Mathematics – Functions · Measurement · Geometry · Reasoning

Mathematics - Functions · Measurement · Geometry · Reasoning

Let’s have some immeasurable fun with this Mathematics – Functions · Measurement · Geometry · Reasoning packet. It contains 14 printable math center activities that strengthen the following skills:

– Measurement (nonstandard length)
– Measurement (weight)
– Pattern knowledge
– Graphing
– Shape recognition
– Symmetry
– Seriation
– Classification (by 1 and 2 attributes)
– Ordinal numbers
– Following directions

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

ZOO ANIMAL MEASURING CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Zoo Animal Measuring Cards

Provide pom poms, vase gems, math cubes, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to measure (nonstandard) the length of the animals.

Students may use the Zoo Animals – Measure and Record worksheet to record their answers. Discuss which animals are longer, shorter, or the same. If you are not wanting your children to use worksheets, a color Measure and Record has also been included. Just laminate or place the sheet in a protective sleeve, so that it may be used with dry erase markers.

Zoo Animal Measuring Cards


MEASURING WEIGHT TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Measuring Weight Task Cards

Supply learners with a balance scale, math cubes, paperclips, crayons, buttons, markers, bear counters, erasers, pennies, clothespins, googly eyes, beads, and pop poms.


Measuring Weight Task Cards

Students will follow the directions on the task cards to measure the weight of the items provided, and to determine which of those items weigh more and which weigh less.

LET’S IDENTIFY A PATTERN TASK CARDS (COLOR 4/B&W 4) – LETTER CARDS (B&W 11)

Math Center Activities

Children will work to identify the patterns, and label them by placing the appropriate letter cards onto the spaces (squares) provided.

LET’S EXTEND A PATTERN TASK CARDS (COLOR 4/B&W 4)

Math Center Activities

Provide children with counting bears. Learners will identify the patterns, and work to extend them.


SPY & GRAPH SHEETS (COLOR 2/B&W 2)

Supply pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for children to use as markers. Prompt students to study the scenes at the top of the sheets. Children will then count the number of each item and mark the corresponding boxes. Discuss which items there are more of and which there are less of.

RACE BACK TO SCHOOL ROLL & GRAPH SHEET (COLOR 1/B&W 1) – POCKET CUBE/DIE CARDS (COLOR 6/B&W 16)

Math Center Activities

Cut out the cards and insert them into a pocket cube/die. Provide pom poms, vase gems, mini erasers or some other small manipulative for children to use as markers. For individual use, the child will roll the cube/die, identify the picture, and place a marker in the appropriate column. Repeat until a column is full to the top; that item “wins”. In small group, provide each child with his/her own sheet. Students will take turns rolling, marking their own roll. First person to fill a column to the top wins the race Back to School!


2D SHAPE CLIP CARDS (COLOR 11/B&W 11)

2D Shape Clip Cards

One card at a time, children will identify the featured shape, and study the pictures on the right side. Using a clothespin, learners will mark (clip) the shape matching real life object. Facilitate conversation about the number of sides on each shape, and why or why not an object matches it.

2D SHAPE SORTING TASK CARDS (COLOR 11/B&W 11) – SHAPE CARDS (COLOR 33/B&W 33)

2D Shape Sorting Task Cards

Students will identify the featured shape on each card. They will then sort through the real life object shapes, and place them on their appropriate spaces. Facilitate conversation about the number of sides on each shape, and why or why not an object matches it.

BUTTERFLY SYMMETRY SHEETS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Math CenterActivities

Supply learners pattern blocks. Students will study the designs on the left hand sides of the butterflies, and work to replicate those designs on the right hand sides.

Depending on your students’ abilities, there are two versions of this activity: one with a pattern outline and one without.


COMPARING SIZES TASK CARDS (COLOR 8/B&W 8) – SIZE CARDS (COLOR 24/B&W 24)

Math Center Activities

Present your learners with a task card and a set of item cards. Children will then display their seriation skills by placing the items in order from smallest to largest. Be sure to discuss other words for large, medium, and small (big, huge, average, midsize, little, tiny, etc.)

CANDY STORE CLASSIFICATION TASK CARDS (COLOR 10) – CANDY JAR SORTING SHEET (COLOR 1)

Math Center Activities

Be sure to print out multiple jars and sheets of candy. Please be aware that because this center activity relies on color, a black and white version is not included.

Math Center Activities

Working with a small group, provide each child with 3 jar sheets and a stack of shuffled candy cards. Holding the task card up, so that learners can get a clear visual of the candy in the jars, slowly and clearly read the directions out loud. Students will then work to sort and classify their candy onto their jars according to the directions. This activity practices classification by both 1 and 2 attributes.

