Math activities develop a wide range of mathematical thinking skills including: understanding numbers, recognizing and replicating patterns, making estimates, computing answers to number problems, and dealing with statistics and probability. Math activities also cover measurement, time, and money.
Activities with Picture Books
Travels in a Box
Explore the difficulties and dangers of Henry's journey to freedom.
Create news headlines for key events in the story.
Tools to Measure Time
Collect and discuss tools that measure time
Ice Cream Incentive
Build a banana split as visual record of progress toward a goal.An effective classroom management tool is the incentive chart.
Survey family and friends about their favorite soup and graph the results
Students practice making change and exchanging groups of coins of equal value.
What's Your Favorite?
Conduct a survey to determine and report on favorite sandwiches and use the results to practice graphing skills.
Spice Cake Scrutiny
Learn more about spices and taste-test the delicious products of different spice cake recipes.
Animals, Tall to Short
Order animals from tallest to shortest
Which one is bigger?
Put creatures in the story in order by size.
What's In A Name?
Have fun with place names while learning about their cultural or historical significance.
Your Own Dot Art
Combine math and fine arts by encouraging students to think creatively about shapes in the world around them.
Seed Dispersal Graph
Create a graph representing how seeds are dispersed
Make a seed order
Use spring seed catalogs to determine the cost of Holly's experiment
Poetry for Math and Science
Extends math or science lessons by writing short poems about the concepts studied.
Numbers All Around!
Finding objects or activities of daily life that use numerals and numbers.
Work with seasonal characters, adjectives, numbers and number words to make an interesting countdown book.
Write a story where your hometown throws a party for other places in your region.
Match cookie-cutter shapes
Match cookie cutters to the shapes they create.
Bake your own Thunder Cake
Make a thunder cake to practice following directions and measuring things.
Divide and Share
Sharing yummy cookies with more friends means fewer treats for each.
Downloads & Resources
The student worksheets provide practice in counting and matching numerals and number words
Pumpkin counting mats to help students count large numbers of learning to group by ten
This set of dominoes features different geometric shapes
Students develop/demonstrate computation and number operation skills using these worksheets featuring images associated with Halloween.
For a writer's notebook: Words that can be used in an answer to the question "How many are there?"
Students develop/demonstrate computation and number operation skills using these worksheets featuring images associated with Thanksgiving.
Worksheet featuring images associated with winter holidays provides students with an opportunity work with patterns and determine the next image in a squence.
Worksheet featuring images associated with Thanksgiving that provides students with an opportunity work with patterns and determine the next image in a squence.
Worksheets featuring images associated with winter holidays provide opportunities work with numbers and patterns.
Students develop/demonstrate number sense, noting details, and recognizing patterns using these worksheets featuring images associated with Halloween.
These spider web counting mats can be used in a learning center or to practice or assess student recognition of numerals, number words, and counting objects.
Students develop/demonstrate number sense, noting details, and recognizing patterns using these worksheets featuring images of summer activities.
Children think about symmetry while drawing the other half of a butterfly. Colored butterflies make a great decorations.
Use these photo cards featuring tools to keep track of time in math, vocabulary, and science activities.
A set of four circular word puzzles to build vocabulary: months of the year, days of the week, units of time, and tools to track time