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Did you know that National Donut Day is in June? You don’t need a reason to celebrate donuts, but I’m not going to stop you.
Combine math and fine motor skills for an engaging hands-on experience with this Donut Math Mat printable. It’s a perfect addition to a sweet treats theme for your preschool and kindergarten students.
Explore Counting and Simple Addition with the Donut Math Mat Printable
The Donut Math Mat can be used to teach counting, and it can be used to teach simple addition.
If you want to explore counting with your student, use one dice. Student rolls the dice, counts the dots, and uses manipulatives to add the corresponding number of sprinkles to the math mat.
If you want to teach simple addition, your student will need two dice. Student rolls the dice and adds then numbers and then student places the corresponding number of manipulatives to the math mat.
Benefits of Hands-on Learning with Math Mats
The Donut Math Mat uses hands-on learning to teach counting and simple addition. As students roll the dice and add the manipulatives to the page, they are playing with math.
Hands-on learning is essential for preschool and kindergarten students.
- It allows students to use their senses to explore new concepts.
- It improves fine motor skills.
- It allows young learners to make mistakes and problem solve.
- It also engages multiple areas of their brains while creating new connections.
Your student can use a variety of manipulatives with this Donut Math Mat.
Your student can make “sprinkles” out of playdough. Playdough is quick, easy, and builds fine motor skills.
You can also use real sprinkles (yum!) or cut up pipe cleaners for sprinkles.
How to Get Started with the Donut Math Mat
The printable Donut Math Mat is easy to use.
- Print the Donut Math Mat.
- Laminate the mat, or put it in a Dry Erase Sleeve or page protector.
- Gather dice and any manipulatives you need.
- Show your student how to use the math mat.
Download the Free Donut Math Mat Printable
Simply click on the image below to grab your printable Donut Math Mat.
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