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Mathematics – Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Let’s count on having sum fun with numbers! This Mathematics – Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities pack contains 13 printable hands-on activities. This fun-filled product helps to build number sense by strengthening the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Number order
– Addition to 10
– Subitizing/Set recognition
– Number formation
– Concept of more and less
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Please note that these learning center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated. This will ensure their use and enjoyment for years to come.

A DAY AT THE ZOO NUMBER PUZZLES (COLOR 3/B&W 3)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Cut the puzzles into strips. Students will complete the puzzles by placing the pieces in numerical order.

COUNTING DONUT SPRINKLES 1-5 & 6-10 (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Younger children will use one-to-one correspondence to count the sprinkles, touching each one with their finger as they say its number name. Older children may practice their set recognition skills to identify the correct amount. Students will then demonstrate number recognition by placing the correct number cards under the donuts.

COUNTING MATH CUBES 1-5 & 6-10 (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 18/B&W 18)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Younger children will use one-to-one correspondence to count the cubes, touching each one with their finger as they say its number name. Older children may practice their set recognition skills to identify the correct amount. Students will then demonstrate number recognition by placing the cube cards on their corresponding numbers.

NUMBER QUANTITY WITH APPLES TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Provide students with mini apple erasers, red pom poms or red counting chips. Learners will place a numbered group of apples on its corresponding tree. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

TREASURE MAP SUBITIZING TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) – SET CARDS (COLOR 30/B&W 30)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Students will identify the number on each pirate card and place the corresponding sets of items onto their appropriate spaces. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting the items. Older children will demonstrate their set recognition skills.

DECORATE A CUPCAKE PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Supply students with playdough, buttons, pom poms, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, birthday candles, and small straw pieces. Students will choose a card and follow the “recipe” to decorate their cupcakes.

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

COUNTING BALLOONS – MORE AND LESS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of balloons in each picture. Students will then determine which girl has more or fewer (less), and clip or mark the card accordingly.

COUNTING CRAYONS – MORE AND LESS TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Provide children with clothespins or a small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of crayons in each picture. Students will then determine which box has more or fewer (less), and clip or mark the card accordingly.

TOY STORE COUNT THE ROOM TOY CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) – RECORDING SHEETS (COLOR 3/B&W 3)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Three different recording sheets are provided to keep this activity developmentally appropriate. If desired, these may also be laminated or placed in protective sleeves, so that they may be used with dry erase markers and dot markers.

Place the 10 cards (tape, clip, prop, etc.) around the room. Working with a small group, give each child a recording sheet and a writing utensil. Clipboards are optional. As students discover each card, they will count its items and record the number on their sheets.

KIDS TEN FRAME CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Provide mini erasers, counting chips, pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

TRAIN DOT TEN FRAME CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Students will display one-to-one correspondence and/or set recognition to identify the number of dots in the frame. They will then place the correct number card on the adjacent box.

IN MY GARDEN SPIN & ADD SHEET (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – SPINNER (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – NUMBER CARDS (COLOR 15/B&W 15)

Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Cut out the number cards.

Provide each child with a game sheet and a stack of number cards. Students will be adding numbers 1-5, so the stack should include 2 sets of 1-5 and then 6,7,8, 9 & 10, equaling 14 cards.

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Learners will compose a number sentence by spinning the spinner. The matching number card of the 1st spin, will be placed on the 1st gray space on the 1st line. The matching number card of the 2nd spin will be placed on the 2nd gray space on the same line. Children will add the 2 numbers together, placing the total number card on the last spot to solve the problem.

On the second line, students will replicate the equation using a small manipulative (build sets to match the numbers). Alternatively, the number sentence can be copied/written with a dry erase marker if laminated or placed in a sheet protector.

FAIRY TALE DRAW & COVER SHEETS (COLOR 4/B&W 4) – NUMBER DRAW CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Mathematics - Number Sense 1-10 Math Center Activities

Provide acrylic jewels, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for students to use as markers. Dot markers may be used for the black and white sheets. Young learners will identify the numbers on the draw cards, and cover them on their sheets. They will continue until their sheets are completely covered. When using this activity in small group, the first player to cover his/her sheet wins. Trade cards and play again!

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Yummy Rice Cake Pig Snack

It’s Tasty Tuesday of NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child™, and to honor this fun day and to go along with our farm theme, we are going to be making rice cake pigs.

Snack time for preschoolers is much more than enjoying a tasty treat. It is a time for children to build independence and develop self-help skills. They pour their own milk or water (“pour with your strong hand and hold the cup with your helper hand”), pass items to their classmates, clear their place settings, clean up spills, and, in some instances, even prepare their own food!

For our pig snack, this morning, each child will served a plate containing all of the ingredients. They will use their fine motor skills to spread the cream cheese, with a plastic knife, and to assemble their pigs. So much fun! This snack would also be fitting for a fairy tales/nursery rhymes theme (Three Little Pigs).

INGREDIENTS USED:

– Rice cakes
– Strawberry cream cheese or cream cheese with food coloring
– Marshmallows
– Raisins

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