Math Mentors
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Welcome to WFSU’s Kindergarten Math Mentors Program! Math Mentors is linked to the Florida Mathematics Standards for Kindergarten and is organized according to the chapters in Go Math by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Grounded in research-based principles of peer teaching, Math Mentors is a highly motivating way to review the day’s lesson or reinforce previously taught skills.  Math Mentors can be modified to meet your particular needs. Parents can easily follow the session activities, so think out of the box!

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View a screencast of the Math Mentors project.

How to Use the Math Mentors Program in Your Classroom:
Here’s how Math Mentors works: Kindergarten students are mentored one-on-one by students in an upper grade (for example, 4th).  Mentors are provided a folder of learning materials and an Activity and Game Log to document what was accomplished during the session. Learning materials include vocabulary lists, practice worksheets, links to Scholastic mini- books, and a selection of highly engaging online learning games from the PBS Math Lab.  Mentors coach their mentees through the activity list and check off each activity completedAt the end of each session, students earn a sticker for completed work, which they can place in the PBS Superstar Sticker column! All practice activities go home with the kindergarten students. Virtually everything you need for Math Mentors is provided on this page. All you need to add is a sheet of small reward stickers, and of course…kids!

Flip Your Math Classroom:  What a super way to provide home practice for the day’s math lesson! Provide parents with the materials below and direct them to this website.

Homeschool Settings:  Use parts, or all, of this framework as a supplement to your curriculum.

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Activity and Game Log - Florida Standards
Math Mentors Table of Contents
Math Mentors Information Sheet
Go Math Unit &  Florida Standards FS Activity PBS LabPBS Math Lab Games
1.

Represent, Count & Write #’s 0-5
 MAFS.K.CC.2.4a 
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c

MAFS.K.CC.1.3AFS.K.CC.2.5  

 

One Old Octopus
Two Talking Turtles
Three Tiny Tugboats

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Monkey Jump
Meatball Launcher 
peg + cat
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
one, two, three, four, five, match

Ice Cream Cones (mini-book)
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Count On Clifford by Norman Bridwell

2.

Represent, Count & Write #’s 0-5
 
MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c 

MACCFS.K.CC.1.3

MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

Four Fine Firefighters
Five Friendly Frogs
My Counting Wheel (Game) 

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Monkey Jump
Meatball Launcher 
peg + cat
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
pairs, and, larger, zero, fewer, more Ice Cream Cones (mini-book)
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang
Count On Clifford by Norman Bridwell
3.

Compare Numbers to 5

MAFS.K.CC.3.6
MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c
MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

Tasty Treats
A Little Snack

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Monkey Jump
Meatball Launcher 
peg + cat
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
same number, compare A Hat For Each Head (mini-book)
George's Store at the Shore by Francine Bassede
We All Went on Safari by Lourie Krebs
4.

Compare and Order Sets to 5
 
MAFS.K.CC.3.6
MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b MAFS.K.CC.2.4c 

MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

 

Fast Frogs
Tricks for Treats

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Bug Catcher
Monkey Jump
Meatball Launcher 
peg + cat
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
greater, less A Hat For Each Head (mini-book)
George's Store at the Shore by Francine Bassede
We All Went on Safari by Lourie Krebs
5.

Represent, Count, & Write Numbers 6 to 9

MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c
MAFS.K.CC.1.3

MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

Umbrella #’s 1-10
Gumball Goodies

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Bug Catcher
Monkey Jump
Meatball Launcher 
peg + cat
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
six, seven The Circus (mini-book)
The Icky Bug Book by Jerry Pallotta
The M&M Counting Book by Barbara McGrath
6.

Represent, Count, & Write Numbers 6 to 9
 
MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c
MAFS.K.CC.1.3
MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

Easy as One, Two, Three
A Colorful Garden

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Bug Catcher
Monkey Jump
Meatball Launcher 
peg + cat
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
eight, nine The Circus (mini-book)
The Icky Bug Book by Jerry Pallotta
The M&M Counting Book by Barbara McGrath
7.

