I love homemade math books! (Here’s another example of one we made a long time ago.)
Right now I’m obsessed with dot stampers. I’m even putting together a Pinterest Board of all the things you can do with them. I don’t know why I never appreciated the magic of dot stampers before, but now I’m totally sold.
Anyhow, last week we made a homemade numbers book, that ties in with Right Start Level A really nicely. I’m not going to show the entire book, but you can probably get the concept from the following picture.
The important part was to make the bigger numbers different colors. It’s a lot easier to picture six dots as five and one, than if they were all red.
With Jenna, I’m working on visualization, not just counting. I want her to look at five and one and know it’s six. I don’t want her to count.
For more on this, please see Math and the Young Child which is up here for free. It’s only two pages long, and totally worth reading.