Monday, July 2, 2012

180 Kindergarten Math Journal Prompts- Common Core Based

Are you looking for a way to spice up your math lessons? Math journals can do just that! Math journaling has become quite popular. I am always looking for ways to improve my math teaching. I wanted to incorporate math journals into my teaching last year, but just never got around to it. This year will be much different! I have created 180 common core based math journal prompts- One for each day of the school year!

I plan to use math journals at least three days a week if not more. I also use poetry notebooks/journals (post coming soon on this) in my classroom as well as science notebooks/journals. I like to set my journals up the same way- Kindergarteners need consistency!

I will be using composition books. I set them up like this:

Students either place the label prompt or a paper cut-out of the prompt on the left hand side of their journal. They date their journal at the top (I am all about having my kindergarteners date their own material- Anything and Everything they do!!!). All of their work will be shown on the right hand side.

Here is an example:

I am very excited to start using these journal prompts this upcoming school year. These 180 journal prompts are available on my  TPT and Teachers Notebook stores.

If you would like to "try before you buy" you can download 25 of these 180 prompts by clicking on the picture below.
If you would like to share how you use math journals in your classroom I would love to hear all about it!

Check out 180 First Grade Math Prompts by clicking on the picture below.

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!!



  1. This is a great idea! I have used math journals by having them make 4 boxes in the paper and then we would "solve" 4 math word problems. My problem was that they did not have a written copy of the problem, having these that hey glue inside their journals would solve that problem.
    Good job!

  2. I like the idea of the 4 math word problems on one page. I will have to try that with the math journals this school year. :)

  3. Super cool! Hoping to be a kindergarten teacher one day, very handy :)

  4. Thank for sharing! Do you start these at the beginning of the year? If so, how do the kiddos who are unable to recognize numbers and count do with these?