Category: Math General Posts

Math — Estimation Activity 0

Math — Estimation Activity

We took a handful of mini erasers and put them on the table.Everyone had to make an estimate of how many erasersthere were in the pile. I guessed 75, LD guessed 90 andDD guessed 97, though she wrote it backwards. “Don’tLOOK!” she admonished me as she bent over her paper.It was the first time she’s ever written numbers and shestudied our numbers carefully to do it and to make herown...

Math — Place Value 0

Math — Place Value

Here are a couple of our math activities. It’s been aboutsix weeks since we last worked with place value, so we’redoing some review. We used purple dots from MontessoriMaterials (see side bar); you can print them out for free.For 1000, I put ten 100s together with a brad. In the second picture, we are using an activity fromPeggy Kaye’s Games for Learning. This is a wonderfulbook, probably one of THE...

Math Addition Fact Activities 0

Math Addition Fact Activities

LD has been working on his addition facts.  Here are some of the activities we’ve done in the past few months. We often do two or three different math activities (not necessarily all addition related) and/or our math curriculum, Right Start Math. Right Start Math has some wonderful games; I recommend their math card games set; You can check it out at http://www.activitiesforlearning.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID;=12 if you’re interested. Pictured below is a...

More Math Addition Activities — 2 2

More Math Addition Activities — 2

Math balance from Right Start Math — my kids love to play with this http://www.activitiesforlearning.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID;=53 LD was SO excited when he saw it out today. “Hey Mom, it checks my answers!” By the way, our dining room table is always covered in stuff… sigh… DD just loves doing math when LD has math time. She literally comes running down the hall if LD and I are going to do another...

Math Addition Activities -3 0

Math Addition Activities -3

Egg carton toss — They threw two pom-poms into the egg carton and added the numbers together. They could use the abacus if they wanted. Math Monster– (ie. Freeze Tag!) Give the child the ANSWER and spread the equations around the back yard. You are the Monster trying to freeze them before they get the correct answer. If you tag them and they think they have the right answer, they...

Math Addition Activities – 7 0

Math Addition Activities – 7

I’m not sure this exactly qualifies as addition (it’s also logic, strategy and so forth), but LD got this award winning card game for his birthday and LOVES it. It is called Rat-a-tat-Cat The premise is that you have to get rid of your rats (the high cards like 7, 8, 9) and try to get only low cards. You can not look at your face down card unless you...

Copy Me — Preschool Symmetry Activity 0

Copy Me — Preschool Symmetry Activity

To introduce the concept of symmetry to my preschoolerwe played the “copy me game.” (That’s what I called it.)First I put down an object and she had to put one in it’smirror image (I showed her how if I folded the paper overit would be right in that spot where the paper touchedon the other side.) Then she had to put down an objectand I had to copy her. We...

Mini Eraser Activities 0

Mini Eraser Activities

We got a wonderful assortment of mini erasers from OrientalTrading and have been using them for all kinds of math and sorting activities. Below LD did skip counting by 3s (http://filefolderfun.com/FirstGradeMath.html)and grouped three items below each wagon. I asked himhow many items there would be with 4 groups of 3 (12) andso forth. DD did some general counting (pictured below) while ED,the toddler, just put the erasers and numbers into...

MATH IDEAS PART I — addition, hundreds board, skip counting (roughly K-2): 0

MATH IDEAS PART I — addition, hundreds board, skip counting (roughly K-2):

MATH IDEAS PART I — addition, hundreds board, skip counting (roughly K-2): With the beginning of the new school year, I worked a lot to become more organized.  Perhaps someone out there can benefit from my master math list. GENERAL MATH SITES: (I used these a lot for Kindergarten Math) http://www.littlegiraffes.com/math.html http://www.jmeacham.com/ http://www.thevirtualvine.com/math.html NUMBER GAMES from this website: http://www.mathwire.com/games/numbergames.html ADDITION: Addition Math War — a card game. The person with...

MATH IDEAS PART II: (Time, Place Value, Money Activities, Multiplication) 0

MATH IDEAS PART II: (Time, Place Value, Money Activities, Multiplication)

MATH IDEAS PART II: (Time, Place Value, Money Activities, Multiplication) TIME: One activity we did quite a bit was to take a blank clock face (no numbers) and to practice putting the hours (1-12) around the edge of the clock in the correct spot. Once that was easy for my son, we took a clock with the numerals and then put the five minute increments around the edge of the...