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Fun Spring Math Activities for Kindergarten
1. Numbers to 20 Tens-Frames
There are several ways to use this Spring math center in kindergarten or as a 1st grade math intervention activity. The kids love using math task cards in a center, as a scoot game, early finisher task, morning work activity, during guided math lessons, and in take-home activity bags.
When given the opportunity to take home the Spring math activity, the kiddos want to teach a sibling or parent how to play. And, as we all know, they learn best by teaching others. After completing the activity at home, either by themselves or with family members, they return the activity to school the next day. You then choose the next kid from your roster list to take it home the following night.
I use the large iris containers when sending home the cards and recording sheets. This way, everything is kept in one container. Simply laminate the task cards, make a class set of recording sheets, (or laminate one recording sheet and use with a dry-erase marker), and send home in the kids’ bookbag
Students love the colorful task cards, and the challenge to complete the work independently. They become engaged in the kindergarten Spring math centers, and don’t realize they are working on the common core standards for math. That, my friend, is how we keep the learning fun!
2. One More, One Less: Numbers to 20
3. Subtraction within 10
Build fluency in math facts, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, with these Subtraction within 10 Task Cards. When given the opportunity to use these subtraction task cards in a kindergarten Spring math center, kids work independently on common core math standards.
Get your Spring Subtraction with 10 Task Cards, HERE.
4. Addition within 10
Along with subtraction, during this time of the school year, your kindergarten kiddos are also building their addition fluency. Just as I mentioned above, it’s important to move through a natural progression with teaching addition and subtraction. Start with allowing kids to work with sets of objects, gaining a true understanding of what it means to add. Then, they will progress through picture representations to addition sentences, using a number line for support – if needed.
These Spring math Addition to 10 Task Cards are an excellent way to build their addition to 10 fluency facts. After solving the addition to 10 number sentence, the kiddos write the sum on the printable recording sheet. As a visual reference, I have included a number line on the recording sheet. Number line math helps students visualize number sequences and apply strategies for counting.
Get your Addition to 10 Spring Task Cards, HERE.
Ranging from base ten, to building addition fluency, these Spring math activities will keep the learning fun.
If you’re interested in using any of the above resources for Spring math centers, here are links to the resources:
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