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Numbers to 20 Counting Centers | Back to School Kindergarten Math Centers

Numbers to 20 Counting Centers | Back to School Kindergarten Math Centers

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Worksheets, Activities, Centers



Implementing engaging kindergarten math centers in your classroom has never been easier! This set of standards-based school numbers to 20 centers will have your students begging to go to math stations daily.

Your students will improve their number sense skills with these five math centers. In these numbers to 20 school centers, students will work on counting, representing numbers, and number order.

These hands-on and interactive centers are part of the City Centers System, a systematic approach to learning centers for the whole year. Use these school numbers to 20 centers independently or in conjunction with my other kindergarten math centers.

While these centers were developed as part of the City Centers System, they can be used in any classroom setting as part of your regular math centers even if you don’t use the entire system!

This number sense resource includes:

  • 5 thematic centers (color and ink-saving black and white versions)
  • 3 accountability sheets (options for 8, 10, and 12 boxes to record answers)
  • 5 thematic worksheets
  • location sign (optional use for City Centers System)

These numbers to 20 centers work on composing or decomposing numbers, counting, number order, and representing numbers.

  1. Fond to Bond: Students fill in the missing number for each number bond.
  2. Count the Set: Students count the pictures on the card and clip the number.
  3. Mystery Mission: Students fill in the missing numbers.
  4. Sort it Out: Students sort the number representations to the correct cards.
  5. Thrill to Fill: Students count out items to show each number.

The centers come with accountability sheets and worksheets.

The accountability sheets are simply a place for students to record the answers from the center they worked with. Students will match the letter on their card to the letter on the paper and write their answers. These sheets are included with answer boxes for A-H, A-J, and A-L. If you want your students to use these pages, simply choose the appropriate number of answer boxes for each center.

Alternatively, the thematic worksheets can be used without the center materials. That means you can use these numbers to 20 worksheets at any time. This is a great way to extend learning and let students work on their skills at home.

These kindergarten number sense activities are designed to be used during your math centers. Once you’ve introduced numbers to 20 to your students, they should be able to complete these activities independently.

The numbers to 20 centers can also be used during small group instruction, as early finishers activities, or with classroom volunteers. The thematic number sense worksheets can be used without the counting centers and are great for morning work or homework.

This set of kindergarten math centers is part of the City Centers System. At its core, the City Centers System is a collection of centers designed to work together to create a methodical approach to independent learning in the classroom over the course of a year.

Throughout the year you can add locations like the school to your city. When students rotate through their math stations, they will visit different locations which have thematic centers.

The City Centers System includes a variety of counting centers for numbers to 20 across all locations. This allows you to keep center work fresh and engaging by working with different themes even though students are already familiar with the activities. This method also saves you time because you don’t have to introduce and explain new centers to your students constantly.

Bundle & Save for a Discount

Purchase this set of numbers to 20 centers and four more locations from the In the City Bundle.

You may also be interested in these other locations from the City Centers System

Post Office

Hardware Store

Apple Orchard


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