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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.

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

                Grade 2A

                Chapter 1

                Materials

                • Base-ten blocks

                • Place-value discs
                  Optional

                • Craft sticks and rubber bands

                • Laminated hundred chart

                • Place-value cards

                • Playing cards

                • Ten-sided die

                Printouts

                Mental Math Sheets

                Chapter 2

                Materials

                • Counters

                • Linking cubes
                  Optional

                • Laminated hundred chart

                • Playing cards

                Printouts

                Mental Math Sheets

                Chapter 3

                Materials

                • Place-value chart (paper or individual whiteboard with 3 columns)

                • Place-value discs
                  Optional

                • Number cube labeled 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

                • Playing cards

                Printouts

                  Chapter 4

                  Materials

                  • Cardboard strip 1 ft long

                  • Cardboard strip 1 meter long (100 cm)

                  • Centimeter cubes

                  • Linking cubes

                  • Paper clips (two different lengths)

                  • Ribbon (or strips of paper)

                  • Rulers
                    Optional

                  • Dice

                  • Meter stick

                  Printouts

                  Chapter 5

                  Materials

                  • Balance

                  • Centimeter cubes

                  • Crayons (about 45)

                  • Dried beans (about 7 cups)

                  • Linking cubes

                  • Metric weight set

                  • Objects that can be weighed using the balance

                  • One-pound weight (or something you know weighs 1 lb, such as a 1-lb bag of beans)

                  • Paper clips

                  • Pennies (at least 400) or other small object you have quantity of, e.g. nails

                  • Small paper bags

                  • Weighing scale

                    Chapter 6

                    Materials

                    • Counters

                    • Linking cubes
                      Optional

                    • Bowls or paper plates

                    • Dice

                    Printouts

                      Chapter 7

                      Materials

                      • Counters

                      • Index cards or pre-made flash cards (for multiplication and division facts of 5, 2, and 10) with answers on the back

                      • Linking cubes
                        Optional

                      • Cards with multiplication and division facts for 5, 2, and 10, answers on separate cards

                      • Laminated hundred chart

                      Printouts

                      Mental Math Sheets

                      Grade 2B

                      Chapter 8

                      Materials

                      • Base-ten blocks

                      • Place-value discs
                        Optional

                      • Counters

                      • Four die

                      • Laminated hundred chart

                      • Number cube labeled 4–9

                      Printouts

                      Mental Math Sheets

                        Chapter 9

                        Materials

                        • Counters

                        • Index cards

                        • Linking cubes
                          Optional

                        • Cards for multiplication and division facts for 2, 3, 4, and 5 without answers on the back

                        Printouts

                        Mental Math Sheets

                        Chapter 10

                        Materials

                        • Bills ($1, $5, $10, $20)

                        • Coins (100 pennies, 50 dimes, 50 nickels, and 20 quarters)
                          Optional

                        • Various objects, or pictures of objects tagged with a cost in cents only, or a cost in dollars only, or a cost in both dollars and cents (you could use store coupons, highlighting the amount; total amounts should be less than $10.00)

                        Mental Math Sheets

                        Chapter 11

                        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

                        • Pattern blocks

                        • Fraction circles

                        • Fraction tiles

                        Printouts

                          Chapter 12

                          Materials

                          • Analog clock

                          • Analog demonstration clock with geared hands

                          • Digital clock
                            Optional

                          • A second clock face with geared hands

                          Printouts

                          Chapter 13

                          Materials

                          • Containers of different capacities, two of which have similar capacities

                          • One-liter beaker (or measuring cup)

                          • One-quart measuring cup

                          • Small paper cups

                            Chapter 14

                            Materials

                            • Counters

                            Printouts

                              Chapter 15

                              Materials

                              • Geoboard and rubber bands

                              • Pattern blocks

                              • Three-dimensional shapes: cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere

                              • Various other geometric shapes (such as a set of simple building blocks)

                              • Various solids with straight or curved edges that can be traced (see textbook page 138)
                                Optional

                              • Graph paper

                              • Tangrams

                              Printouts