Virtual Math Centers

I am beginning my thought process around HOW I am going to still do Math by Myself and even Math with Someone “centers” (I do Daily 5 & Math Daily 3 – but I add an additional choice for Math and take one away for Reading, so I actually do Daily 4 and Math Daily 4, lol)

Anyways… I wanted to create math centers that my students could use successfully at home and yet, I will be able to use still in my classroom when we eventually return. So I created my first Math Center with this in mind. No matter if you are doing e-learning, in class learning or a parent who has decided to do home-schooling, these games will be helpful & useful for all!!

So here was my thought: I have 3 different ways you can play this game.

#1 – All hands on: Print out the recording sheet (either put it in a page protector or laminate it so students can use a dry erase marker to fill it out – that way you can get multiple uses out of one page!), and print out the Google Slides with the pictures on them (I suggest printing them out 4 slides to a page!). Then you can post them up around your room or house and let the students go find them, count the pictures and record their thinking on the page.

The Student Recording Sheet
The Counting Slide for the Blue Scissors

#2 – Half & Half: Either in person or virtually use the Kahoot! Game I created that goes along with this product. You can find it here. Students can either use the Google Slides to count the room or walk around your classroom/house and use Kahoot! to help provide instant feedback on their answers (AND teachers ability to see how each student is doing!)

Kahoot! Questions: Teacher Screen
Kahoot! Game: Student Screen

#3 – All Virtual: Use this fully virtually – Publish the Slide to the Web (if you need help click here), then have students either virtually fill out the form by click inside the table next to the corresponding picture and typing in their answer (or they can print it out). The pictures are on a clickable slide that will bring the student to the correct slide to “explore the room” and count.

Students would use the virtual classroom (pictured above) to click on the objects to bring them to the specific slide with the amount of items on it. Then they would count & record their answers (either in the answer sheet document or on Kahoot!)

Please let me know what you think about this game! I am excited to be producing MORE games & activities that my students can use at school and at home! And I am LOVING the idea of using Kahoot! as a quick feedback for students as well! When I do this at school, I will have my students use their iPads & I’ve create a QR code (available for both the Virtual Classroom to explore and the Kahoot!) so students can navigate quickly and easily to those sites they need! You can try one out for yourself – Pull up your camera App, hold up your phone/iPad to pretend to take a picture, a pop up will show on the top of your screen for a website, click it! Then it will bring you to the Kahoot! Game I created that goes along with this math game. (It wont work on the virtual classroom code because I have X’d it out). If you are interested in purchasing this Game OR the Growing Back to School Math Bundle with more games being added soon, just click the links!

If you have any questions or tips, please leave a comment below! I can’t wait to see what you all think of this game! Thank you!

Published by KinderKidatHeart

Hi! My name is Katie Friedl and I have taught Kindergarten in Chicago for 13 years. It is not always easy, but its worth it! I will be writing about by tips and tribulations about teaching K in Chicago. Stay tuned to be inspired (hopefully... crossing my fingers) and probably even get a little giggle... at my expense I'm sure!

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