Quick & Easy Number Recognition Math Centers
In my classroom, I use center time as a time that I can meet with my small groups for guided reading. Some of my centers are academic, while the other centers are play. Here are some of the math centers that I have going in my room this week. Most of the centers were created from items that I found in my classroom or at home.
My kids are playing a game of "fill the cup." The students roll the dice and place that many teddy bears into a cup. The person that fills the cup first is the winner. This simple idea was found on pinterest.
This is my number recognition domino center. Students count the dots on the domino and match it to the number on the apple.
I found a large amount of leftover Easter eggs in my cabinet. I realize that it is October, but decided to go for it. I wrote a number on one half of the egg, and drew dots on the other half. Students match up the sides to form a complete egg.
I used a sharpie marker and wrote numbers to 20 on the sides of these linking cubes. Students snap the cubes together in order.
I numbered popsicle sticks from 1-20. Students line up the popsicle sticks in order.
I printed off these number cards. I provided linking cubes. The students build a tower that matches the number on the card. This helps the kids see more/less and practice number recognition.
This is a game called Roll It, Cover It! Students roll the dice. Students cover the number that they rolled with a bingo chip. Another student does the same and covers the number on their side of the paper. The first person to have all of their numbers covered is the winner.
This is a number recognition game that is apple themed. The kids draw out a number and say the number. If he or she says the number correctly, he or she gets to keep the number. If he or she draws out a worm card, they have to put all of their numbers back. The person with the most number cards at the end of the time is the winner. I also have a version using the alphabet and my sight words.
This game is called Roll & Move. I wanted my kids to practice one to one correspondence, so I created this simple game. Students roll the dice and move their game piece. The first person all the way around the board is the winner.
I wrote numbers on these sorting trays. Students count out teddy bears to equal the number written. He or she then places the teddy bears in the correct section of the sorting tray.
I also found this idea on pinterest. Someone had created this center using the alphabet. I decided to use numbers instead of the alphabet so that I could place it in my math center tub. I wrote a number on a clear spoon, and I drew dots to match the number on the white spoon. The students match the spoons and place them one on top of the other. They loved this!
Here are some of the math packs that I have available in my TPT store.