When we first become teachers we run into the concept of math centers for the first time. We most likely took part in math centers as a student, but never knew the name for it. Centers are basically a way to bring math to life for students. We usually designate an area of our classroom to allow students to work in small groups or individual on a math task or skill. Centers can be a bit of bear to setup and it can take you several years to find the best way to get the most out of them for your students. We try to give you some well tested center ideas here.
In this section of our website, you will find a ton of different ideas for centers in your classroom. We have put these ideas into practice and found them to be very helpful for students.