Say It, Make It, Write It For Maths

Using our Say It, Make It, Write It FREE printable 5 different ways in Maths - the ideal resource that's ready to print for use any Early Years classroom.

This one simple printable is so incredibly versatile!

Originally I created the Say It, Make It, Write It mats to make practicing our sight words a little more hands-on and fun but like many of our printables, we've found it can be used so many different ways.

We started using them in our literacy centres

Since then, we've started using them in our math centres and they've proved to be perfect for small group or independent work in our classroom.
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Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable five different ways to create engaging maths centre activities in school for children aged 5-7 years | you clever monkey
 We found five different ways to use this one FREE printable in our maths lessons at school.

1. REPRESENTING NUMBER

Being between 5-7 years of age, my students learn best with hands-on activities that help them reinforce ideas intentionally taught in class.

One way we found to use the
 Say It, Make It, Write It mats was to write our number words on large ice cream sticks for children to choose one to then make with their play dough. For added fun, we added some large dice for stamping in our play dough. They then had to write the numeral to match.


Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable to represent numbers 1-20 | you clever monkey

2. WORKING WITH TEN FRAMES

Another day, another math centre, we used the same idea but used a ten frame to organise and represent our counting of numbers from 1-10.

We just used a single ten frame but you could just as easily use a double ten frame to work on numbers to 20.



Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable to represent numbers 1-20 using ten frames | you clever monkey

3. SIMPLE ADDITION WITH NUMICON

I love using Numicon in the Early Years! It provides children with such strong visual support when they first begin working with numbers.

In this maths centre, we used our 
Say It, Make It, Write It mats the same way we would our Part+Part=Whole mats. By changing the support, I can then see who understands simple addition.

Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable for simple addition using Numicon | you clever monkey




We used some of our loose parts to do some more addition work. 

I prefer to use two different colours to create some visual support for my young students.

Here we used glass gems but it works just as well with Unifix cubes in two colours.

Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable for simple addition using loose parts | you clever monkey

4. LEARNING ABOUT 2D SHAPES

We cheated a bit with this centre as the last prompt should technically say 'draw it' but a quick how to discussion to start with and my students were away.

I'd created two sets of cards for differentiation for this math centre, word only cards and word+shape cards.

The children then used our pattern blocks to make the shape before attempting to draw it themselves. 

Say It Make It Write It For Maths - how to use this FREE printable to learn about 2D shape | you clever monkey

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5. LEARNING TO GROUPS OBJECTS 

This maths centre was created for children learning to group, use tally marks for easy counting and beginning multiplication.

For younger children, they might rewrite the 'groups of' card as an expanded addition sum instead of the matching times table.

Say It Make It Write It For Maths - learn how to use tally marks, groups of and expanded addition using this FREE printable | you clever monkey

You can see how easy each of these activities was to prep and set up. And the mats can easily be stored when not in use. 

All you need to get started is to grab our FREE 'Say It, Make It, Write It' mats

You can download your copy from here.


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4 comments

  1. Thanks so much for this idea!

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  2. Just found you via Pinterest. Excited to use these!

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  3. Have you tried it with subtraction?

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    1. Yes Brittany! Using our Numicon blocks :)

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