Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mathematics Centers - Shapes

We will be studying 2-D and 3-D shapes in math for the next few weeks so I decided to switch out the math centers and add some shapes centers.

The students are exploring the blocks this week and then I will add the Geoblocks matching cards (Investigations) and then the architecture cards (I found them online-free).

 Pattern Blocks
The students are exploring with them this week, then they will use the spinner and pattern cards from to play a game, finally they will use the Investigations cards to make designs.

The students are exploring with them this week and then they will use cards to create the different pictures. I found the cards from TpT here. 
I also plan to make some of my own or have the students record their own shapes on the paper.

 Counting Jars
The students use the double ten frames to count the items in each box and then record how many on the recording sheet.  I colored the recording sheet and placed it in a plastic sleeve. They use a dry erase marker to write the answer.

They really like these so I put them in 2 center tubs.

 Linking Cubes Shape Match
The students use the linking cubes to match the ones I made in green. (Investigations)

 Roll and Cover Numbers
I plan to make a Roll and Cover Shapes this weekend to replace the numbers version.
I will post a link here as a free download.

 Shape sort
The students work together to sort all the shape links.

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