Math Learning Center: Reinforce number sense skills with these math work mats. Differentiate this math learning center by picking the work mat that work on skills they need.
After showing the Pick it! Write it! Build it! Work mats for letters and sight words to a co-worker, she had a great idea for me to make it as math center too. I put together this math set that works with numbers and math sentences.
Take a look at what is included in this math learning center:
Students use this work mat with the number cards to practice their number formation skills. Provide a variety of loose parts for them to build with (gems, mini erasers, etc), and practice writing the number.
I love having a variety of materials available in my classroom for centers like this one. Loose Parts for the Kindergarten Classroom gives you an overview of what I have.
I’ve also included a set of number word cards and a work mat with a ten frame in the “Show it!” section. Students practice representing numbers in different ways, and use the cards to write the number words as well as the number.
Students need a lot of hands-on activities to learn how to use a ten frame. I wrote my blog post Learning About Ten Frames showcasing a DIY ten frame that I made to use in my classroom.
addition & subtraction
This last work mat reinforces subtraction or addition skills with cards that are included. Students use different materials to solve the math sentences and write the solution in the space provided.
For more activities to teach your students how to add and subtract, check out my Kindergarten Addition- Math centers and activities and Subtraction for Kindergarten: Math Centers and Activities blog posts. I share some of my favourite centers that I have used with my students.
differentiated learning centers
These 3 work mats are great to practice different math skills. They can be used throughout the school year to help students build their number sense knowledge, and their addition and subtraction skills.
Pick the math learning center that fits the needs of your students.
You can get it now in my Creative Kindergarten store, and get started on practicing those math skills!
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