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Dot-to-dot Math Activity



Reinforce number recognition and counting skills with this dot-to-dot math activity.





dot to dot

Connecting the dots, also known as dot-to-dot or joining the dots is an activity to reveal a picture by following a sequence of numbered dots or letter.

When lines have been drawn in to connect all the dots, the outline of an image is revealed.

In language the phrase "connect the dots" can be used metaphorically to describe the ability to link one idea with another or to draw conclusions from available information.

This easy preschool math activity can be used to encourage the development of the following math skills:
  • number recognition - identifying number symbols
  • numerical order - understanding of the natural arrangement of a sequence of numbers
  • counting skills - reciting cardinal numbers in the correct order
  • skip counting - counting by a number other than one e.g. counting by twos, fives, tens etc.


Dot-to-Dot Activity

You will need

paper
pencil or marker
simple colouring picture



Instructions

1.Place a sheet of paper on top of the picture.

2.Mark the outling in dots, not too close together.

3.Number the dots.

4.Help your child to join the dots.



Variation - You do not have to number the dots 1,2,3,4 etc. For older children you could number them differently to give them practice at skip counting or times tables. e.g number them in two's.









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