Raise your hand if you HATE using all of your printer ink to print out monthly math stations, spending your weekends cutting the endless amount of lamination, working hard to differentiate each game for your students, and organizing all of the pieces for them only to get lost, ripped or ruined. Even worse, after all of the time it takes to prep you get to only use the stations for a month! Every year my students ended up playing Thanksgiving games in February.
I was in need of easy no prep math stations! I needed stations where my kids could get straight to work and I knew they were spending their time focusing on their skills and not playing with pieces. I needed stations where my kids could self differentiate and keep a game going for longer than 5 minutes. So here we have it... a bundle of no prep math stations that can take you throughout the year. These stations focus on number sense and operations. These are skills that students need to constantly be practicing throughout the year.
Lets get down to the nitty gritty. Here is how these stations work:
Print these sheets on colored cardstock and laminate them. Students will use a dry erase marker to play the games. Each game is meant to be played with a partner. To play, students will need some way of generating numbers. Cards, spinners, or dice that go up to 9 work great for this. Each game can be differentiated by the number of digits your students create in their numbers. For students who need to really practice the skill keep the numbers small and start with the basics. You can also use manipulatives such as base ten blocks or number lines for any students that need more hands on help. To challenge your higher students allow them to build 5, 6, or 7 digit numbers. After they have generated their number they will use that number to play a game on the mat. Each mat has directions on the top. Some games have a spinner on the board, so students will need a paper clip to spin.
So what do you get out of this pack? Here are the skills CURRENTLY included:
Greater than, less than, equal to
Forms of a number (standard, picture, expanded, in a mat, word, greater/less)
Base ten/ decomposing
Open number lines
Counting on and counting back (1, 2, 10, 20, 100, 1,000, 10,000)
Addition and subtraction ( up to 6 digit with regrouping)
Rounding (with estimated solutions)
Multiplication (repeated addition, arrays, fact practice)
All games are 3rd grade TEKS aligned. More game and skills may be added. If there is a specific skill you are needing please let me know. I would be happy to add!
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