Math manipulatives. They're so important for children learning math, but what are they and which ones do you really need? This post will tell you just that! Step into any good math classroom and you should find lots of math manipulatives available for children to get their hands on. When … [Read more...] about Marvellous math manipulatives for preschool, kindergarten and beyond
Grades 2, 3 and 4
A fun, hands-on introduction to tens and ones with these jolly place value penguins! It's safe to say that penguins are very popular in our house. According to my children, they are the most excellent creature on the planet and because of this, we look out for penguin-themed anything and … [Read more...] about Place value penguins (math craft and more!)
These self-correcting math puzzles are fun way to practise place value (and they make a nice change from worksheets too) It's no secret that I'm a big fan of math puzzles. They're a fun, hands-on way to practise and revise math topics. And the great news? Most children seem to really … [Read more...] about Place value puzzles (for 2-digit numbers)
Never heard of expanded form? Fear not. This post will walk you through it, step by step. Prepare to be baffled no longer. Does your child's math homework involve questions about something mysterious called 'expanded form'? Never heard of it? Don't worry, you're certainly not … [Read more...] about What is ‘expanded form’ in math?
A pumpkin math craft for fall. Great for working on multiplication facts and revising the concept of multiples. I don't know about you, but we are well and truly in the middle of pumpkin season. Porches all over our neighbourhood are decked out with pumpkins. So many so, in fact, that any … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Multiples (math craft!)
A fun summer-themed set of worksheets to practise those times tables and avoid the summer slide! Summer's here at last! Hoorah! Now, when it comes to summer, I appreciate that times tables are certainly not the first thing that springs to mind. Beach trips - yes, ice cream - yes, times … [Read more...] about Summer Multiplication Facts Worksheets