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Differentiated Number Sense centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Number Sense centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Turkey 5 & 10 Frames…Count & Match
This beginning level will introduce 5 and 10 frames, Students will count the black and white turkeys on the mats, then place a color turkey over it as they practice counting higher. Make mention of how man blank spaces there are as you play and count those as well. AS you count turkeys and blank spaces, you are actually introducing fact families to the students!
Level 2: Numeral and Picture Match…6 Ways to Play. (one a day is great! Choose what is right for your class)
This center activity builds on the 5 and 10 frame activity. With this activity you can choose which of the 6 ways to ‘say’ the numbers on the mats that you choose. You can choose a different set of number sense cards for each day if you would like…choose what you want your class to focus on and what is developmentally appropriate for your group.
Level 3: Number Sense Numeral Mats
This activity builds on the first two, but adds the element of placing ALL of the number sense cards on the mats. Each mat has a big, bold numeral in the center with a 6-part grid visible. You can choose to attempt all of the numbers, or bring out one or two for the kids to challenge themselves at a slower pace. Choose which way is developmentally appropriate for your class.
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