Are you looking for ways to help your kindergarteners develop their number sense and counting skills? Playing math spinner games is a fun and engaging way for kindergarten students to practice counting from numbers 1-20 and to build their number sense knowledge. Math spinner games provide an easy method for generating the practice students need to solidify their math skills without the boring repetition that children feel when completing worksheets. The math games are interactive and can be played individually, in pairs, or small math groups. Best of all, the printable math games and math spinners are really easy to incorporate into the kindergarten classroom and require very little prep.
Why Math Games are an effective method for building math skills
As outlined in Math Spinner Games for Numbers 1-10, children need time and practice to develop their counting and number sense skills. Playing math spinner games is one great way for children to deepen their understanding of math concepts and develop these mathematical skills. When young children play math games, they have fun with the math concepts. When they have fun playing the math games, they want to do it again which results in the repetition and practice they need to build their math skills.
Spinner Games and Activities
The Math Spinner Games for Numbers 1-20 focus on teen numbers and how to decompose numbers 11-20.
Included are 15 math spinner games and activities that can be used for teaching the following skills:
- Recognition of numerals 1-20
- Number Sequence
- Writing numerals
- 10 Frames (decomposing numbers)
- Base Ten Blocks (decomposing numbers)
- Counting Coins
- Tally Marks
- Number Words
- Counting On
- Counting Backwards
The games can be used for individual students, partner work, or small math groups. Three versions are provided so that you can decide how you want to use the games in your classroom.
The printable math game mats come in color and black and white version. Laminate the color math game mats to use in your math learning centers. The black and white game mats can be used as worksheets and require NO PREP. Just add a paperclip and pencil and you have a ready-made math spinner game for your kindergarten students.
Math Games in Action
Let’s take a look at a selection of the math games in action.
Subitizing Dots Math Game for Numbers 11-20
Different dot formations representing numbers 11 to 20 are contained on the flowers. Students spin a number on the spinner and cover the matching number of dots. Students develop subitizing skills by playing this math game.
The math game can be played individually, in pairs, or small math groups.
Standalone printable spinners are provided for each spinner math game.
Spin and Race to the Top Game 1-20
The Race to the Top spinner math game is ideal for helping kindergarten students master counting to 20. Students move up and down the number line. First player to reach the number 20 wins the math game.
Finger Counting Math Game for Numbers 11-20
Young children begin developing counting skills by using their fingers. Finger counting is one of the first steps in children developing one to one correspondence and recognition of the numbers 5 and 10. The Finger Counting math game for numbers 11-20 is a great way for students to see the relationship of counting by 5s up to number 20.
10 Frames Math Game for Numbers 11-20
Ten frames help students visually see how numbers work together using the benchmark numbers 5 and 10. With the 10 Frames Spinner Math Games for numbers 11-20, students work on decomposing numbers into tens and ones by matching the ten frame to the number on the spinner.
Base Ten Blocks Game for Numbers 11-20
Base ten blocks are another method for helping kindergarten students learn about the number system and how to decompose numbers. Students work on decomposing numbers 11-20 with this math spinner game by finding the matching number of base ten blocks to the number on the spinner.
Tens and Ones Math Game for Numbers 11-20
Once students understand how to decompose numbers using visual representations such as ten frames and base ten blocks, they can work on mentally decomposing numbers into tens and ones. The Tens and Ones math spinner game is ideal for students to build this skill in a fun and interactive way.
Counting Coins Math Game
The Counting Coins spinner math game introduces counting coins up to 20 cents. It is a great beginner activity for teaching about money, coin values, and counting to 20.
Tally Marks Math Game
Tally marks are another great way for students to practice counting while learning about the benchmark numbers 5 and 10. Students spin a number on the spinner and cover the matching number of tally marks.
Dice Math Game
Dice can also be used as a scaffold help students to visually see how numbers work together and help build number sense skills. With the visual representation of groups of 5, students will begin to gain a sense of the base ten system, start to decompose numbers, and build a foundation for place value and mental calculations.
Number Words 11-20 Math Game
Teach your students to read number words with the Number Words Spinner math games. Your students will love to practice reading number words and matching it to the numeral on the spinner.
Math Spinner Games are great for teaching and reinforce essential math skills in a fun and interactive way.