# Kindergarten Math Centers FOOD THEME (46 Game Mats)

Primary Scouts
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46 NO-Prep Center Mats + Recording Sheets with a FOODIE theme to use any time during the school year! *inspired by the Seasonal No-Prep Mats*
*updated 02/2021*

Are you looking for an effective, engaging, differentiated, consistent and easy to manage set of math centers/small group activities that will boost your student confidence, numeracy skills, and mental math abilities? Look NO more! My students used my seasonal mats all last year and made many gains with mental math, foundational numbers and developed a LOVE for learning through creative number & hands-on play - so why not add some FOOD into this learning party!

This activity set is focused on 100% student-centered learning where the student is navigating their learning by manipulation! It’s also a resource that keep YOU, the busy teacher reaching ALL the learners, in mind with its simplistic and NO-PREP approach. Put your scissors away and get that colored paper READY to roll.

In this save your ink resource, NO PREP set, you'll are getting 33 different mats (for one entire season) that focus on varied skills taught in kindergarten and reviewed BOY in first grade. These 6 skills will be the same ones you see throughout all the seasonal packs as well - the seasonal kit slowly builds year long rigor!

Skills Included in the FOODIE No-Prep Set:
- 10 Representing Numbers Mats: Numbers within 20
- 6 Ordering Numbers Mats: focus on Numbers within 10
- 6 Comparing Number Mats: Can support numbers to 20
- 10 Addition/Composing Mats: Sums within 10
- 10 Subtraction/Decomposing: Differences within 10
- 4 Data Mats: Tallies and Graphs (addition comes into recording)

*Note: There are many styles of mats included to provide you options that will engage and reach all your learners. With this, I’ve included differentiated recording sheets to match your sums/differences.

How/Where to Use?
- Small Group Table Teaching Tool/ Work Mat
- Math Centers
- Morning Tubs
- RTI Groups: Review or Enrichment Activities

To introduce a math new skill in the classroom: I would often use a set of mats at my small group table. In centers that week, I’d pick a similar style mat for the kids to use for practice. Since the mats grow over time, students will know what to do when they see the new themes in future centers – which also helps with center management!

Resource Background:

I am PASSIONATE about hands-on learning and the element of “play” in the classroom – especially in math. Each and every mat offers that ability depending on the manipulative of your choice. Cubes/bears always work - but, if you want to spruce it up every now and then, I’ve provided fun suggestions that kiddos will enjoy when working with the mats.

Prep:

To make these mats most effective you’ll need basic tools like: dominos, dice, flashcards, and a deck of playing cards -- Things you most likely already have in the classroom or can scoop up at the Dollar Tree. *Number spinners are included in the download.

Suggested use: Print on regular paper (I’m all about the colored paper) and place in a clear binder sleeve for durability. To save more time: Print only one set of recording sheets or even print double sided! #YESPLEASE and place in a dry-erase pocket sleeve. The idea is the sheet serves as a reflective place for recording - not a turn in worksheet for each mat. When it’s placed in a sleeve and paired with an expo, you are able to save more time and keep the recording sheet for longer use as the mats change.

Included:

- 46 Mats that support 6 sets of skills:

representing, ordering, comparing, sums, differences & data

- Number Cards and 10 Frame Cards (1-20) *added in 2021 Update*

There is no set way to pick a mat - it’s mix and match-able depending on your students needs and your desires!

Basics you’ll need:
- Playing Cards
- Flash Cards
- Dice
- Manipulatives: cubes, fuzzies or dough
* I get all of mine for \$1 at the Dollar Spot or Dollar Tree

My personal use:

At the start of each month, I will pick a few mats to use throughout week. I pick one from each skill set. My centers change every two weeks because I like the first week to be practice and the second to be mastery. If students are really loving the center, I will leave it 3 weeks and toss in a fresh set of manipulatives to keep them engaged. Generally, I end up using between 15-20 mats during the month from morning review buckets, small group teaching, and math centers.

Have fun:
Thank you so much for all you do as a teacher to make your students successful and enjoy their learning. I really hope you and your students thoroughly love these no-prep mats! As a former struggling math student myself, I hold the mats near and dear to my heart and hope that I’ve reached all your learners with whatever he/she may need in an engaging and effective way that will serve them beyond their grade level. It’s also my hope this tool is helpful for you, too!

Please share your photos on Instagram and come back to leave feedback in the comment section to let me know how these mats work for your kiddos and have impacted your classroom! I do review it and love coming back to add-on to the mats!

Thanks again, please feel free to follow my Instagram account for more ideas or to connect! I would love to see the mats hard at work in your classroom with your kiddos!

- Alicia @primaryscouts

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