Do you love math centers but hate the time it takes to prep them? If you’re tired of spending your evenings cutting and laminating math centers, then listen up! There is a better way! Print and play math partner games are just what you need to take the work out of math centers!
Psst – there are 5 free math partner games at the end of this post!
When I first started teaching, I naively thought that prepping math centers was something I’d only have to do once. I could simply reuse the same math centers year after year. Well, I was wrong!
With standards changing and the need to differentiate for my students each year, I found myself having to redo my math centers constantly. After months of cutting up math centers in front of the TV at night, I decided there had to be a better way! That’s when I started making math partner games!
Choose Math Partner Games That Require Zero Prep
Set your focus on two things when deciding to use new math centers.
First, make sure they are easy to prep. That’s why I love games that are print and go. Toss math partner games like these into a sheet protector to skip out on laminating altogether! Plus each game uses supplies you already have in your classroom like dice, counters, and paper clips!
Second, get your hands on resources that you can easily differentiate so you don’t have to create multiple levels. In these math partner games, there are two levels for each game board to make differentiation a breeze.
Why Use Math Partner Games?
A key part of prepping math centers is finding games and activities that will keep your students engaged in a format they actually enjoy. That’s the best part about using math partner games!
Since they’re in the format of a game, students forget they’re learning! No more spending hours prepping a math center to have your students say how boring it is!
Math Games for Every Skill
If you’re ready to make math center prep a breeze, be sure to check out ALL the board games! We’ve created a pack of games for tons of 1st and 2nd grade math skills, and we’ve made seasonal review games, too!
Free Math Partner Games
Want to try out a few games? Check out 5 free games below! I know you’ll love them!