Hi everyone, it’s Amanda from Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten here with you today. I have to tell you something…I love math centers. I seriously big time love math centers. I make sure I carve out time in my schedule every year for math centers. It gives me a time to not only observe my students when they're doing engaging math activities independently, but it also gives me an opportunity to meet with small groups for math concepts. I am always looking for easy-to-make centers that are engaging for my students and also cover the concepts we are working on. Today I'm sharing my idea for an easy, fun, and engaging math center for your primary students.
All you need to do is diecut as many bags as you think you will need for your students. For my math center, I made ten bags. We are currently working on our numbers up to ten.
On each bag I wrote one number from one to ten with a marker. It is easier to do this if you write the numbers before you fold the bag up.
Then I folded the bags and set them out for my students.
I added a basket of manipulatives to the center. My students look at the number on the bag and put in that many beans, coins, counters, etc. into the bag.
You can easily change this up to make it more challenging or use it with a different concept. You could put addition or subtraction problems on the bag instead. Students would put in the amount of manipulatives to equal the sum. The possibilities are really endless, and you can customize the look of your bag with different colors, paper patterns, or embellishments, too!