Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Math Work Station Freebies and Ideas

I am loving math work stations and so are the children! They look forward to math time everyday. I am also enjoying designing activities for stations. I made a trip to Dollar Tree and Target last week and picked up some great manipulatives.

The jack-o-lantern erasers are from Target, you can download the gameboards below. In this game, students each have 20 erasers and a set of numeral cards 1-9, they each choose a card from the container and place that number of jack-o-lanterns on their board. The partner who has the most, gives their erasers to the other player. The player who ends up with all the erasers wins.
The acrylic pumpkins are also from Target, the gameboards can be downloaded below.The game is the same as the one above.
 I found these adorable ice cube trays from Dollar Tree, each student will have 20 pompoms (or you could use pumpkin seeds). Each player takes a turn shaking the dice and putting the correct number of pompoms in the pumpkins. The last roll must be the correct number of spaces left for the student to win.

I found this adorable pumpkin pattern on Kristin Poindexter's blog Kristen's Kindergarten. Students will spin a pattern block spinner and fill the pumpkin pattern. They will then count each shape and record on a response sheet. I use magnetic pattern blocks on a magnetic dry erase board. It helps keep shapes in place!!
(I made several sets of blocks by putting a magnet on the back of thin plastic pattern blocks on a magnetic dry erase board.)

I also found the erasers at Dollar Tree. This week my children will make sets and next week I will use them for patterning. I will be uploading the patterning strips next week.

Double click on the gameboards below and insert them in a powerpoint slide.


Jaime said...

I am on my way to the Dollar Tree! Thanks for the cute ideas!

Linda McCardle said...

Thank you Jaime!

Ms. Preppy said...

How adorable! Thank you so much for sharing! These will be making an appearance in my math stations next week. :)

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Linda McCardle said...

Thank you so much Caitlin! I love your blog!

Leah Perry said...

I found the same pumpkin ice trays in my room over the summer and had NO IDEA what I was going to use them for at the time...then I saw your post! "A-HA!" moment! Thanks for the idea. I used it this past week and my kids loved playing the game with eachother.

Primary Paradise said...

Love the ice trays. I hope they still have them. I would love to use these as ten frames at a center.