FERN'S FREEBIE FRIDAY ~ BACK TO SCHOOL MIXED ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION CENTER GAMES

Looking to add some excitement to your center time? These highly engaging center games, Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction, are quick and easy to prep!
FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Game! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

These centers are quick and easy to prepare, they can be used for a variety of games... concentration, match game, go fish, gin rummy, scoot, read the room, they are self checking, and even perfect for assessments. Once your students play with this deck, many of my other Quick and Easy to Prep centers can be used for different skills and seasons. Your center time will run smoothly and with very little prep from you! 

This Quick and Easy to Prep Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Game is Perfect for a Review for Back to School. Perfect for a "Make It, Take It" Activity for Meet the Parents, Open House, Math Night, etc.

This math resource includes:
A center cover
A math center sign
Four pages of playing cards
Student directions

With today's post, I'm going to share with you some different ways to use these simple games in your math rotations. Research shows that teachers have to spend too much classroom time SHOWING and TEACHING their students how to play different center games. 

Changing up different types of center games each week leads to two different outcomes.

1. The students learn how to play a new game, but they don't play it enough to learn and review the SKILL that was the original intent of the game. Remember the first time you played Clue or Monopoly? You spent A LOT of time learning the GAME, the RULES, but not the problem solving that goes with those game. After 3 or 4 times playing the game, you LEARNED how to focus on the problem solving, the WINNING of the game, since you finally know the routine and the rules. Same with changing the type of center each week for our students. 

2. It takes so much time to teach new games each week that teachers interviewed stated that they simply did not have time. So those teachers tend not to do math stations, math centers. In the long run, their students lose the life skills that come from games. Cooperation, good sportsmanship, strategic planning, problem solving, independence, critical thinking skills, etc. AND teachers lose out on having quality small group time with their students.

I've created most of my center games to be easy to print, cut, laminate {if desired} and store in their classroom. Pieces are easy to cut, either square shaped, or rectangular, perfect for a paper slicer. 

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Common Core Standards
2.OA.B.2, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.C.6


JUST FOR FUN, HERE'S TWO MORE FREEBIES FOR THESE STANDARDS FOR YOU!

Quick and Easy to Prep Mixed Subtraction Basic Facts Center Freebie! CLICK HERE!

If not, click here to read that Freebie Friday blog post and download your copy of Back to School First Day and Last Day of School Coloring Pages. 
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