The past several years have changed many things about teaching. There is a bigger reliance on technology in the classroom than ever before. Digital resources help us connect and continue learning wherever we are or need to be. Digital learning is here to stay. Embrace the technology and use it to your advantage. As you are establishing, reviewing, and adjusting your math centers for the next school year, look into some digital math center options for your classroom!
How do I go about establishing Digital math centers?
There are so many great ideas for math centers that can be incorporated into your classroom. First and foremost, you need to define math centers in your classroom. Math centers may be new to some students, and some have done math centers before. Either way, math centers in your classroom are probably new for them at the beginning of the school year. Take time to identify procedures, expectations, and how you will introduce math centers to your class.
When introducing centers, introduce one center per day or even one per week. For our young learners, math centers are exciting, new, and different. Introducing one at a time sets them up to remember what to do at the center and the expectations for the math center.
Why would I want to use digital math centers?
Math centers are a great way to review and practice information taught within whole group math time. It allows students to figure things out and find practical applications through the fun centers you’ve designed for them. However, designing centers can be draining. Cutting out paper, making sure the worksheets are in order, and all the supplies stay in the center can be time-consuming. If you incorporate some digital math centers into your math center rotation, you save time and effort. Plus, your students will love access to a digital center through a smart device.
What does this look like?
There are so many ideas for digital math centers out there. For our young learners, we’ll focus on the skills pertinent to their stage of learning.
Number Lines & Number Charts
In order to master numbers, try this Number Line to 100 Boom Cards Great Digital Math Center. This math resource will allow students to interact with the activity on their learning device to relate counting to addition and subtraction.
Do you need some help with counting review for your class? The 120 Chart Fill in Missing Numbers Digital Boom Task Cards is the perfect resource for your classroom. Students can drag and drop missing numbers into place in this fun chart.
Are you looking for a way to combine math worksheets and digital learning? I have monthly First Grade No Prep Math Worksheet Packets + TPT EASEL Activities. Follow this link to find all 12 months. You will be set for the whole year with these great resources!
You will also find great digital math center material in the Fall Add/Subtract BUNDLE Interactive BOOM Cards. There 16 different sets of boom cards within this resource for all your fall-themed adding and subtracting needs.
Once you figure out your fall resources, you’ll need to have something for the spring. I have a google slides game resource for spring you need to check out. The K-2 Math Google Slides Game Spring Themed resource is perfect for reviewing and enjoying applying new math skills.
The Math Resource Bundle of ALL Bundles
If you think the resources above will be useful for you and you are having a hard time choosing which ones to purchase, I can help you with that decision. You should get all of them. There’s an easy way to do that. The K-2 Math Boom Cards Never Ending Bundle has all the math boom card resources I’ve developed so far, and you will have access to all of the decks I develop in the future. Right now, there are 67 boom card decks, but that will only increase over time. Follow this link to get this great deal.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Incorporating math centers into your classroom will help your students get extra practice with practical applications of the math concepts they are learning in class. Besides that, they are fun! Digital math centers are even better because they require less prep work for you, and your students will have fun being allowed some extra screen time during the day. It’s a win-win for everyone. With all the ideas and resources available, it is time to start using digital math centers today. Which digital math centers will you start with?