It seems like providing my students with fresh, new, engaging math centers is a never ending process. Don’t get me wrong I won’t ever go back to worksheets and textbooks alone, but sometimes I miss how easy they are to prep. 😉 I love finding quick, easy-prep activities for math when I’m blog stalking so I wanted to share some of the things I’ve been using with you. I honestly think having a mix of the games/sorts and more traditional print-and-go activities is important for keeping me sane. Getting centers ready each week will work you to death if you aren’t careful.
My Math Animal Fact Sheets: Cute print-and-go coloring pages for fast-finishers, homework practice, and no-prep centers. They come in addition/subtraction and multiplication versions.
Teaching 4 Real’s Warming Up With Problem Solving: My students have a hard time with multistep problems so this set was perfect. The little cups of cocoa are super cute and inviting too. I love all the options here.
Pam DAlessandro’s Math Puzzles for Common Core: I like using math puzzles in the form of magic squares because they’re self-checking. The fonts on this one are super cute and inviting too. That’s important to me because it makes them feel less like the traditional worksheets.
Tessa McGuire’s Common Core Math Warm-Ups: These set has 40 quick-print worksheets to review 5 common core skills. They’re challenging enough for my students and great for spiral review. I can also shrink down and print 2 to a page for homework practice as needed.
Shelly Sitz’s Daily Math Warm Ups Third Trimester: This set of review sheets is designed for second grade, but it’s perfect for some of my remedial math third graders. The pages are clean and simple, but packed with content. Love that!