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- Based off request: I have updated and bundled all my NO-PREP Seasonal Sets into 1 great BUNDLE! There are 296 NO-PREP Mats for Math Centers that last from Back to School to Summertime! The set includes: representing, ordering, addition/composing, subtraction/decomposing, comparing, and graphing. Are$28.00$45.00Save $17.00
130 NO-Prep Center Mats + Differentiated Recording Sheets to use for August, September, October and November less than
** updated July 2021 - 39 new mats!
*updated JULY 2020 for COVID-19 - now with print & cut: cards, counters, flashcards & dominos to help support individual student centers
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 that last the ENTIRE year?! Look NO more! My students used these 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. This activity set is focused on 100% student-centered learning that builds over the course of the school year. 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 , NO PREP set, you'll are getting 100 (for one entire season) that focus on varied skills taught in kindergarten and reviewed in first grade to be used in These will be the same skills you see throughout all the seasonal packs for all the sets. Each seasonal pack includes many graphics that have some associations to the month and each seasonal pack . By the end of the year, the rigor is high and students are well equipped for the challenge of the mats and larger numbers.
- 34 Representing Numbers Mats: focus to 10 but supports to 20
- 15 Ordering Numbers Mats: focus on Numbers within 10
- 27 Comparing Number Mats: 1-10 Focus but supports to up to 20
- 28 Addition/Composing Mats: Sums within 10 (& can support 20 if needed)
- 19 Subtraction/Decomposing: Difference within 10 (Some within 6)
- 6 Data Mats: Tallies and Graphs
*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 each style of mat. (These are the same skills you’ll see in the other seasons but the rigor will increase to support growth while the mat format remains consistent for developmental growth)
- 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!
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.
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. & Happy to announce: The June 2019 update includes 2 sets of jumbo # cards – per buyer request (which can be printed 4 to page if you want to cut mini cards)
: Print on regular paper (I’m all about the colored paper) and laminate for durability or my favorite - in a clear binder pocket! To save more time: Print only one set of recording sheets for the ENTIRE season! #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 each month when the mats change. *Note: the only cut-table piece in the entire bundle is… an optional & reusable SPINNER.
- 90 Mats with varied skills for August-November
- Varied matching recording sheets for each skill provided
- Spinners (Optional)
- 2 Jumbo Decks of Cards (0-20)
- Manipulative suggestions & suggested use info
There is no set way to pick a mat - it’s mix and match-able depending on your students needs and your desires!
- Playing Cards
- Flash Cards
- Manipulatives (cubes will work)
* I get all of mine for $1 at the Dollar Spot or Dollar Tree
At the start of each month, I will pick 5-6 mats to use throughout week. I pick one from each skill set (sometimes 2 or 3). 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.
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 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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