Blueberries: Math Activities

Counting Berries (PreK)

Practice counting from 1 to 10 with berries. Read “The Very Berry Counting Book” by Jerry Pallotta. The book shows many different types of berries – blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and more. Each page has the numeral, the number spelled out, a botanical drawing of the berry, and an adjective along with the name of the berry, like “sour cranberries.”

Standards:

  • GELDS Standard CD-MA1: The child will organize, represent, and build knowledge of quantity and number.
  • GELDS Standard CLL8: The child will demonstrate awareness of print concepts.

Sharing Berries (Grades K-5)

Count all of your berries, then try dividing the group of berries evenly between each of the family members. How many berries does each family member get? How many are left over? Can you turn this into a division problem? For example, if we had 18 berries, divided by 4 family members, each family member would get 4 berries and there would be 2 left over. 18 ÷ 4 = 4 with a remainder of 2. 

Standards:

  • GSE Standard MGSE2.OA.3: Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
  • GSE Standard MGSE2.OA.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

 

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