Today I am excited to share a fantastic was to teach and practice math skills daily. It is using monthly Math Mats for daily math fact practice.

### A Breakdown of a Math Math

__Math Skills Covered in Math Mats__

- Addition word problems
- Subtraction word problems
- Addition math fact practice with fingers, number lines, 10 frames, and pictures, as well as figuring out the missing addends, adding 3 numbers, and whether equations are true or false.
- Subtraction math fact practice with fingers, number lines, 10 frames, and pictures, as well as finding out the missing numbers, subtracting 3 numbers, and whether equations are true or false.
- 2D Geometry – draw, identify, and describe shapes
- 3D Geometry – identify, describe, and match shapes with real life objects
- Measurement – counting number of units, describing which object is tallest/shortest/longest, and drawing objects that are taller/shorter/longer
- Time to the hour and half hour – add hands on clocks & reading clocks
- Months of the year
- Numbers to 100 – fill in missing numbers and completing number charts
- Write number words to 20
- Place value to 20 – counting and drawing ones and tens blocks
- Greater and less than
- 1/10 more or less
- Number order to 100
- Ordinal numbers to 10
- Tally marks
- Odd/Even
- Skip Counting by 2’s, 5’s, & 10’s – counting groups and using the skip counting patterns
- Graphing – adding data onto graphs and answering questions
- Sorting – counting groups and making a sorting rule
- Patterning – create and complete different types of patterns
- Money – identify and count coins (provided in Canadian on additional pages)

## 4 Ways to Use Math Mats

- Copy Math Mats on card stock and laminate. You could also put the pages inside a wipe-off cover. Give students a dry erase pen to complete the Math Mat for that day. After they complete a mat, they simply clean it off and give to someone else to complete. They work great for your math center and during your fast finisher time.

2. A cover page is provided in each Math Mat pack with the option of creating a booklet for your students. These booklets work great for morning work time or for homework packets to send home with your students each month. Parents would love that!

__Teachers Approve Math Mats__