2. Grab a handful and graph what blocks you have. Discuss least and most.
3. Sort by size, shape or color. My little ones wanted to stack this math activity too.
4. Make a pattern. ABAB patterns are easiest to make. Challenge your children to create and extend a variety of patterns such as ACB ABC or AABB AABB.
5. Copy me. Set up a challenging build and have the child copy you. I put 4 stars on the bottom, followed by three circles, two hearts and a square at the top. Then, I knocked it over and asked him to build it just like mine.
6.Number circles. In this activity draw circles on a chalk board, white board or pice of paper. Write a number next to each circle. Have the child place the different counting block inside to match the number.
7. Addition. Draw a large circle. Above the circle write a simple number sentence. Have your child place the correct number of math counters in the circle and add them all together.
8. Make a number using the math counters. We tried this activity with just the same number of counters as the number called for, but the numbers did not show up. So we made the numbers with a bunch of counters. Write the number in chalk.
TIME SAVER: Math Center Printables
And because I realized I was doing these fun and easy math activities with my boys every day, I decided to make a printable that was easy to use for ALL different types of counters – to help save you time!
It’s a print once, use a million times kind of math center printables. I found that if you are going to use them for a classroom, print them on card stock and laminate them for multiple year use.
In this math center printable pack there are:
- Activity Directions
- Counting Cards with Numbers
- Counting Cards with Number Words
- Pattern Cards
- Number Circles
- Number Word Circles
- Blank Graph
- Color Sorting Cards
- Addition Mat
- Addition Sentence Cards
- Subtraction Mat
- Subtraction Sentence Cards
- Build a Number Cards