Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Simplistic Math Games


We use dice and dominoes a bit in math here. The Place Value Game & Domino Math are two of the biggest hits. So while sitting here considering how to expand with more play and have them learn to show their work I thought about adding the value of rolled dice. Imagine my delight when I discovered that Homeschooling with Index Cards all ready had some fun math papers created! They have the regular dice game math paper as well as one for fact families with dice. That is a really great idea, especially for little ones who are still learning their fact families. They also have a dice multiplication paper too which will be very handy in the upcoming months. I love the domino math paper, which saves me the trouble of making one; there's also a multiplication version. This is where we usually print out our Hundreds Chart from as well, and you can find a lot of games here to use with it. I've never introduced my boys to an addition/subtraction chart, I've always just hung a poster with the math facts in the bathroom. However, I thought it might be fun to introduce them to this handy addition chart that Molly's made. I suspect it will get some wheels turning for a certain little boy I know. I was also really excited to see her Mathematician Biography papers as I'm hoping to use Mathematician's Are People Too not too far down the road.

While these forms aren't exactly Math related I thought I'd point out Molly's Bible Study Paper for kids. I love the little slots for prayer requests! Check out her Country Pages*, which are fantastic for many of the unit studies we do. I love them! (*it's a zip file under the What's New Category.)