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Car Math


Activity 1
Cut out car shapes in different sizes and in different colors. Label various shoeboxes: Large Red Cars, Small Green Cars, Tiny Yellow Cars, and so on. Invite children to place the cars into the correct "garage." Extend the activity by using cutouts of other kinds of transportation such as helicopters, boats, and planes.

Activity 2
Mark plastic cars on the top with a number or a number word. Invite children to place the cars in a number sequence; add or subtract them; show greater than or less than; or match car words and numbers.


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