Gingerbread Week is always a big hit in my class. We have a large collection of gingerbread books. We compare and contrast gingerbread man stories. And our math tubs are filled with gingerbread math centers.
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Gingerbread Math Centers
Our gingerbread math centers are engaging and a great way to review math skills during this crazy time of year.
Gingerbread Missing Numbers
Gingerbread Missing Numbers is a math center that reinforces the understanding of before, in-between, and after with numbers.
Gingerbread Fact Families
Gingerbread Fact families are a great way to practice addition and subtraction fluency. When students can understand number relationships, their fact recall becomes something they don’t have to think about. We practice fact families a lot!
The number order math center has students ordering numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least.
Gumdrop Nonstandard Measurement
Using real gumdrops makes this activity more fun!
Gingerbread Find, Tally, Graph, and Solve
Find, tally, and graph activities are an activity that we do all year long. Many skills are reviewed when we do them. My students are always excited when I put a new theme in our math tubs.
The find and graph page is great practice for counting and graphing.
The find, tally, and solve page has students tally their results from counting. They use their results to solve addition and subtraction equations. The trick is there are no numerals in the equations. They must transfer the results from their data collecting (counting) to solve the equations.
My favorite activity to challenge students is the ‘make your own equation.’ Students cut out the pictures and glue them onto the paper to make their own equations. After they glue their pictures down, I have them give their paper to a friend to complete.
The telling time center gives students practice with telling time to the hour and half-hour.
Missing Number Squares
Missing number squares is an activity that reinforces the understanding of place value. Students look at a number and write what 1 less, 1 more, 10 less, and 10 more would be. This is another activity where I provide base ten blocks to help model what each number would be.
Your students will love these gingerbread math centers! They are great for reviewing math concepts. Each activity includes a kid-friendly task card that shows how to do the activity. If you think your students will love these 1st-grade Gingerbread Math Centers, check them out below.