Now that we’re back in the swing of things, I thought I would post all these ideas again. I shared them originally in my series about “How to Start Homeschooling,” but all of these are fun for seasoned homeschoolers too!!
Math can be so fun! What can you do to make math come alive? Go into detail about measuring cups when you bake and cook. Incorporate math in the grocery store. For example, estimate the total or figure out the sale price if an item is 10% off. Play games outdoors that test math facts. Play board games and card games.
Here are some of the math activities we’ve enjoyed in our homeschool:
Math Monster Tag: For practicing math facts
Ultimate Math Board Game: A printable version of the board game above.
Make a Math Lapbook: PreK, K — Free Printable at this post.
Take it To the Dump: Have the kids make ten and find matching cards such as 5+5, 4+6. Or as they get older “make 12″ or “make 15.”
Interactive Place Value Activities (Links to free printables at this post.)
Math Chains: Just a different way to practice skip counting or coins
Measurement Man Learning about gallons, quarts, pints and cups
A List of Free Online Multiplication Games
You might want to check out our multiplication packets. This year my daughter learned all of her times tables and these were some of the skip-counting and multiplication packets I made for her.