Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5 *Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.*

Students learn how to count objects with this animated tutorial.

Use the objects as counters and arrange them in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration. Or ask your students to choose an object and place a number from 1-20 of them on the mat.

Students count the number of each identified animal in the picture and can immediately check their answers.

Students help Lecky catch a given number of balloons and can immediately check their answers.

Students count the number of a given color of balloon as they float around the screen and can immediately check their answers.

]]>Introduce fractions in a problem solving context:

http://www.teacherlink.org/content/math/interactive/flash/kidsandcookies/kidcookie.php

Three of our favorite games for locating fractions on a number line:

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/AnimalRescueFractionsNumberLineGame.swf

http://www.trox5.com/interactive/games/hatchin_live.swf

http://playpowerlabs.org/bsnl/v21/brainpop/BSNL.html

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