Self-Correcting Math Activities for Preschoolers

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I’ve been trying to find some interesting, self-correcting activities that Nim can do with little supervision for times when I’m working one-on-one with the older kids. The other day, I made her some “checking cards” for the number matching game I made her a couple of weeks ago.

The checking cards are simple. I just put the stickers, the number and the number word all on the same card so that Nim can count the stickers and look at the number/number word to see if she put the right sticker cards and number/number word cards together.

I also made her some pattern cards, using. I just used colored stickers and made several cards with different patterns in varying degrees of difficulty:

self-correcting math activities

She can now use counting bears or the colored counter chips that we have to copy and/or complete the patterns:

math activities with counting bears

I guess that one’s not really self-correcting, but she’ll have fun with it.

Do you use any self-correcting preschool activities that we might enjoy?

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. Love those cards. I mentioned self-correcting games in my post about what I put in Quiet Time boxes and I was looking at a Discovery Toys catalog this week at their self-correcting preschool games. I just might have to try this before I go spending any money on those though!

  2. Oh I love that stickers and bears idea… DD is starting to notice patterns but is not ready yet to “continue” a pattern. But I hadn’t even thought of just COPYING a pattern. We’ve got some stringing frog beads that would work just like your bears!

    We’re doing Montessori-inspired preschool with DD so “self-correcting” is what it’s all about! We have mini knobbed cylinder blocks, tons of wooden puzzles of various ilks, shape clocks, a texture-matching clock, etc etc etc…

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