Category: Math General Posts

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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...

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Addition and Subtraction with Pete the Cat (Free Worksheets)

If you are doing a Pete the Cat Unit, your kids might enjoy these FREE Addition Subtraction Worksheets inspired by Pete the Cat! My daughter borrowed several Pete the Cat books (affiliate link) from the library last week.  She’s been reading them over and over, so I made her a couple of math practice pages with a Pete the Cat type theme! She quickly used up those pages and I...

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Making Math Fun: 15 Activities & Game to Play with Your Kids!

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...

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St. Patrick’s Day Number Words Activities (Free)

ED is working on number words this week.  These are some St. Patrick’s Day sheets I made for her. I thought I would share them with you. Just click on the link below: St Patricks Day Numeral and Number Words Activities There are four pages. The first sheet is a numeral-word matching page. The second is skip-counting page. The other two sheets are board games.  ED rolled a number and...

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St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack

Here are some multiplication pages I made for DD when she was working on memorizing her multiplication facts last year. I put together a number of different practice pages.  There are 8 pages. As always, it is free to download. St Patricks Day Multiplication Pack Other Free St. Patrick’s Day Materials: St. Patrick’s Day Addition Game Boards St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack St. Patrick’s Day Division Game Board and Division...

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St. Patrick’s Day Addition Fact Games (Free)

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up Monday, March 17th.  I’ve made a number of math activities to get into the spirit! Today I’m sharing some game boards that I made for my daughter to practice some of her addition facts. There are three different game boards. One to practice making 9 (4+5, 6+3), one for making 14 (10+4, 7+&) and one for making 15 (7+8, etc.). There’s also a blank...

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Free Math Lapbook (PreK – K)

Here is the free math lapbook ED (and I) made together. It has all kinds of different activities she was working on from the days of the week and months of the year to the concept of odd-even, more-less, doubling, and other things! At the end of the year last year, I had ED cut out and put together a math lapbook. We didn’t go over much of the material...

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Valentine’s Day Addition Pages (Free)

This morning I made these Valentine’s Day Math Addition pages for ED to work on this next week. There are five pages. You can download them free by clicking on the link: Valentine’s Day Addition Pages If you found these helpful, I’d love to hear from you over on my Homeschool Den Facebook Page. This is also a great way to browse through past posts you may have missed. Hope...

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Free Valentine’s Day Math Printables (Doubling, Division, Multiplication)

Here are some of the Valentine’s math sheets and games I have made for the kids. These are all free to download. Enjoy! ~Liesl Valentine’s Multiplication Worksheets and Game Boards Valentine’s Bump Game Doubling (Addition) Valentine’s Bump Game — Division – Game board and cards Valentine’s Day Multiplication, Skip Counting Pages 2s, 5s, 10s and Addition (with regrouping)   You might be interested in these posts: 10 Ways To Fill Your...