Math Activities at Home

Math Activities at Home

    • Talking Math With Your Kids
      • Research from the University of Chicago shows that simply talking about math at home with your children can help them get a deeper understanding of math and can boost their math performance.  Ask questions at the grocery store like, “How much money would it cost for 3 cans of beans?” and “How many more oranges did we buy than apples?” Have your children notice different shapes at the park.  Ask them “How many more exits until we get home?” Check out Bedtime Math and the hashtag #tmwyk on Twitter for more ideas!
    • Counting Collections
      • For children in kindergarten through 2nd grade, counting collections are a great way to practice counting at home.  Students can count anything around the home like cereal, beans, pennies, hair clips, etc. Count out loud with your kids and ask them to group their items into 5s, 10s, or 100s to make counting easier.
    • Virtual Math Games & Lessons
      • NCTM Illuminations has dozens of games for all grade levels.  Use the search feature to the right to narrow down your grade range.
      • Greg Tang Math has games and puzzles for all ages
      • Brainpop for 4th-5th graders and Brainpop Jr. for all students K-5 (both can also be logged in through Clever)
      • AAA Math has thousands of interactive lessons for all grade levels
      • Internet 4 Classroom has resources for all grade levels
      • More math games here that can be searched for by grade level
      • ABCya has skill and logic games for all grade levels
    • Virtual Manipulatives