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So this will be my ultimate resource page for FunMathActivitiesForKids. I’ll show you what you can find around here, how you can go to different article categories, and also my favorite math learning supplies, and other things I love.
PS: I will update this page as I go to add new items, and as my kids learn more topics.
In this article:
This is where I share why I started this website, and what I hope to do to help you. I also shared about why I think having Math skill is so important in our daily life.
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Pattern and Shape
For Lower Elementary
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Math Learning Supplies
This is the list of items I use frequently when teaching math to my daughters. Or generally in learning activities at home. Most of them are common office supplies which can be found in almost any stationery shop. While at the bottom I add some good-to-have math learning supplies which maybe more specific in educational supplies category, that either can be found locally or you can ordered online if you wish.
Basic writing supplies:
- Blank papers. To draw, scribble, write, color, anything. Including whenever I need to print out any learning materials. I started when my eldest was in Kindergarten 2 so she preferred to have things with drawings, colors, etc, so I didn’t use much of regular lined notebook at home. Except what she needs for her school homework if any.
- Pencils and erasers. I’d suggest to have extras, because they’re very fast to go missing in the house.
- Sharpener and ruler, for those who are already big enough to use them.
- Coloring tools: up to you (if you have small kids, you know you can never have enough of these), it can be crayons, color pencils, markers, watercolor, color highlighter, etc.
- Whiteboard, with the markers and duster. Because sometimes kids just get bored with paper works.
DIY / Office supplies:
- Glue (just the basic paper glue is fine)
- Masking tape
- Laminator. Good to make any dry-erase practice sheet, making number cards, etc.
Math manipulatives, a.k.a. counting objetcs:
- Wooden craft stick/popsicle sticks
- Building blocks (can be lego, wooden building blocks, wooden domino blocks, etc)
- Math counting chips/math counters
- Or other natural small objects (in similar sizes), like small rocks, beads, buttons, pompoms, etc.
Math learning tools:
- Number cards. You can make your own with card stock and laminator, or get some sandpaper number cards.
- Magnetic number sets with operation symbols
- Mathlink cubes (connecting cubes). Good for practicing basic additions and number bonds.
- Base Ten frames, to learn place values. Suitable for Grade 1 onward.
Math Story Books for Preschoolers onwards:
I mentioned this as part of my post about teaching precshool to count, read it here.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar – the famous counting book!
- Curious George’s 1 to 10 and Back Again
- Count The Monkeys – and they never made it to actually count the Monkeys!
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed
Kids Shows About Math:
Peg+Cat: Join a girl, Peg, and her cute pet, named Cat, in solving everyday problems by using math in a fun and interactive ways!