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August Math Centers for 1st & 2nd Grade

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Calling all 1st & 2nd-grade teachers! Get ready for back to school with our August Math Centers. Back to school is all about reviewing and making sure that students have the basics from their previous grade mastered. Let’s push back on some of that summer slide and make sure our kids are ready for all the exciting new material. These August Math Centers are a great way to begin a new year! 

August Math Centers for first and second grade

What Skills Are Included?

1st Grade: August Math Centers

  • Number Sequencing Apple Numbers
  • Addition to 10 Bus Puzzles
  • Subtraction within 10 Pencil Puzzles
  • Missing Addends Crayons of Fun
  • One More, One Less Digging for Numbers
  • Patterns Next Three Shapes
  • Base Ten Blocks Match Em’ Up
  • Counting to 100 Mystery Apple Numbers
  • Subitizing to 10 Number Strips
  • Greater, Less, & Equal Let’s Compare Numbers

2nd Grade: August Math Centers

  • Number Sequencing Apple Numbers
  • Addition to 18 Bus Puzzles
  • Subtraction within 18 Pencil Puzzles
  • Missing Addends Crayons of Fun
  • Ten More, Ten Less Digging for Numbers
  • Patterns Next Three Shapes
  • Base Ten Blocks Match Em’ Up
  • Expanded Form Odd & Even
  • Story Problems Back to School Time
  • Greater, Less, & Equal Let’s Compare Numbers

Math Centers

Math centers make targeting specific skills and differentiation so much easier. It allows you time to work with a small group of students while the rest of your students are working productively and independently. If you want to know more about how to use math centers in your classroom check out our post with everything you need to know about math centers.

We also have center packs for the rest of the year!

twelve monthly math center packs for 2nd grade by Lucky Little Learners

Printable and Digital August Math Centers

All of your students can benefit from these math centers, no matter where they are. These math centers can be printed for in-person learning or you can use the Google Slides, SeeSaw, or Powerpoint versions and assign them digitally. 

Printable and Digital August Math Centers for 1st and 2nd Grade

Number Sequencing Center

Both 1st and 2nd grades have a number sequencing center included. Building number sense is an essential building block for our young learners. Reinforce this vital skill with a fun apple-themed number sequencing center. For extra support, give your students a number line or a 100 chart. 

apple-themed number sequencing math center activity

Addition & Subtraction Centers

Students jump into addition and subtraction with puzzles. To solve these puzzles, they can use their mental math skills or practice using the manipulatives of their choice! The 1st-grade version has addition and subtraction within 10. The 2nd-grade version goes up to 18. 

math centers for practicing addition and subtraction using school bus puzzles

Missing Addends Center

In this center, students will use colorful crayon boxes to practice finding the missing addend in an addition equation. 

missing addends back to school math center activity

More & Less Center

In the 1st grade version of this center, students practice one more, one less while the 2nd-grade version increases the difficulty by asking for 10 more, 10 less. Both grades use this center to continue building that all-important number sense. 

more and less math center activity by Lucky Little Learners

Patterns Center

Both grades get to practice recognizing and continuing patterns in the “Next Three Shapes” center. Make this center more interactive by asking your students to model each card with actual pattern blocks!

next three shapes patterning math center for 1st and 2nd grade

Base Ten Center

Let’s review base ten! Students match the standard form of a number with its base ten form in this center. In the 1st grade version, they’ll match two-digit numbers and in the 2nd-grade version, they’ll be using 3-digit numbers.

base ten math center activity for first and second grades

Greater, Less, and Equal Center

Review inequalities with this open-ended center. Students practice building their own inequalities then write them down on their recording sheet.

students practice greater than less than and equal to with this second grade math center

Counting to 100 and Subitizing to 10 Centers

These skills are included in the 1st-grade centers. Students get the chance to practice counting using mystery numbers and hundreds charts. They will use a fun cut and paste activity to work on subitizing. 

Practicing counting to 100 is fun with this Lucky Little Learners 1st grade August math centers activity using mystery numbers and hundreds charts.

Expanded Form & Story Problems Centers

These two skills are featured in the 2nd grade August centers. Students organize numbers written in both expanded and written form into groups of even and odd numbers. Finally, they’ll review what they learned about basic story problems to solve 10 back-to-school themed word problems. 

back to school story problem math center activity for 2nd grade

August Math Centers

Each bundle includes 10 math centers that are aligned with either 1st or 2nd grade standards. Each center comes in full color and black and white to meet your printing needs. They also come with a direction sign, recording sheet, and answer key. For added flexibility, each center comes in three digital formats — Google Slides, Seesaw, and PowerPoint.

1st Grade Centers

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1st Grade August Math Centers

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1st Grade Math Centers for the Entire Year

2nd Grade Centers

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2nd Grade August Math Centers

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2nd Grade Math Centers for the Entire Year

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August Math Centers for first and second grade

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