Math Games And Centersby Kathleen Morgan, Jo Ellen Moore
One of the best ways young students learn is through play. This book contains 23 games and 21 centers that make practicing math concepts and skills exciting for young students. The games are organized around six themes -- crayons, frogs, puppies, mittens, peanuts. There are three to five games plus center suggestions for each theme. Skills are repeated in the various themes to develop learning mastery. Skills practiced: count to 20, graphing, patterning, geometric shapes, sort sets, ordinal numbers, number recognition, and numerical order. Here is a description of two games: "Find My Lily Pad" -- Reproducible pages contain frogs with numerals 1-10 and lily pads with 1-10 flies. Each student is given a lily pad. Teacher holds up a frog. Students read the numeral on the frog; the student with the lily pad showing that number of flies lays the lily pad in the center of the circle for the frog to be placed on. "Sort the Puppies" -- Reproducible pages contain eight different puppies and four different mother dogs. Students work together to sort puppies by various attributes. For advanced play, the puppies are matched with the mother dogs. Complete step-by-step directions for how to make and how to play. Games are simple and inexpensive to make, using common classroom materials; a few extras needed. Variations are suggested to accommodate different learning levels. All the patterns you need for the game parts are included. Fun, instructive illustrations throughout. All 112 pages perforated for easy removal.
Complete directions and patterns for using and making 23 games and 21 centers. Practice counting, patterning, sorting, numeral recognition, shapes, and graphing.
The book inthis series are as varied as the needs of the young learners you must provide for in your classroom. They are practical and give you a broad range of active learning experiences from which to choose.
You want your young learners to experience the fun and excitement of learning and to be engaged in activities that are age-appropriate. These ten books fill the bill. Teacher directions are written step by step and clearly illustrated. You get any patterns and reproducibles that are needed to conduct the activities.
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