As educators, we are always on the hunt for ways to engage our kids. What about math songs? Songs are often overlooked as teaching strategy. Why? In our quest for mastery of ALL the standards, singing songs can be viewed as juvenile or not schedule worthy. Not true! First, let's not ...

# Make Math Fun

Ready to have your kids begging to do math? Learn about hands-on activities, fun games and engaging math resources below.

## 14 Math Read Alouds and Extension Ideas for Elementary Kids

Are you searching for an easy way to "hook" your kids into your newest math lesson? Or maybe you want to make a math concept more relatable. One of the first things that pops into my mind when I am brainstorming new ways to introduce a new math topic is: "Which book should I read?" Surprised? ...

## How to Make Your Kids Independent During Math Centers

Picture this. Your students working together in math workstations doing meaningful math work, while you do your teacher-led small group. How would that feel? Great, right? This can become your reality. One of the biggest problems that causes math centers to fail is the lack of consistency. This ...

## 8 Reasons to Start Using Math Games for Review NOW

Are you searching for a way to make math exciting to review? Or are you trying to explain to others why math games are not just play with no purpose? Look no further because there are numerous benefits for adding math games to your teaching toolkit. Math games are an effective instructional strategy ...

## 30 Ways to Make Math FUN for Elementary Kids

Making math fun can be seen as a challenge. But, I am here to say that is simply not true. There are many ways that we can make math engaging and fun for our kids. Here is The Ultimate List of Ways to Make Math Fun (and still educational): 1. Make It Hands-On Have you ever been in a workshop or ...

## 5 Ways to Have Fun With Math Name Tags

As you know, I am always trying to think of fun and interactive ways to teach math. I wrote a blog post a while ago about ways to make reviewing multiplication fun and one of the ideas was to buy "Hello My Name Is" name tag stickers and write equations on them. Then students would have to call each ...

## Fun Halloween Math Activities

Try out these fun Halloween themed math activities in your classroom. You can differentiate each one of these ideas and use them in your Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. Webby Math Representations Use a web template and attach a string to it. Based on the level of your ...

## Mobile Math Task Cards for the Busy Teacher

Every minute of the instructional day is precious. There is never enough time to do it all! How can I help kids review math skills in a fun way, but still make sure they are learning? It has to be easy to implement and meaningful. These were some of the thoughts that ran through my mind and ...

## Using Interactive Number Lines to Support Number Sense

Since the beginning of the school year, I've been thinking about ways to build number sense with my students. Check out my earlier post 3 Math Routines to Build Number Sense. I recently stumbled upon an idea about using number lines to help students better understand the relationship between ...

## Engaging Hundreds Chart Activities Part 2

This is part 2 of a two part post on Hundred Chart Activities. If you have read part 1 of the post, welcome back. If this is your first post with me I would like to welcome you. The hundreds chart is a tool for students to explore and think about the number system. Students can use it in a ...

## Mystery Bag Number Activities

Are you looking for a way to engage your students in new and interesting ways? Then the mystery bag activity is just for you! Purchase 6 gift bags from your local Dollar Tree or Walmart. In fact, the bags used in this example were 2 for a $1.00. The total cost of the 6 bags from the Dollar Tree ...