Represent and compare Numbers to 10


MAFS.K.CC.3.6
MAFS.K.CC.3.7

MAFS.K.CC.1.2  
MAFS.K.CC.1.3
MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c
MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

Matching Number Bears (Game)
Making Ten
Making Ten with Apples

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Monkey Jump
Bug Catcher
Meatball Launcher 
Blast Off
peg + cat
Peg's Pizza Place
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
ten, match, and, pairs Let's Count (mini-book)
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
More than One by Miriam Schlein
8.

Represent and compare Numbers to 10


MAFS.K.CC.3.6
MAFS.K.CC.3.7

MAFS.K.CC.1.2  
MAFS.K.CC.1.3
MAFS.K.CC.2.4a
MAFS.K.CC.2.4b
MAFS.K.CC.2.4c
MAFS.K.CC.2.5

 

Comparing Numbers 1-10
Comparing Numbers 1-10 Using a Number Line

Curious George
Hide and Seek
Bunny Ride
Bubble Pop
Monkey Jump
Bug Catcher
Meatball Launcher 
Blast Off
peg + cat
Peg's Pizza Place
3,2,1 Snack
Vocabulary Books
compare, greater, less Lets Count (mini-book)
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
More than One by Miriam Schlein
9.

Addition


MAFS.K.OA.1.1
MAFS.K.OA.1.4

MAFS.K.CC.1.2  
MAFS.K.OA.1.2
MAFS.K.OA.1.5
MAFS.K.OA.1.a

 

Lovely Ladybugs
Clowning Around

Curious George
Museum of Tens
Train Station
Ribbit
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Harvest
peg + cat
Giant Hide and Seek
Race Car
Vocabulary Books
add, plus, is equal to Adding Fun (mini-book)
Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle
Hershey Kiss Addition by Jerry Pallotta
10.

Addition


MAFS.K.OA.1.1
MAFS.K.OA.1.4
MAFS.K.CC.1.2  
MAFS.K.OA.1.2 
MAFS.K.OA.1.5 
MAFS.K.OA.1.a

 

Beautiful Bouquet
Writing Addition Number Sentences

Curious George
Museum of Tens
Train Station
Ribbit
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Harvest
peg + cat
Giant Hide and Seek
Race Car
Vocabulary Books
add, plus, is equal to Adding Fun (mini-book)
Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle
Hershey Kiss Addition by Jerry Pallotta
11.

Subtraction

MAFS.K.OA.1.1
MAFS.K.OA.1.2
MAFS.K.OA.1.4
MAFS.K.OA.1.5

MAFS.K.OA.1.a

 

Subtracting Seals
Trucking Along

Curious George
Blast Off
Museum of Tens
Train Station
Ribbit
Fair Shares
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Harvest
Vocabulary Books
subtract, minus Word Family Tales: Dine with Nine Messy Monsters (mini-book)
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Ten Little Bears a Counting Rhyme by Kathleen Hauge
12.

Subtraction

MAFS.K.OA.1.1
MAFS.K.OA.1.2
MAFS.K.OA.1.4
MAFS.K.OA.1.5
MAFS.K.OA.1.a

 

Blast Off
Shapes on a Snake

Curious George
Blast Off
Museum of Tens
Train Station
Ribbit
Fair Shares
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Harvest
Vocabulary Books
subtract, minus, is equal to Word Family Tales: Dine with Nine Messy Monsters (mini-book)
Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins
Ten Little Bears a Counting Rhyme by Kathleen Hauge
13.

Represent, Count, & Write Numbers 11 to 19


MAFS.K.CC.1.3
MAFS.K.CC.2.5

MAFS.K.NBT.1.1
MAFS.K.CC.1.2

Juggling Act
Pick up Trash

Curious George

Count with Allie

Flower Garden
Bubble Pop
Fair Shares
Apple Picking
Fizzy's Lunch Lab

Milk Bottles (Freddy's Carnival Countoff)

Vocabulary Books
ones, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen Thirty Mice Are Very Nice (mini-book)
Let's Count it Out, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom
The Crayon Counting Book by Pam Munoz Ryan and Jerry Pallotta
14.

