Good Morning! Does anyone run math centers? Or have any resources on math centers that they would share please? Thank you so much!

I have math center time on Fridays- mostly games I have taught them using cards and dice to reinforce math concepts. Soetimes I also take out math manipulatives- geoboards, pattern blocks, etc.

I do math tubs every afternoon for about 20 minutes. There are 10 tubs with different skills. Each has a 1/2 sheet to go along with it to document the activities. My kindergarteners love it. Kelly

I'm going to a Marcy Cook conference next week and apparently she's all about math centers. I teach in a multi-age classroom and would probably really benefit from using centers but I have no idea how to put them together.

If you share what you learn at the conference here, it will help you integrate your learning and perhaps also do some good for someone who can't get to a conference.

I have been to several Marcy Cook workshops and they are very good. Downside - to make her ideas work easily, you need to buy several of her books.

I am already doing reading centers daily and I think it has had a great affect on my students. I would love to integrate math baskets too. Can you tell me some of the tubs you have used?

Yes! I too would love to know about the math tubs that you use!! Especially when we're studying coins... some of my first graders haven't yet mastered counting by 5s and 10s so they get really confused. I would love to have the other children doing something while I work 1-on-1 with some struggling w/ the concept! Thanks bunches!

Hi! I have 10 tubs. They are all labeled and match a chart (like centers) so the kids rotate through. I have to turn them over once every two weeks. Here are some websites for ideas. I know a lot are worksheet based, but they are great jumping points to go from to build manipulative based lessons, or tubs. http://www.center.edu/NEWSLETTER/newsletter.shtml http://themathworksheetsite.com/ http://www.download.com/Math-ActivityMaker-Primary/3640-2051_4-7008951.html?tag=tab_ur http://www.primaryworksheets.co.uk/ Right now I have: Money (1, 5, 10), Time (Hour), Addition, Subtraction, Repeated addition with dice, and Number/Number Word recognition. I went through the whole year and decided what skills should be taught each month. Then I found sheets and manipulatives that go with each. It sounds a lot harder than it is. Hmmmm.... did this answer your question? Kelly

It does answer my question, and I know how hard it is to keep coming up with new ideas for rotations. We do it in reading and sometimes I just feel like I am out of ideas! Thanks. -- Pamela