# Category: Kindergarten Math

## Kindergarten Math – First Activities of the Year

We took much of the summer off. We started easing back into a bit of school after our trip to Colorado.  We start earlier than others in our area because we take time off and family trips when it suits us. Day One: Over the summer, I continued to skip count by 2s, 5s and 10s when she brushed her teeth.  Since we never really covered the concept of odds...

## Snippets of our Week (for our 5-yr-old)

I’ve been meaning to put up a post about what we generally work on from day to day. But, with blogger not working for a while, I have a plethora of photos to share. So, here’s a glimpse of what DD (just turned 5) has been working on these past couple of weeks.  Her “basics” include math, reading, handwriting, music/glockenspiel, arts&crafts; and another unit-study (a lapbook in this case, but...

## Math Games We’ve Been Playing Lately

These past six weeks or so, LD has been doing a lot of work in his math workbook (that’s not terribly exciting to blog about, is it?!!). That was easiest for me while we were on travel and as we settled in. We generally use Right Start Math, but it is quite Mom-intensive, so we had to put that on the back burner for a while. In fact, we only...

## Sunny Side Up (game learning about double digit numbers)

I brought out a dice game to play with DD called Sunny Side Up.  The dice have the numbers 1-5 and a smiley face.  I made little cards that have 9 numbers using just those digits (such as 51, 42, 14, 3, 5…).  We each have our own card and take turns tossing the dice.  We try to build numbers using the value on each die.  So you need a...

This post was one I wrote when my son was 6 years old. Now on to this entry… We continue to review/reinforce basic math addition facts. I made this little rocket/planet activity that LD and his friend have enjoyed. We also reviewed place value: We built the number 1783 (which separate into 1000, 700, 80 and 3 and stack on top of one another) Picture (below): I put a few 1000s together...

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

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...

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 Activity – 4

I made these cards up — I think there is an official name for them like math wraps or something. Someone described them once and so this is what I came up with.

Here’s yet another activity LD uses for practicing addition…it’s called an addition strip board and I printed it out for free from here: http://www.montessorimaterials.org/Math/AdditionStripBoard.pdf You’re supposed to take a blue number and a red number, place them on the board and find the sum.

## Math Addition Activities – 6

We played “War” with some addition cards we had on hand. Whoever has the highest sum wins the round.

## 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...

## 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)

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...