You can get your beginning of the year testing done while kids work on building these math pictures using linking cubes. These make great independent math centers. Children work on counting and cardinality while using spacial reasoning, critical thinking, patterns, and build their fine motor skills. Children create 3D objects when using these math mats and can "build out" on them as an extension.
Children are not suppose to build directly on the mat although they can.
There are 24 linking cube or snap cube picture mats that vary in difficulty which makes it easy to differentiate. Use one a day for 2 weeks in a center or put them all in your math center and let children choose. These are also great to pair with beginning of the year read alouds.
Linking Cube math mat pictures include:
School Bus (x2)
Girl Lunchbox (x3)
Boy Lunchbox (x2)
⭐Build It BUNDLE: Linking Cube Pictures
Other Build It Units:
Christmas Build It Linking Cube Mats
Summer Linking Cube Build It Mats
Winter Linking Cube Build It Mats
Easter Linking Cube Build It Mats
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Tonya Leslie ♥
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