## Reflection: Math Centers - Review Previous Skills - Section 2: Introducing Centers

I decided to use all review centers this week because we are just starting subtraction.  By the end of this week, we will only just be introducing the minus sign and how to write a subtraction number sentence.

In the past, I have included centers that review the new skill as it is being taught. However, often it is very difficult to practice an entirely new skill independently in a center the first few days it is being introduced.  This leads to students being off task or me sitting with that group during centers and pre-teaching them the skill so that they can complete the center.  Because of this, I decided to do all review centers this week.  My original thought was to do shape, number and graphing centers only so that the students did not get confused doing subtraction in the whole group lessons and addition during centers.  I changed my mind and decided to include addition centers.  The students actually were not as confused as I thought they would be, and it helped students practice differentiating between addition and subtraction.

Using All Review Centers
Using All Review Centers

# Math Centers - Review Previous Skills

Unit 7: Subtraction
Lesson 1 of 19

## Big Idea: In order to pull small groups during math instruction, the rest of the students need engaging activities that they can complete independently. These centers allow students to practice a variety of math skills including addition.

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### Christina Yingling-Smith

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