Category: Math General Posts

Counting Coins Math (DD age 5) 0

Counting Coins Math (DD age 5)

DD has been working a lot with coins and counting change recently. Coin Toss and Change Counting There’s nothing wildly original about his idea, but boy did the kids like this activity!  I just took a big handful of coins (the same for each of the kids). They took turns throwing the coins into the heart cups and then had to count their change when they had tossed all of...

6th Grade Math Learning Video Lessons (area/perimeter, etc.) 0

6th Grade Math Learning Video Lessons (area/perimeter, etc.)

Someone mentioned this math website on one of the blogs I frequent now and then.  I decided to check it out and wanted to mention it for those with kids in 5th or 6th grade. I think even LD will learn something from these short math videos. I watched two of them. They were easy to follow (from my perspective, though haven’t shown LD to get his opinion).  The ones...

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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...

Catch the Mouse Game — Practicing the Six and Seven Times Tables 5

Catch the Mouse Game — Practicing the Six and Seven Times Tables

Goodness, we have been so busy here there’s hardly been any time to write.  It’s the end of the semester and many of the kids’ (and my) activities are coming to a close. There have been extra practices and parties and we’re still doing our slow but steady homeschool stuff. Lots of books and lots of games this time of year! Plus we’re finishing up some old (unfinished) lapbook projects...

This and That — Math 0

This and That — Math

 Math Monster:  I spread out various cards for the kids — multiplication problems for LD, addition problems for DD and letters to identify for ED.  I’m the math monster and try to tag the kids. If they don’t have a card they are frozen, if they have a card and can answer correctly they can go free (if they answer incorrectly they’re frozen as well). They can be unfrozen by...

Flower and Butterfly Themed Addition Cards 1

Flower and Butterfly Themed Addition Cards

I made some addition cards for DD this afternoon. We needed some new, more challenging addition cards to use with our ‘Fast Track’ board game.  DD wanted flowers and butterfly cards, so I thought I’d give it a go.  She declared that these were “beauuuuu – ti – ful.”   Hope someone else can use them. Click here to view and print out the addition cards. If you want to print out...

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Math Card Games and Gameboards (for my 5 year old)

A pack of Crazy Eight cards from the dollar store comes in handy for doing math fact games. Addition Facts Game: Each player started with five cards. There’s a discard pile and a draw pile. Each player takes a turn drawing or picking up a card from the discard pile. The first time we played, we used the numbers 0 through 6 and set the other numbers aside. We had...

Math Activities for DD (age 5) 10

Math Activities for DD (age 5)

DD has enjoyed math so far this week. In addition to a bit of work in her math workbook each day — here are some things we did together: Place Value: She is finding the numbers 500 90 and 7 and stacking them on top of each other (bottom left of pic) to make 597. These plastic place value cards are from our  Right Start Math curriculum, but can be...

2nd Grade Math: Clock Work & Other  Math Work 4

2nd Grade Math: Clock Work & Other Math Work

I saw this wonderful clock idea at Suddenly 2nd Grade — http://mrsnielson-2ndgrade.blogspot.com/. The blog appears not to be up and running any more. Anyway, LD has been working on time in intervals of 5 minutes.  This idea and the clock printout made by Mrs. Nielson is  great.  She has the bottom sheet available to print out too, but when we made it I felt it’d be better for LD to...

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Skip Counting by 3s and 4s — Active Math Game

LD continues to work on his first multiplication tables from 1s to 6s — with lots of skip counting along the way.  Today I had him working on 4s mostly. It has been quite a long time since we’ve done active math games outside and we had a reprieve in the weather. So we set up a chalk math snail again. LD had to multiply each number by 4.  DD...

Wonderful Valentine’s Day Math Activities (for K or 1st) 4

Wonderful Valentine’s Day Math Activities (for K or 1st)

I’ve come across a number of beautiful Valentine’s Day math activities that I plan to use this week with DD. They are so pretty and well done, I just had to share in case someone else might want to incorporate them into their week! I wish I had the time (and health!…I still have a vicious cough from the pneumonia.) to be making such beautiful things, but at the moment...

Some of LD’s Activities (2nd Grade) 2

Some of LD’s Activities (2nd Grade)

Science: Obviously we’re working on our Earth Science Unit and that will probably continue for at least another month.  We are also working through the Real Science-4 Kids Chemistry book Pre-Level 1.  I really like these books and recommended them to my sister (they homeschool) back a couple of years ago. Her kids are older than mine and she went through the Pre-Level one books and then continued on with...

Skip Counting by 4s — StarFighter Game 2

Skip Counting by 4s — StarFighter Game

Here are the cards and game boards I made for LD. I cut them out and mounted them on a file folder so you can’t see through the back! The red cards are the 4s times tables plus two enemy tie fighters. The game board has five slots. To play the game all the red cards are turned upside down. Each player takes a turn choosing a card and solving...