# Dec.- Feb. Differentiated Math Centers (Year Full of Math Centers: Vol 2)

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This is a BUNDLE of my second grade math centers for December, January, and February. PLEASE do NOT buy these packs individually as well as bundled or you will be very disappointed.

Purchasing these packs individually would cost $41, but by purchasing the bundle you can save $10!!

The following products are included in this bundle:

**Differentiated-Problem-Solving-for-Winter **

**9-January-Math-Centers-with-Differentiation **

**8-February-Math-Centers-with-Differentiation **

**December-Math-Centers**

December can be a wild and woolly month in the classroom. The imminent appearance of Santa has everyone in high gear! I created this pack to provided creative and engaging crafts that can also meet the standards. Let’s make those standards FUN! These craftivities would be perfect math extension projects, independent work in guided math, or for math centers. Included in this pack are 4 activities:

*Geometric Gifts- Students great geometric riddles.

*Pretty Poinsettia Numbers- Students complete a variety of activities based on one number.

*Mistletoe Math- A problem solving craft. Students solve one word problem. Different levels of difficulty are included for differentiation (adding two digits with no regrouping, adding two digits with regrouping in the ones, two digits with regrouping in tens and ones, adding three digits with no regrouping, adding three digits with regrouping in the ones, adding three digits with regrouping in the tens and ones).

*Measuring Mr. Penguin- A measuring activity to the nearest inch or centimeter.

**Differentiated Problem Solving for Winter**

This pack is slightly different than my other monthly math packs. This one revolves mostly around a few standards (problem solving) and contains several different activities to teach the different styles of problem solving situations. This pack contains three types of activities: folding books, math journals, and math centers that can be completed in partners or independently. All math center activities include a recording sheet for student accountability.

Writing to Explain- This is a flip book that can be used to teach students how to solve word problems and then write to explain how the problem is solved. The flip book can then be glued into a math notebook for reference.

Building Our Way to Problem Solving- Seven flip books for math notebooks are included. The flip books are broken into steps to model for students how two step problems can be broken down and solved. There are 3 one step problems and 4 two-step problems included. A checklist for how to solve and write to explain is also included.

Word Problems for Math Journals- There are three word problems written for each of the problem solving situations for adding and subtracting as outlined by the Common Core Standards. The problems are written for regrouping and then the same problems are included without regrouping. These are the situations included:

• add to- result unknown

• add to-change unknown

• add to start unknown

• take from-result known

• take from- change unknown

• take from- start unknown

• put together/ take apart- total unknown

• put together/ take apart- both addends unknown

• put together/ take apart- addend unknown

• compare- difference unknown

• compare- bigger unknown

• compare-smaller unknown

Unlocking Word Problems Math Center- Students put together puzzles with word problems on them and solve.

Decorating with Word Problems- Students solve five word problems and then create a Christmas tree craft. Students write the answers to the word problems on the ornaments. Three versions are included: regrouping, without regrouping, and with and without regrouping.

Do You Want to Build A Snowman- Students roll a die and solve the corresponding word problem. As students solve the problems they collect pieces of a snowman. When students finish all the word problems, they put the snowman together to make a craftivity! Two versions are included: one step word problems and two step word problems.

**January-Math-Centers**

These 9 math centers were created for students to complete during math workshop. All nine centers are aligned to the second grade Common Core Standards. An alignment page is included. Each game can be completed independently by students and a recording sheet is included with every activity to hold students accountable for their work.

Four of the nine centers are tiered so all students can be working on the same skill, at a different level of difficulty. Counting all the differentiated activities, this pack actually contains 16 different activities.

The following concepts are addressed in these games:

-Subtraction- subtracting two digit subtraction problems to find if the difference is correct or incorrect. This is a differentiated activity with three levels: subtracting without regrouping, subtracting with regrouping, and subtracting with and without regrouping.

-Place Value- comparing numbers with <, >, or =. This is a differentiated activity with three levels: comparing base ten blocks, comparing base ten blocks and a three digit number, and comparing 2 different three digit numbers. Please note all the problems are the same, only the presentation is different.

-Time- Two different centers. The first center is skip counting by 5’s and labeling a clock face. The second center is telling time. This is a differentiated activity with three levels: telling time to the nearest hour, to the nearest half hour, and the nearest five minutes.

-Fractions- sorting and identifying halves, thirds, fourths and wholes.

Measurement- Two different centers. The first center students measure lines in two different units (cm. and in.) to describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen. In the second center students measure two different objects to compare length difference.

-Money- Two different centers. In the first center students start at a given number and count on a set of coins. In the second center students solve money word problems. This is a differentiated activity with two levels. The problems are identical but one set of cards provides coin pictures as cues.

In addition to the centers are three different extra practice worksheets to remediate for each academic skill/ center. These would be great as assessments, independent work, or an early finisher activity. There are a total of 18 extra worksheets. Answer keys are included.

All the centers are in black and white to save on printing costs. Color covers with directions for the games are included if you like that extra punch of color!

**February-Math-Centers**

These 8 math centers were created for students to complete during math workshop. All eight centers are aligned to the second grade Common Core Standards. Each game can be completed independently by students and a recording sheet is included with every activity to hold students accountable for their work.

Six of the eight centers are tiered so all students can be working on the same skill, at a different level of difficulty. Counting all the differentiated activities, this pack actually contains 19 different activities.

The following concepts are addressed in these games:

• Adding- Adding three numbers using a hundreds chart. This is a differentiated activity with two levels: adding using a hundreds chart with hints and adding with a hundreds chart without hints. Please note all the problems are the same, only the presentation is different.

• Subtraction- Subtracting problems and then sorting the difference into one of two different categories. This is a differentiated activity with six levels: two digit subtraction with no regrouping and sorting differences into even and odd, two digit subtraction with regrouping and sorting into regrouping or no regrouping, two digit subtraction across zeroes and sorting differences into evens and odds, three digit subtraction with no regrouping and sorting differences into evens and odds, three digit subtraction with regrouping and sorting into regrouping or no regrouping, three digit subtraction across zeroes and sorting differences into evens and odds.

• Place Value- Comparing numbers with <, >, or =. This is a differentiated activity with three levels: comparing expanded and word form, comparing with mixed up expanded form and word form, comparing with mixed place value review. Please note all the problems are the same, only the presentation is different.

• Time- Two different centers. The first is telling time. This is a differentiated activity with three levels: telling time to the nearest hour, to the nearest half hour, and the nearest five minutes. The second center is a puzzle activity matching time to the nearest five minutes in digital, analog, and words.

• Fractions- Identifying halves, thirds, fourths and wholes. This is the only center without differentiation.

• Money- Two different centers. In the first center students match the collection of coins to the amount. In the second center students solve money word problems. This is a differentiated activity with two levels. The problems are identical but one set of cards provides coin pictures as cues.

In addition to the centers there are three different extra practice worksheets to remediate for each academic skill/ center. These would be great as assessments, independent work, or an early finisher activity. There are a total of 18 extra worksheets. Answer keys are included when possible.

All the centers are in black and white to save on printing costs. Color covers with directions for the games are included if you like that extra punch of color!

***Please note this is a ZIPPED file and you will need the (free) software to extract the files to use them! ***

Happy Learning!

Mandy

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