BROWN BEAR LINEUP ORDINAL NUMBERS SHEETS (COLOR 2/B&W 2) – BEAR CARDS (COLOR 5/B&W 5)

Brown Bear Lineup Ordinal Numbers

Working with a small group, give each student a task card and a set of bear cards.

You may then instruct them as to what bear to place in what position. For example, ”Please place the bear with the pink shirt in 3rd place.” Or something along the lines of, “I need you to place the bear with a star on his shirt in 1st place.” When using the black and white version, you will have to rely on the shapes for placement. Once all of the bears appear in the lineup, you may ask your children, “Which bear is in 2nd place?” And so forth…

ORDINAL NUMBERS WITH BEARS AND SHAPES TASK CARDS (COLOR5/B&W 5) – SHAPE CARDS (COLOR 5/B&W 5)

Ordinal Numbers with Bears and Shapes

Working with a small group, give each student a set of bear task cards and a set of shape cards. Prompt your learners to line up their bears in front of them (order does not matter here).

You may then instruct them to place a shape on a certain bear. For example, ”Place the circle on the 4th bear.” Once all of the bears have their shapes, you may ask your students, “Which bear is the star on?” And so forth…

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Garden Patterning Activity

Garden Patterning Activity

Pattern pins are versatile and easy to put together. They promote hands-on learning and quickly capture the attention of most learners.

I found this set of cute felt flowers and butterflies on Amazon and thought they were the perfect thing to use for our Garden Unit pins. For actual instructions on how to assemble the pins please refer to this post.

Garden Patterning Activity

When introducing the concept of patterning, emphasis that a pattern is only a pattern if it is repeated at least two times. Follow up by showing examples. Break your children up into small groups and have them practice copying and extending these patterns. Start with easier ones and work up to more complicated ones.

In conclusion, be sure to give each student the opportunity to “read” their patterns after they have been created.

MATERIALS USED:

– Paint mixing sticks
– Paint (craft or spray)
– Clothespins
– Felt flowers and butterflies
– Hot glue gun

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Pond Life Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Pond Life Science, Math, and Literacy

Make like a frog and leap into these Pond Life Science, Math and Literacy Activities! This packet contains 10 worksheets, an 8 page Life Cycle of a Frog mini book, and 6 centers that strengthen the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number quantity
– Number recognition
– Number formation
– Number order
– Set recognition
– Addition
– More/Less concept
– Patterning
– Shape recognition
– Shape formation
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Beginning sound recognition
– ABC order
– Letter formation
– Visual discrimination
– Association
– Story sequencing
– Phonological awareness
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Knowledge of the life cycle of a frog is also gained.

Please note that the pond life center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG MINI BOOK (B&W 8 PAGES)

Life Cycle of a Frog Mini Book

After learning about the life cycle of a frog, children will cut out the pages of their books and put them in numerical order, placing the cover on top. Teachers/adults should staple the pages together. Students can then cut, sort, and glue the life cycle stage pictures onto the appropriate numbers. Color and enjoy!

JUMBO LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG SEQUENCING CARDS/STICKS (COLOR 6/B&W 6)

Life Cycle of a Frog Sequencing Sticks

Prompt children to place the cards in order according to stage. These cards are also a great way way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.) Tip: To make this activity extra fun for little hands, just glue the cards onto jumbo craft sticks and place in your science center.


FROGGY ALPHABET MATCH UP (COLOR 26/B&W 126)

Pond Life - Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Cut out the frogs and lily pads, and prompt young learners to match the upper and lowercase letters.

POND LIFE SYLLABLES CLAP, COUNT & CLIP TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Pond Life - Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Encourage children to say each picture name and clap and count each word part. They will then use a clothespin to clip the correct number of syllables.


NUMBER QUANTITY WITH FLIES (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Pond Life Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Provide students with small, plastic insects (mini flies can be purchased on Amazon). Learners will place a numbered group of insects on its corresponding frog. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

Pond Life Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

POND LIFE SET RECOGNITION CLIP STRIPS (COLOR 12/B&W12)

Pond Life Activities

Supply clothespins or some other small manipulative to use as markers. Learners will identify each number and mark its corresponding die/dice. Younger students may need to count the dots. Older learners should be practicing their set recognition skills.

FROGS ‘N FLIES SPIN & ADD GAME (COLOR/B&W)

Pond Life Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Cut out the spinner card and attach a paperclip spinner with a round head fastener (brad). Cut out the frog and fly number cards. Provide each child with a game sheet and a stack of number cards (either frog or fly). Students will be adding numbers 1-5. Learners will compose a number sentence by spinning the spinner. The matching number card of the 1st spin, will be placed on the 1st highlighted space on the 1st line. The matching number card of the 2nd spin will be placed on the 2nd highlighted 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.

Pond Life Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Below, 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.

POND LIFE ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS (B&W 10)

Pond Life - Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

With these 10 worksheets students will sort tadpoles, pattern and trace the names of pond items, and so much more!

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