Math Intervention activities for kindergarten are here! Our new Math Intervention Kit is low-prep, filled with fun activities to teach effective small-group instruction, and will meet all of your student’s needs! Keep reading to learn more about what a math intervention kit in kindergarten is, lesson plan ideas, and how to use it in your classroom! Then grab a free number puzzle intervention activity to get started!
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What is a Math Intervention Kit?
An intervention kit is intended to be used for small group or one on one instruction. The kit consists of multiple activities that cover kindergarten math concepts and can be differentiated to fit the needs of all your students. Each activity is created to target a specific skill so you can close those gaps and keep your students progressing along in math.
Each game fits in a large photo and craft storage box, so it makes organization easy! Just grab the labeled box you need for each group and go. The bin holds 16 interventions so you can switch them out based on the changing needs of your students.
Teachers love using the intervention kit to supplement their kindergarten math curriculum because it’s low-prep, hands-on learning, and covers tons of skills. Here’s what they have to say:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Another great Simply Kinder resource! Love the size of the cards, the ideas for storing and the simple, sensible clip art with both black and white options and color. Great for math centers!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Another wonderful resource to use with my intervention groups. So many skills in just one place.”
How To Use for Small Groups:
Whether you are working on interventions with small groups or one-on-one, it’s important to remember that your other students will be working on different assignments at the same time. It’s a great idea to have a solid plan in place for your current small group and the rest of the class at the same time. Here are some tips to make that happen:
1. Intentional Grouping
We like to use intentional grouping for our centers, small groups, and intervention time. This means that we are not just leveling students off and assuming those students all need to work on the same skills. We use our data to drive our groups and they are dynamic week to week and even day to day. We pull students into our small groups or interventions that need a specific skill.
The beauty of our Kindergarten Intervention Math Kit is that you can quickly pull a number game for one small group and and then shift super quick to an addition group.
2. Model Expectations
Students learn best by example, and knowing expectations ahead of time sets them up for success. Therefore, modeling your expectations during a lesson helps your students best understand what you want from them. This will also help to reduce wasted time during these quick lessons.
3. Use the “I Do, We Do, You Do” Model
To prepare for small group intervention, start by explaining the directions of each activity to the group. Then show the students how to do the activity. For example, “I Do” for the shape sort would be to place the category at the top of the table, shuffle all the shape cards, and then put them under the correct title. Then invite the students to do it as a group for “we do” while helping them as needed. Finally, have each student take a turn individually for the “you do” portion, and to track their understanding.
4. Use Manipulatives
The use of manipulatives is a great way to keep your students engaged in your lessons. These manipulatives will help bridge the connection between tangible objects to their conceptual thinking. Clothespins, mini erasers, dice, and colored counters will all be perfect for these math activities. Check out this article, Must-Have Manipulatives, for more ideas!
5. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition!
The more familiar students become with concepts, the quicker they build their foundational knowledge. Practice the same games multiple times in each group, and carry the skills through to other whole group lessons.
Check out the video to see what else you can utilize from our Kindergarten Math Intervention Kit to help your students build upon their skills.
Math Intervention Kit In Kindergarten
Overall and most importantly, we want your students to be successful in their math journey! Using the tips above will help your students grow as learners and help your small groups run more effectively.
So what’s included in the math kit?
This is an ENDLESS bundle! Anytime a new game is added, you simply need to re-download for updates. Some current intervention activities include:
- Addition & Subtraction
- Telling time
- Counting Money
- Number Order
- Place Value
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
If you’re looking for all of the math intervention activities to use with your students, be sure to check out the bundle here! OR save 35% as a Simply Kinder + member, along with access to thousands of other activities for your classroom!
Free Number Puzzles Intervention Activity
Try out just one of the many Math Intervention Kit activities! Number Puzzles task card game is a great way to teach students all the different ways to show a number: pictures, tally marks, writing, and dots. Just enter your information below and the Simply Kinder Freebie Fairy (who also happens to be a math whiz!) will send that right over to your inbox. Already a subscriber? No worries! Unlock your freebie here too.
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This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!