## Saturday, January 14, 2012

### Math Station Ideas

Saw these great math stations being used this week in a kindergarten classroom in my district. (Thanks Jessica for all of your great ideas!) The students recorded their work on laminated sheets of paper with dry erase crayons. A lot of teachers have said that the dry erase crayons do not work well on dry erase boards, but they work perfectly on laminated sheets of paper. They write well and erase easily. They are so much better than dry erase markers or vis-a-vis because they do not get all over the kids' hands.

Addition work mats. These mats were made using clipart. The small pieces serve as counters. The kids attach the pieces to the mat using velcro. The students use a die as a number generator.

These students are playing War with Santa playing cards. The cards came from the dollar bin at Target. Playing cards make great number generators too because you can decide what numbers who want to use by taking out certain cards.

These students are working on greater than less than. They draw a number out of a sack. Then they make a set of that many counters. Then they draw another number and do the same. Finally, they determine which number is greater and place the "number muncher" in that direction.

Sarah Paul said...

I love the number muncher idea! I pinned it:)

Sarah

Miss Coatoam said...

I love the center ideas! I am huge on small group activities since I teach Title. Love your blog (I'm a follower :)
~Sarah

http://funintitlemath.blogspot.com/

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love the greater than less than...it looks like pac-man! How fun! =)
Jennifer

Kristin said...

Great tip on the dry erase crayons!!! :)
And I agree with Jennifer - greater than/less than looks like Pacman! I want to play!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher