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My Favorite Things: Math Work Stations with a free file

March 6 Deedee 2 min read
I am going to share a few of my favorite kindergarten math center ideas. I hope these math work station ideas work for your classroom too!
 
Here are a few of my favorite kindergarten math center ideas and things about them, with a free file! Great for kindergarten and primary grades.
 
Why
do math stations?
Math stations or centers are an opportunity for students to practice and apply math skills independently.   These are activities we want them to over-learn.
 
This provides an opportunity for the teacher to observe while conducting formative assessments on students.  Math stations allow for reteaching and support where necessary.
 
Math stations are also PLAY!   They are FUN!   They are not worksheets meant to be busy work.   Students work with partners to solidify their math skills and pave the way for new learning.
 
How do you keep them going?
I started making math work stations for my kindergarten class a few years back.  I knew I wanted to have predictable activities that would be engaging, but could easily be switched out as the months and themes changed.
 
Each math station unit has these cards that students can play 5 different ways.  One of our favorite activities is playing the more and less game.  However, we can sort cards, play a matching game, or go fish with these cards.

Spinners are available HERE.

 

You can see the “I can” cards here that shows the different activities.
We also learn to play certain games… then we play them over and over again!
 
 
We learn the game with a single die, then move onto using two dice.

 

Then we use ten frames.
With lots of different themes.
 Lots! and Lots of different themes!
Here are a few more fun times we have with math stations.
Snap Cubes can be found HERE.
 Sometimes we don’t have a partner, so we have to pretend to play with my dog, Dexter!   HA!

Get these big foam dice HERE.

 

 

 

 

The large cubes can be found HERE.

I have added an additional unit to this bundle… Spring!

Could you use a little summer right now?  Sunshine?  Ice Cream?  Yes PLEASE!

Click on the cover to grab this FREEBIE

Math work stations for spring.  Great Kindergarten activities to keep math centers going strong!

 
You can see all of my Math Work Stations HERE.
 

9 Comments

  • Sara March 7 at 1:13 am

    Your Math Stations are just THE BEST!! We love playing the different card games, BUMP!, and Connect 3! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your dedication to helping teachers and all the support you offer through your blog posts!

    • Deedee March 27 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words! I'm so glad you like them!!!

  • Allen jeley March 9 at 10:59 pm

    nice

  • Allen jeley March 16 at 8:01 pm

    nice

  • zoomeezoomee March 26 at 10:49 pm

    I was just wondering how the storage tubs as chairs works for you? Do they hold up? Do the students pick/play with them? I'd love incorporate something like them in my counseling office, but would like the pros/cons, first. Thank you! So many cute ideas on this blog!

    • Deedee March 27 at 1:53 pm

      They worked great! They were super sturdy! I held our grade level meetings in my classroom and we were not delicate flowers… Ha!

      I used Rubbermaud Toughnecks (I think that's what they were called). Cons… I can't think of one.

  • zoomeezoomee March 26 at 10:49 pm

    I was just wondering how the storage tubs as chairs works for you? Do they hold up? Do the students pick/play with them? I'd love incorporate something like them in my counseling office, but would like the pros/cons, first. Thank you! So many cute ideas on this blog!

  • Tracey July 7 at 7:58 pm

    Where did you get the big dice that have the inserts? I asked at Lakeshore Learning and they looked at me like I have 3 heads!!

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