Category: Math General Posts

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Cute Pet Shop Coin Game – Free Printable

Jenn over at Finally in First made a fabulous game a few years ago called the Pet Shop Coin Game. We used the cards and the spinner I shared last week to play some games that my girls just loved! First, we each chose two pets to we wanted to “buy.” We took turns spinning the spinner and collecting coins. We added them up as we went, making sure we...

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Minecraft Money Game: A Game For Counting Coins

ED has been working on coins this fall. She’s doing pretty well and I thought I’d combine her growing coin-counting abilities with her love of Minecraft. In fact, this past weekend she did her very first sewing project on her own using the sewing machine — the creeper which is in the photo below!   Just print out the printable below on cardstock and place a paper clip on top....

Pre Algebra Resources We’re Using 2

Pre Algebra Resources We’re Using

This is just a quick post to update you on LD’s Pre Algebra work.  We are really very happy with the Art of Problem Solving: Pre Algebra. We set the timer for twenty minutes each day and LD and I read/go over the book together. I am really impressed with how clearly it explains (and proves) why various math properties work.  I suspect it will take us two years to...

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Multiplication & Division Pages with a Minecraft Theme

Are you looking for some Minecraft math worksheets for multiplication & division practice?  You’ll like these Minecraft themed practice sheets I made for the kids!!  The kids filled out these pages (along with their other math work) last week. There are 2 pages. These are free to download if anyone else has a Minecraft fan in their household! Multiplication Division Worksheets with a Minecraft Theme This year we’ve shared a number of Minecraft math...

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Minecraft Themed Addition Pages

Are you looking for Minecraft themed addition or subtraction worksheets?  My daughter absolutely loves Minecraft so earlier this summer I spent some time doodling on the computer and made a few characters she would enjoy!  I thought I’d share these addition pages with you today. As always, they are free to download, just click on the link or picture below: Minecraft Addition Worksheets If you use these, ED would love...

Free Math Game Printable: Giddy Up! Add ’em Up! 0

Free Math Game Printable: Giddy Up! Add ’em Up!

One thing I love about homeschooling is that we have the ability to be totally spontaneous!  Our family started our new homeschool year a couple of weeks ago, but then Hubby and I decided at the last minute to take a family vacation.  So, we simply stacked the (academic) books, packed the car and set out for a week of camping — plus a whole slew of education and just...

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Math Worksheets, Game Boards, Lapbook and more (All Free!)

This is the second part in my talk about math curriculums. In the previous post, not only did I list some of the better known homeschool math curriculums, but I shared 15+ ideas for making math engaging and fun! (Math Curriculums and Active Engaging Math Activities) Today I wanted to share some of the materials I’ve made for the kids. I’ve found that the kids really enjoy when I make...

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Math Curriculum Options & Active, Engaging Math Activity Ideas

In this series, I thought I’d try to offer new homeschoolers a starting point for finding homeschool curriculums that works for your family. Today I’ll be talking about math. It’s sometimes tricky to find the curriculum that works well for you and your kids. It’s helpful to ask around (online and in your community) to see what will work for your child.  If you can go to a homeschool curriculum...

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4 Fun, Active Games for Practicing Math Facts

With the weather so beautiful, we’ve taken math outside. Don’t you love when the kids BEG and BEG for more math practice?!! So here are some of the games we’ve been playing outside… Math Sponge Toss: If it’s getting warm where you live, the kids might enjoy this activity.  We hung math problems up on the garage door with painters tape. The kids took turns trying to SPLAT their card. If...

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Free Montessori Style Addition Sheets (And Place Value Activities)

Earlier this year, ED decided she wanted a math workbook just like DD and LD’s books.  We had been playing a lot of games, but according to her, that wasn’t “real math” anymore!  I bought a Spectrum math workbook for her (grade 2). She worked her way through the basic addition problems. Before she goes on to tackle double digit addition and subtraction in that book, though, I wanted her...

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Free Easter Multiplication and Division Worksheets

Although a lot of the schools around us are having spring break, we have a family vacation coming up in another month so we’re homeschooling this week.  Over the weekend, I made some multiplication and division pages for DD and LD to practice their math facts. You can download this free by clicking on the link below. There are 3 pages. Free Easter Themed – Multiplication and Division LD is...

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Free Math Pages: Percents – Fractions – Decimals

My son is starting a unit on percents. Below you’ll find some of the free resources I used with him as we dove into this unit. I explained that percent means “per hundred” or “of a hundred.”  We started with these free sheets from worksheet fun that have some of the blocks in a hundred squared shaded in. It was easy to see that 84% was 84 of a hundred…...

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Coins, Coins, Coins! (Ages 4-6)

ED has been working on coins for math.  To be honest, sometimes things just don’t get accomplished unless I’ve taken some time before-hand to get things ready. Here are some activities I got together for her. I grabbed our coin bowl and made pre-made ziploc bags of coins for her to match.  There is one extra card for each packet. I placed five small ziploc bags with pre-counted amounts of coins...