24 Cute Frozen Treats Food Mini Toy Figurines Replicas - Math Counters, Sorting or Alphabet Objects, PlaysetsCategory: Alphabet Sorting BoxIncludes 24 Food Figurines. These cute little toy figurines are adorable little mini frozen treat foods. They are perfect for pretend play, sorting or to use as math counters. These are also the perfect size to use as alphabet object miniatures. Size - 1". Includes: Sno Cone, Ice Cream Sundae, Popsicle, Ice Cream Cone, Milkshake, and Ice Cream Sandwich. I have multiple sets of food characters including: frozen treats, fast food, sweets, fruit, and holiday foods. Ways to use these in early math: Math manipulatives, or counters, are any small objects that kids can count or move around to help them work out simple math problems. Hands-on way to learn math such as counting, adding, subtracting, making patterns and comparing numbers. For example, you could take the addition problem 3+2=? Have the students make a group of 3 foods and 2 of a different food. Then push them together and count your total. They are also great for showing the relationships among numbers. If you had a row of 10 counters and a row of 5 counters you can easily see that 10 is bigger than 5. You can use these as a hands-on way to teach basic story problems. For example, if Susie had 7 less foods than Chad, who had 10, how many did Susie have? Patterning. Use the counters to make simple patterns such as AB, ABC, ABBC etc.