# 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.

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

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

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#### 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!

#### Math Play for Kindergarten Numbers 1-100: AWESOME ideas!

#### Make learning fun with these Kindergarten Common Core math games for learning numbers and counting from 1-100. Math play for kindergarten using hands-on games is a great way for kids to internalize math concepts!

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#### Play Create Explore: Tracing Bottle Caps and Lids to Make an Outline Matching Activity/Puzzle. Great and inexpensive

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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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#### Have them do with bingo chips to form 10-frames? Then label with numbers

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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#### Pattern Block Lessons to Meet CCSS Grades K–2, pdf | The Math Learning Center Catalog Lots of other great free activities on this site. Need to print!!!

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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#### Help your little one learn about the concept of size with this active outdoor math game for preschoolers! Free printable action cards are included.

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fraction game using connect four for a math activity

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#### Connect 4 Fraction Game - This is such a fun, hands on math game for kids to practice fractions.

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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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#### 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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#### 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... ( Use with LOF)

#### Life of Fred Apples: negative number tree....great ideas for introducing negative numbers!

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

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#### Kids learn a card "trick" that is basically a way to get them comfortable with making 10 with two numbers (1+9,2+8,3+7,...)

#### Math Coach's Corner: A Mathemagician's Game for Making Ten ANOTHER card game for Garrett!!!!!

#### Make 10 Math Coach's Corner: A Mathemagician's Game for Making Ten. Is it math or is it magic? Maybe a little of both! Check out this nifty activity for making tens that requires nothing more than a deck of playing cards. :)

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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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#### Pattern block ideas: building hexagons, building triangles, ask how many triangles are in a hexagon/trapezoid/rhombus, take turns putting a block down and try to leave the other person unable to make another move, play with pattern block dice, fill in larger hectagons...

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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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#### Math & Fine Motor activity for kids. put in dramatic play and they will never know they are working on fine motor skills

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### 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…

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#### We used to make these as kids - cut straws into pieces and string them like beads. Straws, shoelaces and fine motor skills in children. Good idea for a Sunday School beading centre. Not as expensive as buying lots of beads. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources http://pinterest.com/sostherapy.

#### 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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#### Contact paper makes it easy for kids to create GIANT pattern block scenes.

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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...

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"This game held Owen’s interest for several rounds, but the amazing part was that it also held his brother’s interest as well (ages 7 and 10)!"

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#### Race to Fill the Cup! Counting Game for Preschoolers. Math center idea.

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#### Race to Fill the Cup! Counting Game for Preschoolers (adapt it to addition game by rolling 2 die and finding sum)

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Let the KIDS decide what to write on the post-its: any calculation that = the house number.

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Here's a post with lots of suggestions for using Cuisenaire rods.