Playful Math for Preschool & Early Elementary
As our children (and their parents!) play around with mathematical ideas and the relationships between them, we develop deep understanding that is strong enough to support future learning.
Counting and Subitising Activities: "Subitising refers to immediately knowing how many items lie within a visual scene for a small number of items. Subitising contributes to early forms of grouping. Seeing parts of a whole or that numbers are made up of other numbers...."
"We’ve been doing all kinds of math with Legos, and most recently it’s been fractions! Gresham (2nd grade) is new to fractions, and so we used Lego bricks to look at fractions from a variety of angles. It’s really easy to build fractions with Legos. We built 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 by making towers …"
Lego Challenge Math Activity for Kids (with Free Printable): "Practicing math skills like spatial awareness and geometry can be fun, especially when the math activity involves Legos! Here’s a free printable math challenge for kids using Lego or Duplo bricks..."
Mastermind logic game variation for young players.
Like everything, learning fractions is not a once off activity. It is something that can be practiced through life as well as through play. ...
Hands-On Math: Games for counting to 1,000! From Creekside Learning.
"Over the last decades, the Multiplication Tower idea has been appearing in many different projects... Kids and their grown-ups build multiplication towers using many kinds of materials: wooden blocks, LEGO bricks, software and 3D printing, and beads."
When two people try to seamlessly imitate each other, it is not only entertaining to the viewers, but to the performers as well. Invite your kids to try the Mirror Routine: it's funny, and it's a more challenging theater (or symmetry!) game than it looks. More smart symmetry games at www.moebiusnoodle...
"Reggio math explorations are always so inspiring. As someone who has never been mathematically minded, I love the idea of exploring numeracy and measurement on a more visual scale. Creativity... "