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Ideas for Math Centers

Use manipulatives to make patterns.

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Glue or stamp pennies in a coin counting booklet.

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Use stamper markers or glue on packing peanuts to practice counting skills.

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Make math counting centers to supplement themes such as frogs on dotted lily pads.

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Place seeds on felt watermelons (in the background) and put “uglies” on umbrellas (for letter U) to practice counting.

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Use pattern blocks to form pictures.

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Play this Roll-a-Snowman game. It might be a good idea to begin with a dotted 3 circle snowman template in case the students rolls a 1, 5 or 6 before he rolls the 2 for the snowman’s head.

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Play Concentration by matching times on digital and analog clocks.

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Cut foam into “french fries” and have students place a specified number of fries into each fry container.

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Using the overhead projector, students can combine shapes to make pictures or count out sets and place a numeral next to the set.

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Rubber snakes were placed on this addition math mat to help solve a problem. Any other water animal could have been used (frogs, ducks, goldfish crackers, etc.) The addition mat could be changed for each theme, such as a barnyard for farms or zoo cages for zoos.

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