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Square tiles or pieces of paper
  • Stuffed toys

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

Storybooks

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Henry the Fourth by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Optional Snacks

  • Multi-colored cereal
  • Teddy bear crackers
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Green and red seedless grapes
  • Celery sticks, cream cheese and fish crackers

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Chapter 9

Materials

  • Activity cube (see page 16)
  • Balloons
  • Boxes or baskets
  • Bubble soap (dish soap and water)
  • Cardboard rolls (such as from a roll of paper towels)
  • Containers to sort into
  • Craft sticks
  • Crayons
  • Cubes of different sizes, such as dice, centimeter cubes, and blocks
  • Cubes, cylinders, and spheres from geometry sets
  • Flour
  • Frozen paint cubes (see page 16)
  • Geoboards and rubber bands
  • Googly eyes
  • Hula hoops
  • Large chevron
  • Linking cubes
  • Modeling clay or play dough
  • Newspaper strips
  • Paint
  • Paper cutouts of triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles
  • Pictures of a unicycle, bicycle, and tricycle
  • Pictures of art masterpieces
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic or foam cubes of different sizes
  • Poster board or large piece of art paper
  • Real-life examples of cubes, cylinders, and spheres
  • Ribbon
  • Rounded toothpicks or coffee stirrers
  • Rulers or straight edges
  • Small animal counters
  • Small paper cups
  • Sponges or pool noodles cut into coins
  • Units (cubes) from base ten block kits

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

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Storybooks

  • When I Build with Blocks by Niki Alling

Optional Snacks

  • Cube, cylinder, and sphere-shaped snacks such as marshmallows, grapes, or cheese cubes
  • Kiwi or watermelon
  • Ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, and raisins)
  • Cucumber slices
  • Pretzel rods
  • Graham crackers
  • Square crackers
  • Wonton triangles
  • Carrot coins
  • Banana coins
  • Square cheese slices

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Chapter 10

Materials

  • Chairs
  • Construction paper
  • Counters
  • Cups
  • Dishes
  • Doll or stuffed toy
  • Finger paints
  • Linking cubes
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic bags
  • Play dough
  • Play food
  • Red and blue crayons
  • Small counters
  • Small objects for sorting
  • Spoons
  • Stamps
  • Strips of paper
  • Tissue paper

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

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Storybooks

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • More, Fewer, Less by Tana Hoban

Optional Snacks

  • Rice cake moons and milk
  • Cheerios
  • Raisins
  • Banana slices
  • Celery sticks
  • Yogurt or cream cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes

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Chapter 11

Materials

  • Beads
  • Bean bags
  • Bear counters
  • Counters
  • Crayons
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Felt board
  • Felt counters
  • Hula hoops
  • Linking cubes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic bags
  • Removable dot stickers in at least 2 colors
  • Small containers
  • Small cups
  • Small index cards
  • Small items to sort
  • Stickers
  • Water balloons

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

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Storybooks

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • More, Fewer, Less by Tana Hoban

Optional Snacks

  • Fish crackers
  • Teddy bear crackers
  • Banana slices
  • Dominoes (graham crackers with cream cheese, with each half separated by a thin slice of cheese, and blueberries or other small fruit pieces for domino dots)
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Popcorn served in plastic gloves

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Chapter 12

Materials

  • Animal stickers
  • Bear counters
  • Construction paper cutouts of rectangles, squares, circles, and triangles of different sizes and colors
  • Containers to be used as vases
  • Counters
  • Feathers
  • Felt bee cutouts
  • Felt board
  • Fishing poles made in Teacher’s Guide PKA Chapter 6, Lesson 3
  • Food coloring
  • Googly eyes
  • Hula hoops
  • Index cards
  • Jump ropes
  • Linking cubes
  • Pairs of shoes
  • Paper cups
  • Paper fish
  • Pictures of animals or stuffed toys
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic eggs or other small objects
  • Raisins or grapes
  • Raspberries, mini pretzels, or other snacks students can fit over their fingers
  • Real or artificial flowers
  • Red removable stickers
  • Rounded toothpick or coffee stirrers
  • Sequins
  • Shaving cream
  • Spoons
  • Tissue paper, cut into 6-in squares

