Saturday, February 13, 2016

Kindergarten Math Centers: Numbers 11-19

WOW this year is flying by, and it is amazing to see how much my little kiddies have grown since September! We have mastered numbers 1-10, added within 10, and subtracted within 10! Holy cow!
The next few weeks, I will be introducing the numbers 11-19! Here is the break down of our math time:

I had been searching (aka spending hours on Pinterest) to find centers for numbers 11-19, but I couldn't find much! Luckily, mother nature snowed us in and I had lots of time to create centers for my kiddo's! Here is a look into my math center-time for the numbers 11-19!

Numbers 1-20 Giant Board Game
I really wanted to continue review numbers 1-10, addition, subtraction, and throw in the number 20. I created this giant "frog hop" board game for my kids and they just LOVE it! They use stuffed animals as their game pieces (so cute!). The game is simple! The dice has +1, -1, +2, -2 on it. The kiddo's roll the dice, and jump forward or backward that number of spaces. The first one to finish wins. So simple, but so much fun!
Numbers 1-20 Giant Board Game!
Here are my little owls playing the giant board game and wearing their
number 11 crowns!
Numbers 11-19 Bump
Bump is a classic kinder game, and some form of this game no matter what we are working on during math! For this version of bump, the kids roll the dice and cover the number they rolled! The rules are simple-- if a student has two blocks stacked on a number, they cannot be bumped off. If they have one block and another child rolls that number, they can "bump" their opponent's block off. The kiddo with the most number of blocks on the board at the end of the game wins!

Race & Trace
The purpose of this center is for my little's to work on their number recognition AND number formation. Instead of doing just a regular number writing formation center, I figured I would make a game of it! The kid's roll the dice and trace the number above what they rolled. The first child to fill up their board wins!
Race & Trace
Play-Doh Gumball Machine Mat's
I LOVE PLAY-DOH. Really, I have an obsession. I have basically all of the colors you can possibly imagine stocked up in my room! The kiddo's use the play doh mats to form their numbers, represent the number in ten frames, and put that number of "gumballs" in the machine!
Play Doh Mats
Construction Zone
I have two versions of this-- the first is a paper-sized mat that students build connecting-block structures on. The second version are individual mats that are used with larger blocks. Students can sit on the floor to do this. The center is super easy. Students roll the dice, and build a structure out of blocks or connecting cubes using that number.
Construction Zone

Number Sense Task Cards
Task cards... an oldie but a goodie! The kiddo's go to this center with their recording sheet. They use the "solve and switch" method for this. (they each take a card, solve, switch cards, then share their answers. If they have a different answer, they both check the card and talk about it!) Checking their recording sheets allows me to see if they understand their numbers!
Number Sense Task Cards
Number Puzzles
These are cut out and laminated. Students work together at this center to put the puzzles together. It helps build number sense and encourages them to recognize numbers in different ways!

I also created a few other centers, which I haven't introduced to my kiddie's just yet (we just started this unit). The other centers focus on "building" and decomposing numbers. 

The centers pictured above plus many other decomposing and number-building centers can be find by clicking the picture below!

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