Guided Math Mats for Kindergarten


I love math mats!  They are quick and easy to prepare (most are print and go), easy to differentiate, and can be used again and again!  Quickly change out the manipulative you are using and the activities feel new and fresh again!  

I recommend using reusable write and wipe pockets.  They are sturdy, easy to clean, and FUN for kids!  If you don’t have access to the pockets then you could use page protectors or laminate the mats. 

Here are a few of the mats:

One of the additions I tried to make to the kindergarten mats is to have a fine motor component. Here students can use tongs to put the poof balls and bears onto the mats.  
Once students have practiced with the mats during Guided Math groups, many of them can easily be moved to an independent center for additional practice.
Each mat comes with a teacher sheet that lists math standards, materials, directions, and options for changing it up!
Make it fun by changing out to a different manipulative!  I love all of the seasonal erasers!
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Many of the mats come in multiple levels, so it is easy to differentiate!
Dice, magnetic numbers, and playing cards are an easy way to mix it up!
Subtraction smash is always fun!  Build the first number with playdough balls, then smash the number being taken away!
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Don’t have geoboards?  Kids can draw the pictures!  Great for visual perception and geometry vocabulary!
Want to learn more about the mats?  Click here.

Hi, I’m Jaymie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I taught for 17 years including 12 years in First Grade, 4 years as a Reading Interventionist, and 1 year in Pre-K. 

I have a passion for creating rigorous, easy to use primary resources that require little or no prep! I hope you find some easy ideas to take back to your classroom or use in your homeschool!

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