Category Archives: Math

Shapes Treasure Hunt – Free hide and seek game with colors and shapes for toddlers and preschoolers

Shapes Treasure Hunt - Hide and seek game with colors and shapes for toddlers and preschoolers

When Caroline was a toddler, I found a hide and seek shape game online. She LOVED playing it. I decided to make my own version to share here. I improved it and added a bit of flexibility that was lacking with the one I downloaded. After you print the three pages, cut out the nine (Continue reading…)

America Math Pack – 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

America Math Pack 6 Centers and Activities for Patriotic Holidays

This math pack celebrates America with 6 centers and activities. Perfect for your students who need hands-on learning and not just another worksheet. The pack is designed primarily for first grade, but could also work in kindergarten or second grade depending on student ability. All student sheets are provided in both color and black/white. This (Continue reading…)

Telling Time “I Have Who Has” Game – Hour, Half-hour, Quarter-hour Math Activity

Telling Time "I Have Who Has" Game  Hour, Half-hour, Quarter-hour Math Activity

Your students will enjoy this fun telling time game. “I Have Who Has” is a fun way to get your students actively participating in math. There are 32 cards that feature clocks set to the hour, half-hour and quarter-hour. This activity is part of my Learning is Fun Literacy and Math Pack and my Back (Continue reading…)

Sort, Count and Graph Math Activity – Math Center

Sort Count and Graph Math Activity Center

Students will sort the school supplies cards into groups. They will then count them and correctly graph the number of items. This is the perfect activity for students who need a hands-on, engaging activity instead of a plain worksheet. The student pages are provided in both color and black/white. This activity is part of my (Continue reading…)

Number Ordering Math Activity – Sequencing from Least to Greatest

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Students will put groups of six number cards in order from least to greatest (numbers 1-29). They will then write the numbers in correct order on their recording sheet. This is the perfect activity for students who need a hands-on, engaging activity instead of a worksheet. The student pages are provided in both color and (Continue reading…)

Fact Families Math Activity – 28 Fact Families including Doubles

Fact Families Math Activity - 28 Fact Families including Doubles

Students will solve the fact families on the center cards. They will record their answers on the appropriate student sheet. This is the perfect activity for students who need a hands-on, engaging activity instead of another worksheet. Recording sheets come in both triple digit and double digit format. The student pages are provided in both (Continue reading…)

Spring Literacy and Math Pack – 19 Centers and Activities for Reading, Writing, and Math

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This spring-themed mega pack is full of 19 centers and activities that include reading, writing and math topics. The two parts of this pack are also available separately in my Spring Literacy Pack and Spring Math Pack. (But you save money if you buy them together!) All of the student sheets are provided in both (Continue reading…)

How I Teach Math – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years

Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years Math

Since I already wrote at length about how we ended up as relaxed homeschoolers in my series intro and language arts post, this post will be much shorter! In The Right Side of Normal: Understanding and Honoring the Natural Learning Path for Right-Brained Children, Cindy Gaddis differentiates between arithmetic and mathematics. She describes arithmetic as (Continue reading…)

December Literacy and Math Pack – 17 Centers and Activities for Christmas

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Ho ho ho! It’s time for some December and Christmas fun! This pack is full of 17 themed math and literacy centers and activities. Lots of ready to use ideas with all sorts of holiday fun and Christmas cheer! These activities are appropriate primarily for First Grade but will also work with Kindergarten and Second (Continue reading…)

America Literacy and Math Pack – 30+ Centers, Activities for All Patriotic Holidays

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Celebrate America with this pack full of 30+ centers and activities! Designed to offer the teacher or parent maximum flexibility, it contains a wide-variety of activities with options for a number of them so the teacher can choose what is most appropriate for his/her classroom or student. This pack is perfect for Presidents’ Day, Veterans (Continue reading…)

Should elementary students formally study mathematics?

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In a 2010 article from Psychology Today, Peter Gray, Ph.D., makes the case that math should not be taught until middle school. He shares a fascinating study from 1929 that has largely disappeared from the nation’s collective radar. But the findings are stunning. In When Less Is More: The Case for Teaching Less Math in (Continue reading…)