Saturday, November 26, 2016

How and When to Teach a Child Math Facts

 When to Teach a Child Math Facts

Most two-year-olds can recite the numbers one through ten, but just few of them understand that the name of a number can refer to the number of items in a set: five cars, three teddy bears, two flowers.

Math can only be mastered by acquiring basic understanding, not by memorizing the math facts. In other words, if your child can count and understand:

Quantity

Number recognition

Number meaning 

Operations

...then he is ready to learn math facts.

There are the addition math facts 3+4=7, subtraction math facts 5-1=4, multiplication math facts 5x4=20 and division math fact 40/8=5.

How to Teach a Child Math Facts

 Here are some strategies that can help your child master basic facts:

1. Skip Counting - counting by 2s (2,4,6,8,10), 3s (3,6,9...)

2. Make 10

3. Doubles 4+4=8

4. Near doubles  4+5=9

5.Commutative Property 2+6=8  6+2=8

6. Fact Families - addition/subtraction fact families and multiplication/division fact families. (e.g. addition and subtraction fact family for numbers 2,3,5 are 2+3=5, 3+2=5, 5-2=3, 5-3=2)

Most importantly, give your child a fun way to practice their math facts, and you will be making an active improvement in their mental and physical health as a result.

I created this ladybug clip cards with addition facts to 10 to help my child develop her fact fluency.

How to teach a child math facts
 
I also made my cards self-checking, which makes them PERFECT for independent work! It is known that independence is fundamental for success, boosts confidence and promotes happiness.

Ladybug Math Addition Math Fact Fluency

There is one card for each addition fact with sums to 10. 65 clip card altogether. These cards can be differentiated very simply.
- If you want to practice double fact fluency, you can select the cards with double facts. You can also pick out the Make 10 cards, the Commutative Property cards, the Near Double cards.

Math Fact Fluency Addition

You can find this printable self-checking clip card set bellow.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

How to Use Bingo Cards in Different Ways

I have been playing Bingo with my students for ages. I wrote about ways we use Bingo cards in my older posts Bingo with Shapes and Bingo Numbers  to 100.
 
 We love to play Bingo at home as well. Since I have four and six year old kiddos, we have been playing bingo entirely in a traditional way so far. I didn't even think about what and how could we use this game in other ways.
  I thought that it is far more than enough for my preschoolers to describe shapes and master the three languages they are speaking.

We simply hand out one Bingo card to everyone.

The caller pulls out one image, describes it and shows it to the others.
Shapes Hands on Activity
The participants place something (pebbles, coins, beans) on the called image if it is on their cards.
2D Shapes Bingo

Homeschooling Shapes
 The aim of this game is to be the first  player who marks all the images on your card to get BINGO.
Shapes Kindergarten Elementary School Activities

Shape Matching Games


 Such a great thing happened today. My kiddos made up two new ways to play with bingo cards. It happened so naturally, while they were waiting for us to start the game.

First, they started sorting the cards by shapes and by colors.
How to use Bingo Cards in Different Ways
Why didn't think of that?
2D Shapes Patterning Activity
 Then they used the bingo card as a pattern card.
How to use Bingo Cards in Different Ways
 When learning becomes a game, everyone has so much fun.
Shape Bingo
 It made my day!
Math Center


 You can find this printable bingo set bellow.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Shape-Bingo-2516464



Friday, November 18, 2016

2D Shapes Flip Book


2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

I love flip books because  they make learning fun! My students enjoy creating them, but also love to read them over and over again.
The best of all, there is no use of costly colored ink. Just print the black&white pages and you are ready to go!

2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

Kiddos begin by the cutting out the pages...anything that involves cutting is fun, isn't it?
2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

 Color, read, trace and write each shape...
2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

Cut out the letters...
2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

Paste the correct letter into each box...
2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity


2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

And voila students are ready to staple their flip books.
2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity


2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity

Included in this resource: triangle, rectangle, square, circle, star, heart, crescent, oval, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid.


2D Shapes Flip Book Cut and Paste Activity
2D Shapes Flip Book

Need other flip books? Check out my Flip Books Post.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

I Spy Shapes...

Games like I spy... keep our mind young and active. This game is great for working on visual discrimination, counting and expanding vocabulary.

Note: Recently, I decided to create an I Spy Shapes game to add to my collection of shape printables.  Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all of my Shape packets. I have also decided to create a FREE I Spy Game collection. Already have a Free Printable I spy School Supplies Packet. Pin this page or follow my blog and check back often to find out  what I've added.

With my I Spy packets you can easily tailor the activity to your child's interests, level and ages. This printable pack includes 4 different I Spy Shapes pages where kids have to find, name and/or count funny colorful shapes and write down the number of objects they find.

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game

 Here are a few of the pages from the I Spy Shapes packet in action:

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game

If you don't know how to play I Spy...game and/or you are like me an I spy...game fan, you can find my FREE I Spy School Supplies here with instructions.


Get your set of FREE I Spy Shapes Game bellow.

I Spy Shapes Printable Activity Classroom Game
Download

For more shape printable worksheets, posters, games, task cards and more check out all of my shape packets bellow!

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