Category: Math General Posts

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Free Holiday Skip Counting Pages (2s thru 7s)

I made some Christmas skip counting mazes for my daughter and printed them out for her math notebook.  At the moment she is only work on the 2s, 3s and 5s, but I made other mazes as well since your kids might be ready for more advanced math. Free Holiday Skip Counting Practice 2s thru 7s If you find them useful, I’d love to hear from you over at my Homeschool...

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What’s Happenin’ in Homeschool?

Tis the season to be flexible! Some days we get quite a bit done, other days… not so much.  I try to keep myself calm about that.  Yesterday, for example, all our friends had a snow day. Often time we do school anyway, but the appeal of sledding and playing outside with friends won over! Today, we were back to the normal homeschool schedule. Here are some of the things...

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Free Christmas Number Cards and Math Games

There are lots and lots of different cards games you can play during math time.  I made a set of six little cards (0-15) for my daughters this December.  They look like this: Ages 2-4: If you have a toddler or preschooler you can print out two sets of numbers, cut out one set and have your kids match the numbers on the other (uncut) sheet. You can also use...

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Geometry Review Pack

Last fall (a year ago), LD did a unit on geometry. He needed some basic review of some of the things he learned — so I put together a small review pack for him. I’ll share it here for anyone who might find it useful. There are 6 pages, plus the answers. You can download the free Geometry Review Packet here: Geometry Review Worksheets He used the Geometry, Grades 6 –...

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Math Should Never Be Boring! More Math Brain-Teasers (Free Printable)

Yesterday, I mentioned that we’ve added a new portion to our math day. For much of the fall, the kids were simply doing math problems from their math book and they were complaining that math was B*O*R*I*N*G.  What? Oh NO!!  It was true, though, with everything else going on they were doing straight-forward stuff; you know fraction problems like this… or long division… or a good meaty problem like 5789...

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Brain-Teaser for You and the Kids!

Here’s a math puzzle for your and your kids. Three match sticks are laid out in front of you. Moving just two match sticks, make six.  I’ll share the answer in another day or so and explain why I’m asking!! 🙂 Happy puzzling! There’s another puzzle over at my Homeschool Den Facebook page if you like this sort of challenge! Later: The solution is here at More Math Brain-Teasers (Free...

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Thanksgiving Math – Free Basic Addition and Number Family Sheets

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here?! Here is another set of Thanksgiving-themed math sheets I made for my Kindergartner.  She is starting to work on number families and continues to work on very basic addition. If you are interested you can download the free Thanksgiving Number Family and Basic Addition Sheets here. It is 7 pages; Make 6 through Make 10 pages and two turkey-feather addition matching sheets. We’ll...

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Thanksgiving Skip Counting Mazes 2s, 3s, 5s (Free)

Last week my daughter did several skip counting mazes and she asked for more. I whipped a few new sheets together for her… the turkey has to find his lost hat (and not wind up as dinner!). You can move in any direction including diagonally.  If you are interested you can download them and use them with your kids as well!  Enjoy! Thanksgiving Skip Counting Practice 2s 3s 5s If...

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Fall and Thanksgiving Math Packs and Games (Free)

I’m always SO grateful for the educators who share their materials for free!  I was looking for some Thanksgiving themed math materials for my kids  and came across a number of free games and printables (most are from TeachersPayTeachers which you need to register (free) to be able to download). We have taken a number of pages for ED’s kindergarten math from Royal Baloo’s Thanksgiving Math Pack Use a hole...

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Kindergarten Math (addition games/place value activities)

It has been a while since I talked about what ED is doing for math.  Kindergarten math for ED has included a smorgasbord of materials. She spent the first month or so really working on her doubling math facts (1+1 through 9+9). She has those down now. Although we have a couple of math (homeschool) curriculums (Singapore Grade 1 and Saxon Grade 1) for whatever reason, neither of those really...

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Explaining Long Division with Kitty Place Value Cards

DD is just now moving into long division–by that I mean we’ve done about a half-dozen problems together.  She really didn’t get it at all… so I wanted a more hands on way of showing her what was happening. Last week I made ED some kitty place value cards (haven’t gotten that post done!) for her to work on building numbers into the thousands, but it occurred to me that...

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Dragon Themed Multiplication, Division and Addition Worksheet Packs

Before my surgery I had made some dragon themed math pages for the kids to work on while I was out last week. I drew the red and blue dragons myself. For some reason the kids are VERY into dragons and hippogriffs at the moment!  My drawings turned out reasonably cute (I’ll paste them in below to show you), but for some reason when I printed them, the pictures look...

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Monster-Themed Addition Packet

Can you believe how soon Halloween will be here?  I’ve been trying to come up with some fun, interactive math activities for ED.  I loved the idea I saw out on Pinterest back in the summer where someone used googly eyes as manipulatives for addition practice. I drew our own little monster and made ED a packet with some flashcards and addition pages. She is learning very simple addition.  ...

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Active Multiplication Math Games and Free Online Multiplication Games

DD has learned most of her multiplication facts, but she still needs lots of extra practice because it takes her a while to come up with the answer sometimes.  I’m trying to find some fun ways to keep her practicing them and making sure she has them memorized and can recite the answer quickly. So here’s a post covering some of the fun ways we’re reviewing those facts… everything from...