Games and Activities from ProEducationalToys Appropriate for Guided Math Stations
Angela Bauer, author of Guided Math: The First 25 Days, was interviewed and featured on our blog several weeks ago on July 4, 2016.
I approached her with a request for suggestions for Math Activity Centers and resources for parents to reinforce skills at home. These are her recommendations:
Kids Tools Screw Block: This would be a great activity for teaching and practicing problem solving, perseverance, Fine Motor Skills. Teachers: This would be for an Engaged Math Activity Center.
Barnyard Boxes Fun: I’m excited about the Barnyard Box activity because I would put it in a Guided Math Center that practices counting, one-to-one correspondence and review of skills. These are Math Common-Core State Standards for Kindergarten Math Skills. Parents: This is a great one-on-one activity that you can do with your child to improve their math and language skills!
|Barnyard Activity Boxes|
Puzzle Board—Geometric Shapes: This activity would fit into a Skills Review Station after teachers have taught shapes and colors, this activity would help students practice the skill until they have mastery. These are puzzles that will build cognitive skills, fine motor skills, and language skills as well as improving attention span!
|Geometric Shape Puzzle|
Power Clix: This activity would be great for upper elementary-aged students in the Skills Review Station. Students could build 3-D solid figures and even estimate mass and volume. It is a tremendously engaging toy that can be used in many different ways. Teachers and parents will love it almost as much as their kids!
|Power Clix Set|
Squishy Toys: These are great toys to help calm children. When I have students who are stressing over learning difficult concepts or something new, I frequently use a sensory toy like these to reduce stress and quiet their bodies.
|Nemo Squishy Toy|
|Hulk Squishy Toy|
|Hello Kitty Squishy Toy|
Have a great school year! Start it off right by getting and staying involved with your children's learning. A few minutes each day of engaging with them in educational play will reap many rewards!
You can learn more about Angela and Guided Math Here.
Author: Trisha Roberts