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

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Storybooks

  • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
  • Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm
  • Do You See Me, Bumble Bee? by Audrey Muller
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Optional Snacks

  • Animal crackers
  • Foods from Little Red Riding Hood’s picnic basket
  • Dumplings made from wonton wrappers or rice cereal treats shaped like dog biscuits
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Fish crackers
  • Orange sections
  • Teddy bear crackers

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Chapter 13

Materials

  • Agility cones
  • Aluminum foil
  • Animal counters
  • Balance scales
  • Building materials
  • Capes
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Cards with students’ names on them
  • Chairs
  • Clothespins
  • Container
  • Cotton balls
  • Counters
  • Crayons or markers, including blue, red, brown, green, orange, pink, and yellow
  • Cubes, cylinders, and spheres from geometry sets and manipulative kits
  • Daubers of different colors
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Drinking straws of two colors
  • Drums
  • Dry rice, dried beans, and/or sand
  • Embroidery hoops
  • Equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles cut out of paper
  • Five-divot and ten-divot egg cartons
  • Fly swatters
  • Geoboards and rubber bands
  • Growing plants at different stages
  • Hula hoops
  • Jump ropes of different lengths
  • Lacing cards (square, triangle, and numbers 0 to 10)
  • Large, dull-tip needles
  • Lego® or DUPLO® style interlocking blocks
  • Linking cubes
  • Magazines to cut up
  • Modified dice with sides labeled: +1, +1, +1, +2, +2, +2
  • Musical instruments
  • Numerous everyday objects that come in pairs
  • Objects that are the same except for size and/or color
  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Paper shapes: yellow circle, green square, orange rectangle, and purple triangle
  • Paper strips of different lengths
  • Part-whole mats
  • Pieces of yarn or string of different lengths
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic eggs of different colors
  • Plastic needles
  • Play dough
  • Pool noodles cut into coins
  • Real-life examples of the cubes, rectangular prisms, cylinders, and spheres
  • Rough, smooth, soft, and hard objects to create crayon rubbings
  • Small objects including those with varying textures, sizes, colors/patterns, and relationships
  • Small objects of obviously different weights, at least 1 per pair of students
  • Small pieces of fabric
  • Sorting mats
  • Square pieces of white paper
  • Square tile or square paper cutouts of different colors
  • Squares of large-weave burlap
  • Stickers of several types
  • Strawberries
  • Strips of brown paper
  • Stuffed toys or bean bags
  • Toy bats (animals)
  • Tubs of sand (or access to sandbox)
  • Two-color counters
  • Xylophones
  • Yarn

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

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Storybooks

  • Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
  • Big Shark, Little Shark by Anna Membrino
  • Big Dog … Little Dog by P.D. Eastman
  • Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman
  • Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • Snow White by The Brothers Grimm
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Henry the Fourth by Stuart J. Murphy
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by James Dean

Optional Snacks

  • “Turtles” made of kiwi slices (body) and green grape halves (head and legs)
  • Apple slices
  • Banana or kiwi slices
  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Cheese sticks
  • Crackers of different sizes
  • Fish crackers
  • Food in the shapes of cubes, cylinders, and spheres, such as cheese cubes, jello cubes, marshmallows, grapes, and puff cereal
  • Fruits of different colors
  • Fruits that bats like, such as mangoes, bananas, and avocados
  • Grapes, red and green
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Mini cheese balls
  • Nut-free trail mix
  • Orange slices
  • Pretzel sticks and rods
  • Raisins
  • Round crackers
  • Square crackers
  • Square graham crackers covered with cream cheese and raisins in dice patterns
  • Strawberries
  • Triangle and square crackers

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