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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.
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Gordon Hamilton of Math Pickle posted Rock, a new active math game for grades K–2. If you have a set of kids and a few minutes to spare, give it a try!

Active Math Game: Rock

Make a Toddler Busy Board That's Supernova

Math Geek Mamafrom Math Geek Mama

Brilliant Ways to Use a Hundreds Chart

.Tons of great ideas for teaching and learning with a hundreds chart, plus free hidden picture pages.

Brilliant Ways to Use a Hundreds Chart -

Math Play for Kindergarten {Numbers 1-100} - Coffee Cups and Crayons

How can we divide it evenly, so we each get a fair share? How big is your piece?

Infinite Cake: Don Cohen's Infinite Series for Kids

The Amazing Flexible & Free {Printable} Ruler – Measure Odd Shaped Objects Easily!

The Amazing Flexible & Free Printable Ruler – Measure Odd Shaped Items | Blog

Maths can be done outdoors and here is a simple task children can do that suits all skill levels. (Laughing Kids Learn)

Maths Outdoors - Laughing Kids Learn

The Measured Momfrom The Measured Mom

Outdoor Math Game: Exploring Size

Outdoor Math Game: Exploring Size - The Measured Mom

No Time For Flash Cardsfrom No Time For Flash Cards

Fraction Game { with connect 4 } - Learning After School

Fraction Game { with connect 4 } - Learning After School - No Time For Flash Cards

On every page are four shapes. The question is the same throughout the book—which one doesn’t belong? If you are thinking, “It depends on how you look at it,” then you’ve got the idea...

Building a better shapes book

Games and Activities with Pattern blocks: The best part of playing with pattern blocks is sitting next to another person and conversing about anything and everything while you play...

Playing with Pattern Blocks | Unschooling Conversations

Seeing Improper Fractions: ...where the numerator is larger than the denominator, like 5/3 or 289/18. Children naturally get used to thinking that a fraction is like a partially filled pie. 3/4 means we had a pie with 4 pieces but there are only 3 left. And then we spring 5/4 on them--- “Huh? If there are only 4 pieces in the pie to begin with, how is it possible to have 5?”

Seeing Improper Fractions

No Time For Flash Cardsfrom No Time For Flash Cards

Math Activity for Preschool - Hanging Out The Wash

Work on math and fine motor skills with this fun laundry inspired match game. Match up the numbers on the socks to the numbers on the clothes pins.

Hanging Out The Wash { Math & Fine Motor Skills}

Straws, shoelaces and fine motor skills in children. It’s a good activity for kids over 2 years of age, but while my toddler was stringing, my much older kid also sat by our side with a shoelace in her hand, so the age thing is quite relative…

Drinking Straws, Shoelaces and Fine Motor Skills | krokotak

Mama Smilesfrom Mama Smiles

Giant Pattern Block Scenes

Giant Pattern Block Scenes: Contact paper is a wonderful stabilizer so kids can create giant pattern block scenes without getting frustrated by pieces being moved around.

Giant Pattern Block Scenes - Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting

Game: Hundred Chart Nim: The first player chooses any number from 1 to 15 and places a token on that square of the hundred chart. On each succeeding turn, the pla...

Game: Hundred Chart Nim