# 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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The Last Block game - with pattern blocks. Make your own game boards using triangle graph paper.

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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!

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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!

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

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#### Tons of great ideas for teaching and learning with a hundreds chart, plus free hidden picture pages! These are so cute!

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Kindergarten Math Ideas to Help Make Common Core Standards FUN and Hands-On Learning

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#### Math Play for Kindergarten Numbers 1-100

#### Kindergarten Math Ideas to Help Make Common Core Standards FUN and Hands-On Learning Make learning fun with these Kindergarten Common Core math games for learning numbers and counting from 1-100. Playing with math concepts and using hands-on games is a great way for kids to internalize math concepts!

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Our Kindergarten Journey: "To develop the whole child we must develop the mathematical child." - D. Uno and Jenga for Math.

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

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Fan Tan: A math game for counting up, counting down, and family fun!

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Free download: Pattern block activities and games. Try these, and then branch out on your own explorations of pattern, shape, and design.

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

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

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#### Some good ideas on this blog could be a challenge for older kiddos

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Outdoor Math Game: Exploring Size - The Measured Mom

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#### Active outdoor game for exploring size, could take pictures of kids and make adjective book. Comes with FREE printable action cards!!

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fraction game using connect four for a math activity

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Staple five pieces of construction paper together and then slice them up to make a flip book...

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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...

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#### Downloadable book about which shape doesn't belong

#### Free ebook: On every page are four shapes. The question is the same throughout the book—which one doesn’t belong? For example, which shape doesn’t belong in this set? (multiple answers!)

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Negative Numbers for Young Students: "Would you like to introduce your students to negative numbers before they study them in pre-algebra? With a whimsical number line, negative ..."

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#### Introducing Negative Numbers - negative number tree...Great introduction that kids will understand! Love that she also gives a card game for kids to play to help reinforce the negitive number concept.

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Math Coach's Corner: A Mathemagician's Game for Making Ten

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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...

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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?”

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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.

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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…

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#### Drinking straws, shoe laces & fine motor skills. Cut straws to make DIY counters for tens and ones.

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#### Preschool Physical Development - Children use their fine motor skills as they attach the little straw pieces to the string. Cognitive development is used as they count or create patterns with the straw pieces as they add them as well. Many ideas!

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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.

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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...

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Must-Read Math Book: It’s a short book with plenty of great stories, advice, and conversation-starters. While Danielson writes directly to parents, the book will...