# Category: Math–Multiplication

## Christmas Multiplication with Pete the Cat and the Christmas Pup (2s thru 5s)

The girls beg me daily for new “cute stuff” in their workboxes. The moment I have something for one–the other is clamoring for something new too! When I told DD about this new pack she ran as fast as she could to her math workbox, pulled it out and filled out the first page!  How’s that for motivation?!! DD is working on her multiplication tables from 1s through 5s.  I drew these...

## Multiplication by 4s with Pete the Cat

DD has been enjoying the Pete the Cat books just as much as ED and she begged for some work of her own. She is just starting to learn her multiplication tables (1s through 5s, but this week she worked quite a bit on the 4s). Here are a couple of Pete the Cat themed multiplication pages that she worked through last week. I thought I’d share them with you...

## Skeleton Math Riddle (by division, multiplication, addition or numbers)

I made up a quick Halloween math riddle sheet for the kids’ math work this week.  Solve the division problem, find the answer above and write the letter into the box. I also made this for simple multiplication, addition and numbers since I have younger kids as well. If you celebrate Halloween and want to print this off for your kids feel free. Here’s the link: Skeleton Math Riddle (All...

## File Folder Games

Have you heard of File Folder Games? They are quick games to help build skills in math, reading, science, social studies and more.  We use them lots and lots in our homeschool. Here are a couple examples that ED, my preschooler, has played recently. This File Folder Game has her practicing counting by 10s and 1s: Here are a couple other examples. One has the child fill in the missing...

## Monster Math Tag

If you have a break in the weather where you are, you might want to play Monster Math.  It’s just a racing version of freeze tag that I play with my kids. I came up with the fancy name for this game years ago.   They beg for me to get out and chase them down!   I take index cards and write down math problems. For ED (age 4)...

## Multiplication Card Game – Great for beginners or advanced learners

Last November we reviewed a  multiplication card game called Speed!  We still love this card game so much!  DD has started playing it almost daily as she works on her 3s and 4s times tables and practices skip counting.  We play a variety of games with these decks of cards. Since DD is just learning how to play we don’t do the competitive, quick game of Speed (see details about...

## Multiplication Games

LD has learned most of his multiplication facts, but he still needs that extra practice. Here are some online games that he has really enjoyed. And best thing is,  they’re free to play! Multiplication.com has quite a selection of multiplication games. Here are a few of the online games that have been great for reviewing those facts. The Knight and the Princess Multiplication Game: This has to be one of the kids very...

## Skip Counting Game

DD is just now learning to skip count by 3s.  I made a unicorn and dragon themed game to help her practice. The game is pretty straight forward. Each player takes a turn drawing cards from the file until they get a dragon (STOP!) card.  The player then sorts her cards and places them in skip counting order while the other player is drawing cards. The object is to be...

## Math Skip Counting Game: Speed!

We had the privilege of reviewing a math card game called Speed!  Oh boy is it fantastic! I would have to give it 5 stars for sure. I always try to include as many hands-on activities as possible in our homeschooling.  DD still has a lot of math games, but I’ve been less creative with LD lately as he is working hard on reinforcing his basic multiplication and division skills....

## Math: Multiplication Word Problems

I mentioned this before, but these multiplication word problems are worth another mention. We’ve been doing three each day at the beginning of math time for LD (age 8).  1. If 1 dress can be madefrom 6 yards of calico, how many yards will it take tomake 2 dresses?         Solution. — For 2 dresses itwill take 2 times 6 yards, which are 12yards. 2. Mary has...

## Bump: The Math Game of Doubles (and 8s Multiplication Game)

I made this simple math game for DD. This goes along with some of the math skills she’s learning with her new math curriculum.  It’s a game of practicing doubling the numbers 4 through 9 (4+4, 5+5, etc.). Each player takes a turn rolling the die. He/She doubles the number on the die and then places a token or marker on that number on the gameboard.  If another player has...

## Skip Counting Songs for learning the 6s, 7s and 8s

Late at night my brain often whirls with ideas.  Last spring I put the skip counting patterns to familiar tunes since LD is working on his basic multiplication facts.  For example, I put the 7s to the tune of ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat.’  LD learned that so well I went back and created another tune for the 6s and the 8s which he’ll be working on again this fall....

## Timez Attack — Multiplication Video Game

If your child is learning his or her times tables, there’s a wonderful video game you can download for them to practice. The graphics are great. Timez Attack — There’s a free version or you can purchase a version that has more levels. You should check it out if you haven’t already!

## Domino Math — PK, K and 1st Grades

DD took a domino and created an addition problem writing it on her recording sheet. We used the domino recording sheet from Mathwire. You can find more domino math ideas on the investigating dominoes page and on  this Mathwire page.There’s a cute activity also for addition called the domino parking lot with use with regular sized dominoes. ED simply counted the dots and put her wooden numbers on top of...