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postheadericon Beginning of the Year Math Centers

While trying to keep the tears at bay and get everyone home, the first week of school is basic survival.  Teaching expectations, routines and modeling consumes the first six weeks of first grade.  

I have compiled a bunch of easy to make Kindergarten review math centers to take the pressure off while still keeping my firsties busy.  These centers review the kindergarten skills and give students the opportunity to freely explore with the math manipulatives.  

*All of these were found using Pinterest or a simple google search and none are my original ideas.  I have credited the links and directed you to the FREE download if available.

 

Independent Centers

Counting Towers- number recognition 1-10

Materials:

2 sheets- 12×18 construction paper (taped together)

1 package shaped decor sheets- Dollar Store (write #s 1-10)

tape/glue stick

sharpie

unifix cubes

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*Another way to make this center is to glue the blank shapes on, laminate and use as a write/wipe off mat.  Could easily be used as a math center one day and a word work center another.

 

Number Puzzles (1-10)

These can be printed for FREE here thanks to The Reading Mama

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Snap Cube Number (1-9) and Pattern Cards

FREE download here thanks to One Beautiful Home

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Paint Chip Number Line

Count forward beginning from a given number within a known sequence. Use paint chips, a Sharpie and laminate. Credit to A Kentucky Kindergarten

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Number Talks/Small Group Instruction

Subitizing Dot Plates- number sense 1-10

dot plates

Subitizing Arrangements

YouTube Video with tutorial Subitizing Made Easy

 

I Have Who Has Subitizing Cards

I found a free download here at TPT, but these can be easily created to add more to your deck.

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For more ideas visit some of my older posts on First Week of School Work Stations,  Operations and Algebraic Thinking and to learn more about how I run my work stations visit my organization and management posts.

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