Parking Lot

Parking lots and cars are a good way to get students motivated to use direction – an important precursor to primary math. In a parking lot cars can go left, right, forward, and back. In this activity, students figure out directions to park a car in a numbered space.

Grades Covered: Pre through 1
Subjects Covered: Math

Curriculum topics:
  • Counting
  • One-to-one Correspondence
  • Problem Solving
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Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

  • Preschool DRDP-PS: Gross motor movement, Cooperative Play, Fine Motor Skills; Common Core Mathematics: Counting And Cardinality

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