10 easy to set up math stations for the beginning of the year aligned to CCSS.
*Direction Cards for students (student-friendly & with pictures for clarification purposes) **Print and laminate one per tub for repeated use**
*Resources for teachers (spinners, hundreds charts, number cards, equation cards)
*Challenges for students who are ready for the next level!
Activity 1 (OA) Even or Odd Ten Frames
Activity 2 (NBT) Base Ten Numbers (write, draw, expand, words)
Activity 3 (NBT) Beat the Calculator (mental math)
Activity 4 (NBT) Spiral Math
Activity 5 (G) Equal Shares (fractions)
Activity 6 (OA) Arrays
Activity 7 (NBT) Alligator Chomp!
Activity 8 (MD) Flip, Measure, Draw
Activity 9 (MD) Flip, Measure, Draw, Compare
Activity 10 (G) Rows, Columns, and totals
These easy-to-prepare, nothing-to-turn-in-or-correct, math activities are designed to be Math Stations each morning as students enter the classroom. They are designed to be independent activities for your students ensuring you have time to collect lunch money, take attendance, talk with parents, and check in with students first thing in the morning.
There are 10 activities in this packet. I place an activity sheet and necessary materials into a numbered tub (Welcome Tub) for each Table Group. I use the activities for two weeks (5 activities each week) so all students see each Welcome Tub twice before the activities change—this gives absent students another chance to work with the tub next time.