Easy Kindergarten Math Center Ideas-Numbers and Counting

Hello/Bonjour!

In this series I will be looking at ways to create simple, easy to prep math centers that will engage your students and provide many open-ended learning opportunities. In this post I will be talking about representing and counting numbers. 

Here a student made a number using linking cubes. Students could also use the cubes to practice on-to-one correspondence by lining up the cubes and using their finger to count each one. 

Here a student made a number using linking cubes. Students could also use the cubes to practice on-to-one correspondence by lining up the cubes and using their finger to count each one. 

In this center, students use various materials and written numbers to organize and represent numbers. This center is very easy to set up as you can use any materials in the classroom. The students can write their own numbers on the chalkboards. You could use white boards or laminated paper instead of chalkboards. 

In this center, students use various materials and written numbers to organize and represent numbers. This center is very easy to set up as you can use any materials in the classroom. The students can write their own numbers on the chalkboards. You could use white boards or laminated paper instead of chalkboards. 

This is a very easy open-ended center as well. Students can play with the numbers and counters to represent numbers. Using the light table adds a fun element to the activity. 

This is a very easy open-ended center as well. Students can play with the numbers and counters to represent numbers. Using the light table adds a fun element to the activity. 

Here is an example of a seasonal math center but the same idea can be used with any materials at any time of the year. All you need is a base to write numbers and manipulatives to use with it. I find that seasonal materials make normal centers more enticing and engaging. 

Here is an example of a seasonal math center but the same idea can be used with any materials at any time of the year. All you need is a base to write numbers and manipulatives to use with it. I find that seasonal materials make normal centers more enticing and engaging. 

These are just a few examples of number centers that are easy to prep and don't require a lot of materials. I usually put out these types of centers in conjunction with pieces from my math center sets. To find more information about my math center sets you can click the link to view them in French or English

Let me know in the comments if you have any great number center ideas to share!

Penny