Dramatic Play and the Common Core: Mathematics


Dramatic Play and the Common Core: Mathematics


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Dramatic play offers unprecedented opportunities for teaching Common Core Math concepts through authentic experiences. In fact, when asked to work on math skills in the context of a play situation, students are always able to work at a level above their normal skill. To meet the high academic demands of the 21st century, play will be critical to student success, scaffolding their learning in a way that allows them to be successful.

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Table of Contents

Dinosaur Museum: Decomposing and composing shapes
Post Office: Understanding the relationships between numbers and quantities
The Costume Shop: Know number names and the count sequence
Pizza Restaurant: Comparing numbers
Ice Cram Parlor: Represent addition and subtraction
Chocolate Shop: Composing and decomposing shapes
Trip to Space: Classifying, sorting, and charting data
The News Station: Answer “How many” despite the arrangement of objects
Santa’s Workshop: Identifying teen numbers as groups of ten and some ones
Knight’s Castle: Describe and compare castles by their measurable attributes
Farm Fluency: Adding and subtracting fluently within 5
The Bakery: Composing and decomposing shapes
Three Bear’s Cottage: Describing objects in the environment using names of shapes and position words

Pure Awesome. Thank you so much for developmentally appropriate, engaging, and lessons that meet standards and actively engage learners.
so glad that play is back in style!
You converted me into a play house believer!
Love this! Play has been lost in school and this is a great tool to find play again but still meet the standards. Thank you!
This will be great for integrating more play in the day.