A worksheet is an easy way to accomplish these objectives. There are many workbooks available and most math curriculums supply you with plenty of worksheets. You can turn them over and let the child get to work. But they are not the only way.
Games are an excellent way to build number awareness and practice math facts. Math games can breathe fresh air into your math program. Kids enjoy playing games, and because they are having fun they usually try harder and retain what they are learning better. Games also help them see a real connection with math. Even if it is just a game, they can see that math is useful.
In addition to practicing math skills, games allow you to involve the whole family which builds unity and allows older children to help younger children learn. They are a win-win solution.
You can utilize games extensively for building number awareness and practicing math facts or you can use games as a supplement such as a once-a-week game day. Here are some of our favorite math games.
Games to Build Number Awareness and Practice Math Facts
- Calendar Skills
- Chutes and Ladders
- Coin Change-Up
- Counting activities
- Crazy Eights
- Domino stair step pattern
- Dutch Blitz
- Fraction tower links
- Hi-Ho Cherry-O
- Level Thinking
- Math Dice
- Math activities with linking cubes
- Math games to play in the car
- Mental math practice
- Mobi Math
- Muggins Math games
- National Number Knockout
- Number Balance
- Pennies to Nickels
- Shutters Game
- Six Tens Card Games
- Skip Counting
- Stair-step pattern with dominoes
- Stair-step pattern with abacus
Find more math manipulative and game suggestions in the math manipulative post series.
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