Children Ages 5 TO 7

Many ideas, activities, and resources used with Preschool Age Children can also be used with 5 to 7 year olds.

Most 5 to 7 year olds will enjoy and benefit from working in the Smiley Face Books later moving to the Level 1 books while others might start directly in Level 1.

The five math strands are much like the strands found in a rope which when woven together with each other make the rope stronger – students should work jointly in all strands rather than solely in one.

To achieve this students could work in a different strand each day,

  1. Monday – Arithmetic
  2. Tuesday – Measurement
  3. Wednesday – Problem Solving
  4. Thursday – Algebra
  5. Friday – Calculus

or work in several strands each day.

Let student interest, ability, and your own common sense guide you.

Young children should not work more than three books ahead in any one strand than another.

Play FUN games to teach about addends,

  • Skyscraper
  • Is it the same?
  • Wall
  • Build It
  • Find one block that is the same

If you do not know how to play these games use the titles and your imagination to create your own FUN games. Your games should be

  • simple
  • active
  • engaging


  • involve sketches of the blocks – a simple white board and colorful markers are all you need for this

and are only limited by your imagination!

Focus on one addend at a time.

Supplement learning the addends with the Addition Facts Mastery Books for additional (pun intended) FUN written discovery and practice.

Allow children to return to the Smiley Face Books as much as is needed.

Smiley Face Books should be used to introduce dynamic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


  1. Hello,

    I have a 3.10 year old. He loves numbers! He can count to 100, skip counts by 2s, 5’s and 10’s, knows all his number bonds from 1-10 and has derived subtraction from these Number bonds. He can read numbers well into the 100’s such as the number 832, he could tell me that there are 8 hundreds, 3 tens and 2 ones in 832. He knows that numbers are made of other numbers… I feel that play is the best way to engage with him. A lot of this he learn through watching tv shows that are based on numbers , I would then further explore the concepts with him through play. I wanted your opinion on what to do with him next as I like the mortensens way of doing maths and he likes playing with his MathUSee blocks. Any thoughts or ideas on this matter would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to hear from you. Thank you.


    1. Hi Charlene,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. I just sent you an email. Please be on the look out for it.

      Thank you,

  2. Please contact me I would like to purchase preschool-10 year old program.

    1. Cindy thank you for reaching out to me. I’ve sent you an email that includes information on the program materials suited for that age range.

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