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Dimensions Math®
Home Instructor’s Guide Resources

It’s easy to prepare for Dimensions Math lessons! The Printouts and Mental Math Sheets located below are intended for use alongside the Dimensions Math Home Instructor’s Guides. Simply gather the items listed on the Materials list for each chapter and print off the Printouts and Mental Math Sheets directly from this website. The margins are designed to make hole-punching and storage in a binder easy.

Dimensions Math Home Instructor’s Guides are being released progressively by grade. We will add resources for each corresponding Home Instructor’s Guide as soon as it’s released.

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1A         1B

Grade 1A

Chapter 1

Materials

  • Counters

  • Linking cubes

  • Objects to count, such as toys

Optional

  • Playing cards

Printouts

    Chapter 2

    Materials

    • Counters
    • Dice
    • Linking cubes
    • Two-color counters

    Optional

    • Double-nine dominoes

    Printouts

    Chapter 3

    Materials

    • Index cards
    • Linking cubes
    • Two-color counters

    Optional

    • Die or number cube labeled + 1 on two sides, + 2 on two sides, and + 3 on two sides
    • Playing cards
    • Spinner in a circle divided into 10 parts numbers 1–10

    Printouts

    Mental Math Sheets

    Chapter 4

    Materials

    • Index cards
    • Linking cubes
    • Two-color counters

    Optional

    • Die or number cube labeled − 1 on two sides, − 2 on two sides, and − 3 on two sides
    • Playing cards
    • Spinner in a circle divided into 10 parts numbers 1–10

    Printouts

    Mental Math Sheets

    Chapter 5

    Materials

    • Counters
    • Index cards
    • Linking cubes

    Optional

    • Craft sticks

    Printouts

    Mental Math Sheets

    Chapter 6

    Materials

    • Counters
    • Index cards
    • Linking cubes

    Optional

    • Laminated hundred board where the back has a blank grid
    • Playing cards

    Printouts

    Mental Math Sheets

    Chapter 7

    Materials

    • Counters
    • Index cards
    • Linking cubes

    Optional

    • Laminated hundred board where the back has a blank grid
    • Playing cards

    Printouts

    Mental Math Sheets

    Chapter 8

    Materials

    • Three-dimensional examples of common shapes (a set of geometric shapes or building blocks, rather than common household objects such as tin cans and boxes)

    Optional

    • Attribute Blocks
    • Pattern Blocks
    • Tangrams
    • Various shapes from the environment

    Printouts

    Chapter 9

    Materials

    • Counters
    • Objects that can be placed in a row

    Optional

    • Paper cups

    Printouts

      Grade 1B

      Chapter 10

      Materials

      • Linking cubes
      • Paper clips
      • Ribbon (two different colors) or cardboard or paper strips
      • A straight edge (such as a cardboard strip)
      • String or yarn

      Optional

      • Craft sticks (or any set of objects of uniform length)

      Printouts

        Chapter 11

        Materials

        • Counters
        • Linking cubes
        • Two-color counters

        Printouts

        Mental Math Sheets

        Chapter 12

        Materials

        • Linking cubes
        • Place-value cards (or use the printout)
        • Place-value chart
        • Two-color counters

        Optional

        • Base-Ten blocks (ones and ten-rods)
        • Craft sticks and rubber bands or tape
        • Laminated hundred chart

        Printouts

          Chapter 13

          Materials

          • Counters
          • Linking cubes in tens and ones

          Optional

          • Base-ten blocks (ones and ten-rods)
          • Playing cards

          Printouts

          Mental Math Sheets

          Chapter 14

          Materials

          • Counters
          • Linking cubes

          Optional

          • Die or number cubes, one labeled 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and the other labeled 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2
          • Regular die
          • Small paper bowls or plates
          Chapter 15

          Materials

          • Paper circles (or Shapes printout)
          • Paper rectangles (or Shapes printout)
          • Paper squares (or Shapes printout)
          • Paper strips (cut a piece of paper into thirds lengthwise)

          Optional

          • Paper plates (to use instead of paper circles)
          • Pattern blocks

          Printouts

            Chapter 16

            Materials

            • Linking cubes
            • Place-value cards (or use the printout)
            • Place-value chart
            • Two-color counters

            Optional

            • Craft sticks
            • Laminated hundred chart
            • Tens and ones from a Base-Ten Set

            Printouts

            Mental Math Sheets

            Chapter 17

            Materials

            • Counters (transparent ones that fit on the squares of the hundred chart are ideal)
            • Linking cubes in tens and ones

            Optional

            • Base-ten blocks (ten-rods and ones)
            • Die
            • Laminated hundred chart
            • Playing Cards

            Printouts

            Mental Math Sheets

            Chapter 18

            Materials

            • Analog demonstration clock with geared hands (a demonstration clock, which is fairly large, would be ideal, rather than little “student” clocks)

            Printouts

              Chapter 19

              Materials

              • Bills ($1, $5, $10, $20)
              • Coins, at least 25 pennies, 10 dimes, 20 nickels, and 4 quarters
              • Various objects tagged with a cost in cents only

              Optional

              • 100 pennies
              • Other bills, such as $2 or $50
              • Other coins, such as half-dollars, or commemorative quarters