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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.

    Playful Math for Preschool & Early Elementary

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

    Playing with Pattern Blocks | Unschooling Conversations

    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

    Make a Toddler Busy Board That's Supernova

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

    Brilliant Ways to Use a Hundreds Chart -

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

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

    Visual perception

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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?

    Infinite Cake: Don Cohen's Infinite Series for Kids

    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!

    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

    Outdoor Math Game: Exploring Size - The Measured Mom

    Outdoor Math Game: Exploring Size - The Measured Mom

    fraction game using connect four for a math activity

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

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

    Fractions in Action

    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

    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 ..."

    Negative Numbers for Young Students

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    Talking Math with Your Kids