# Making Math Fun!

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Measurement: standard and non-standard units anchor chart

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Ice cream cone craft...add up the scoops to see how much it cost.

### Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons: Show me the MONEY!

"Figure Me Out" math activity...great for beginning of the year or anytime!

### Shut the Door and Teach: Figure Me Out Beginning of the Year Math

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A giant ten frame made out of a plastic tablecloth and black duct tape. The squares are big enough for kids to stand in to do kinesthetic math in kindergarten.

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Domino Parking Lot: Set all the dominoes out, face down. Draw one at a time. If the sum matches an empty spot on your parking lot, you can play it there. If not, turn it back over and let the next player choose. First to cover their board wins.

### ABC and 123: Play To Learn ~ Numbers & Counting

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### TheHappyTeacher

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DIY floor puzzle...use tape to make a square on the floor and have child fill the square with blocks. What a great way to focus and problem solve with geometric shapes!

### Make Your Own Puzzle with Blocks!

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After reading the book, Shapes in my World, students trace and cut out shapes to create (shape) collages.

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### Geometry - Quadrilateral Christmas Card Project

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First Graders See Symmetry! Blog post with several teaching ideas for symmetry including a call-and-response chant

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Contact Paper Shape Art - Using contact paper, canvas and paint, kids can create art and learn about shapes at the same time

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Shapes Picture

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Winter graph using gloves, mittens, or bare hands... "What did you wear today?"

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10 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts beyond flashcards

### 10 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts

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The egg and bean game. Number sense, subtraction, addition - use other thematic hats, fruit, etc. depending on the time of year.

### Heidisongs Resource: Egg Blog!

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Pretend Elevator ~ simple pretend play that is great for working on number recognition. Kiddos can write or talk about which floor they're going to and what's on that floor.

### Pretend Elevator Play

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Pumpkin Life Cycle Game: kiddos will review the stages in the life cycle of pumpkins as they play. Instead of dice, they use Number Cards to read numbers in the form of numerals, number names, tally marks or dots.

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Foldable flash cards

### Make Math Drills Fun

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Nonstandard measuring...measuring with pumpkins

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Here's a terrific post with directions and resources on how to introduce fractions using paper folding!

### Equal Fractions with Paper Folding

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Use dry erase marker on desks to make place value mats...fun idea for 2 digit addition and subtraction!!!

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Like this idea for a math warm-up

### Mrs Jump's class: Penguin Plans Day 3 and a freebie!

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Andy Addition - anchor chart (image only)

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Candy Corn Teeth Math Facts: top teeth and bottom teeth represent the two numbers to add together, then fill in worksheet

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