Number recognition road math playmat encourages young learners to say the numbers of each building as they drive by. Completely waterproof and spill proof. Just roll-up and store for the next time.
Numbered buildings along the way reinforce number recognition, addition, subtraction, problem-solving, charting… Grades JK – 2
Number recognition road math playmat
Drive vehicles around the road
- Honk the vehicle every time you drive past # 3 etc. Use a tally chart to count how many #3s you find. This can be changed for different numbers or colours.
- Drive up to a building and drop off mail (cubes ) to match the number on the building.
- Use road signs to direct traffic (e.g., stop sign, No Parking, speed limits). These can be made by students or teachers.
- Add roadblocks or one-way street signs to help students problem solve moving around the map.
- Ask students to drive around to find the numbers from 1 to 10 in sequence. They can also count backward from 10 to 1, 5 to 1, etc.
- Drive around the map and cover
- Drive around and add cubes to the house numbers to create families of 10 e.g., add 3 cubes to number 7, add 5 cubes to number 5
- Students can name some of the buildings or add signs (e.g., the score for the field).
- Students can extend the map on craft paper.
- Add N, S, W, E to the map and ask the students to move the vehicle north and then east etc.
- Students can add up the house numbers on each block to find out which block has the highest value.
- Students can find the triangle on the map.
- Students can write words with three letters for the number 3 e.g., cat, mom, dog. In school, they may look at the word wall.
- Students can name the streets on the road math playmat
- Students can compare city streets to country streets. What is the same and what is different?
Looking for more number recognition physical games? Take a look at our Kinesthetic Multiplication mat.