Represent, Count, & Write Numbers 11 to 19


MAFS.K.CC.1.3
MAFS.K.CC.2.5

MAFS.K.NBT.1.1
MAFS.K.CC.1.2 


 

Each Number in Its Spot
Busy Bees

Curious George

Count with Allie

Flower Garden
Bubble Pop
Fair Shares
Apple Picking
Fizzy's Lunch Lab

Milk Bottles (Freddy's Carnival Countoff)

peg + cat
Race Car
Vocabulary Books
sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen Thirty Mice Are Very Nice (mini-book)
Let's Count it Out, Jesse Bear by Nancy White Carlstrom
The Crayon Counting Book by Pam Munoz Ryan and Jerry Pallotta
15.

Represent, Count, and Write to 20 and Beyond

MACC.K.CC.1.1

MAFS.K.CC.1.2 
MAFS.K.CC.1.3

Bouncing Numbers
Counting by Tens with Monkey
Curious George
Bubble Pop
Fair Shares
peg + cat

Chicken Coop

Rock Art
Odd Squad
Centigurps up to Level 3
Vocabulary Books
twenty How Do You Count to 100? (mini-book)
The Cheerios Counting Book by Barbra Barbieri McGrath
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
16.

Represent, Count, and Write to 20 and Beyond


MAFS.K.CC.1.1
MAFS.K.CC.1.2
MAFS.K.CC.1.3

My Counting Wheel (Game)

Counting by Tens to 100

Curious George
Bubble Pop
Fair Shares
peg + cat

Chicken Coop

Rock Art
Odd Squad
Centigurps up to Level 3
Vocabulary Books
twenty How Do You Count to 100? (mini-book)
The Cheerios Counting Book by Barbra Barbieri McGrath
One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
17.

Identify and Describe Two-Dimensional Shapes


MAFS.K.G.1.3
MAFS.K.G.2.4
MAFS.K.G.1.1
MAFS.K.G.1.2

MAFS.K.G.2.6

MAFS.K.MD.2.3

 

Learning Colors and Shapes
Identifying Two-Dimensional Shapes

Sid the Science Kid

Snowflake Match

peg + cat
The Highlight Zone
Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff Cut: Grandma’s Game
Dinosaur Train
Air Show

Buddy’s Gem Hunt

The Cat in the Hat
Huff Puff-a-Tron
The Great Shape Race
Beehive and seek
Vocabulary Books
two-dimensional shapes, circle, curve, square, corners, sides, vertex, vertices Shapes for the Birds (mini-book)
What is Square?; What is Round?; What is a Triangle? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone
18.

Identify and Describe Two-Dimensional Shapes


MAFS.K.G.1.3
MAFS.K.G.2.4
MA FS.K.G.1.1
MA FS.K.G.1.2
MA FS.K.G.2.6

MAFS.K.MD.2.3

 

Recognizing Two-Dimensional Shapes

Sid the Science Kid

Snowflake Match

peg + cat
The Highlight Zone
Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff Cut: Grandma’s Game
Dinosaur Train
Air Show

Buddy’s Gem Hunt

The Cat in the Hat
Huff Puff-a-Tron
The Great Shape Race
Beehive and seek
Vocabulary Books
sides of equal length, triangle, rectangel, hexagon, alike, different Shapes for the Birds (mini-book)
What is Square?; What is Round?; What is a Triangle? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone
19.

