Here are 18 cute math mats to have your students practice problem solving with their math manipulatives! My students love using little plastic objects or animals (frogs, lizards, bugs, farm animals, jungle animals, ocean animals, pumpkins, etc...) or small animal erasers to act out word problems and number talks during our guided math groups. These plastic animals or small erasers can be purchased at your local dollar store or teacher supply store to make problem solving with their math mats super fun!
These math mats are a great tool to have your students engaged while using their math manipulatives to act out and practice problem solving strategies for counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and more in a hands-on way. You can laminate one math mat for each student to use in your small math group and simply pull them out as needed for any time during the year!
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Here are all of the cute math mats included in this pack:
Rain Forest Habitat
Pond with Lily Pads
Farm with Grass
Farm with Pond
River with Bridge
Ocean Underwater Habitat
Check out my fun differentiated math activities at the link below!