Counting Black Holes

At our preschool, we like to help our students learn number quantities and associate those number quantities with the written symbol of the number.

In general, young children can understand quantities sooner than they can understand the number symbol associated with that quantity.

For this activity, we combined our love of quantities and symbols with this fun black hole counting project!

To do so, students rolled the dice and selected the appropriate number of “asteroids” (rocks) to be swallowed by the black hole.

Students learned to recognize the number in dots on the dice, quantities in their hands, and symbols on the black holes!

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