Identify and Describe Three-Dimensional Shapes


MAFS.K.G.1.3
MAFS.K.G.2.4

MA FS.K.G.1.1
MA FS.K.G.1.2
MA FS.K.G.2.6

MAFS.K.MD.2.3

Solid Figures
Three-Dimensional Shapes
peg + cat
Magical Shape Hunt
Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game
Dinosaur Train

Roaring Relay

The Cat in the Hat
Beehive and seek
Vocabulary Books
Three-dimensional shapes, flat surface, curved surface, roll, stack, slide, sphere, cube, cylinder, cone, flat, solid My Day is Full of Shapes (mini-book)

Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza by Marjorie Eberts and Margret Gisler

Cubes, Cones, Cylinders and Spheres by Tana Hoban
20.

Identify and Describe Three-Dimensional Shapes


MAFS.K.G.1.3
MAFS.K.G.2.4

MA FS.K.G.1.1
MA FS.K.G.1.2
MA FS.K.G.2.6

MAFS.K.MD.2.3

Does it Roll, Slide, Stack?

Three-Dimensional Matching
peg + cat
Magical Shape Hunt
Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game
Dinosaur Train

Roaring Relay

The Cat in the Hat
Beehive and seek
Vocabulary Books
above, below, beside, next to, in front of, behind My Day is Full of Shapes (mini-book)

Pancakes, Crackers, and Pizza by Marjorie Eberts and Margret Gisler

Cubes, Cones, Cylinders and Spheres by Tana Hoban
21.

Measurement
MA FS.K.MD.1.1
MA FS.K.MD.1.2

MA FS.K.MD.2.3

Measure and Color
Measuring Height
Measure the Buildings

peg + cat

Happy Camel

Scrub a Dub
Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff Cut: Grandma’s Game
Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game
Ruff Cut: Blackmuzzle's Game
Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Planting
Pan Balance
Weather Surprise
Crystals Rule
Dinosaur Train
Opening Ceremony
Dinosaur Dive
Leaf Leader
Air Show
Hydration Station
Vocabulary Books
longer, same length, same height, taller Which is Bigger? (mini-book)
A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
22.

Measurement


MA FS.K.MD.1.1
MA FS.K.MD.1.2

MA FS.K.MD.2.3

Measure Length
Measure the Crayons

peg + cat

Happy Camel

Scrub a Dub
Fetch with Ruff Ruffman
Ruff Cut: Grandma’s Game
Ruff Cut: Bluff's Game
Ruff Cut: Blackmuzzle's Game
Ruff Cut: Glenn's Game
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Planting
Pan Balance
Weather Surprise
Crystals Rule
Dinosaur Train
Opening Ceremony
Dinosaur Dive
Leaf Leader
Air Show
Hydration Station
Vocabulary Books
heavier, lighter, same weight Which is Bigger? (mini-book)
A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
23.

Classify and Sort Data


MA FS.K.MD.1.1
MA FS.K.MD.1.2

MA FS.K.MD.2.3

Help Goldilocks

peg + cat
Chicken Dance
Sid the Science Kid
Sorting Box
Curious George
Hat Grab
Vocabulary Books
category, classify, color, blue, green, red, yellow Math Mystery: Fishy Food
A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy
Sorting by Henry Pluckrose
24.

Classify and Sort Data


MA FS.K.MD.1.1
MA FS.K.MD.1.2

MA FS.K.MD.2.3

Attributes - Comparing Weights
Comparing Objects

peg + cat
Chicken Dance
Sid the Science Kid
Sorting Box
Curious George
Hat Grab
Vocabulary Books
size, big, small, graph Math Mystery: Fishy Food
A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy
Sorting by Henry Pluckrose
25.

Patterns
No Florida Standards

Smiling Shapes
Ordering Outfits 
Fill in the Missing Numbers with Guide

peg + cat
Chicken Dance
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Patterns
26.

Patterns
No Florida Standards

Bear Pattern Strips (Game)
Fill in the Missing Numbers

peg + cat
Chicken Dance
Sid the Science Kid
Vegetable Patterns
27.

Time
No Florida Standards

Time for Fun! (color)
Time for Fun! (cut and paste)

 
28.

Time
No Florida Standards

Telling Time
Curious George –  Curious Clock