Are you looking for some new and fresh math centers for the month of February? Today I am sharing my February Math Centers. This set includes 10 math centers that cover a variety of first grade learning skills including:
- addition and subtraction fact fluency
- balancing equations
- fact families
- adding 2-digit and 1-digit numbers using base-ten models to support understanding
- subtracting multiples of ten
- telling time to the hour
- measuring to the nearest inch
- identifying halves and fourths
- sorting 2-d and 3-d shapes
Addition Fact Fluency Activity
This February addition center includes four puzzles for students to solve and build. Students solve the addition facts and match them to the correct sum on the board. If they solve the problems correctly, they’ll see a cute February themed image. Students can quickly self-correct their own work, if their image doesn’t look right.
Subtraction Fact Fluency Center
Children will love practicing subtraction to 15 with this fun partner game! Students flip and solve subtraction problems. Then, they move to the correct answer on the game board. Each time students pass the post office; they collect a stamp. Students try to collect the most stamps during the game.
Balancing Equations Math Activity
Understanding the equal sign is a tricky skill that needs lots of practice in first grade! In this February math center, students “weigh” and balance the mail. They place an addition card on the front side of the equal sign, then they look for an additional fact to balance the scale. This set includes 36 addition cards with sums from 3-11. Use the optional recording sheet to increase student accountability.
February Fact Families
Students will practice recording fact families with this February math center. Students grab a fact family task card and a recording card. They use a dry-erase marker to record the four facts in the family. Then they have a partner check their work. They complete as many fact family cards as time allows. A paper recording sheet is also included.
Adding a 2-digit and a 1-digit Number with Base-Ten Blocks
Students will practice their place value skills with this center for practicing adding a 2-digit and a 1-digit number. They will build both numbers with base-ten blocks. Then, they will combine the ones. Hearts are included for them to see when they have “made a ten” and they practice trading ten ones for a ten. Last, students write the sum with a dry-erase marker. Problems include both regrouping and no regrouping.
Subtracting Multiples of 10 Activity
This game is designed to play with a partner or small-group and also works great as a teacher-led activity. Students take turns flipping over a Valentine monster card. They complete the subtraction problem and cover a matching answer on their grid. You can add base-ten rods for students who need additional support with this standard. Students try to be the first one to get 3 in a row or a black out. There are enough grids for up to 8 students to play at one time.
Telling Time to the Hour Memory
Memory is always a student favorite! In this memory game children match analog and digital times to the hour. What a fun way to practice time the hour!
Measuring to the Nearest Inch February Math Center
Grab the rulers and start measuring to the nearest inch! This center includes 12 images for students to measure and record.
Fractions: Identifying halves and fourths
In this learning center, students roll the dice and find a matching fraction on their grid. They try to be the first student to cover 3 in a row or get a blackout. Two dice are included so students can practice both fraction and word form including: halves, half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Enough grids are included for up to 8 kids to play at once, making this a great small-group option.
Sorting 2D and 3D Shapes Center
A variety of 2D and 3D shapes are included for students to practice sorting. Once students complete the sort, they draw some of the shapes one the included recording sheet. This center works great in a pocket chart or spread out on a table. Sign-up to grab this set free!
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