For my next series of articles, I've partnered with other teachers that create supplemental materials to use with the Engage NY Math a.k.a. Eureka Math program. There are so many talented teachers out there, and we all bring something different to the table. I make PowerPoint presentations to help guide teachers through the lessons, but there are so many other items out there that can help! In these next few articles, my guest blogger, Miriam will talk about centers and how she has created various centers for her students to master the various skills they need to be successful. She created BOTH digital and non-digital options - so there's something for everyone!
Math Centers and Play:
Play has so many great benefits for students. They learn:
While math centers in my classroom are not quite as free as other play times, I believe that they still get many of the benefits of play while also strengthening their math knowledge.
I give students free choice to choose any of the math centers I put out. They are able to pick the one they most want to work on and as soon as they feel they have completed it they may move on to another one. Some students gravitate to the same centers over and over while others rotate more quickly, either way they are learning! Sometimes during small group learning we talk about how certain centers are practicing specific math concepts and that can sometimes guide their choices.
I give students choice in what center they do so it is important that the centers are aligned to the curriculum. I have created a set of math centers that are easy to prep and align to Eureka Math Module 1 for Kindergarten.
Eureka Math Module 1 Centers
Module 1 is broken down into 8 topics. I made 3-4 centers per topic for a total of 25 centers. Each center is different but there are some common themes.
Count and Sort
Students count the sets and sort them by total. There are three versions: numbers to 3, numbers to 8, and numbers to 10.
Number Writing and Building Sets
I have the full collection of centers available in my TpT store, including a few freebies that align with Topic A!
About My Guest Blogger
- Classroom Teacher
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