How to Teach Place Value in Math

The Whack It! Place Value Math Game is a great addition to how to teach place value in math.  Place value is one of those math activities that is just so easy and fun to do outside of a workbook. We’ve often used whole body learning to learn place value with our feet and now we found another way with this table top game.  All you need is a flyswatter (we got ours from the dollar store), some painter’s tape,...

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Multiplication Games: Finger Hopscotch Printable

Hi Creekside Learning readers! I’m Clarissa, author of Munchkins and Moms, a blog about learning through play in the preschool and toddler years! Today I am guest posting to tell you more about fun multiplication games. This one uses the whole body learning technique that you may already be familiar with (have you seen the Multiplication High Fives activity that is here on Creekside Learning yet? It’s fantastic!) This...

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Multiplication Chart (Free Printable)

Before kids completely memorize multiplication tables, having a quick reference on hand is essential.  That’s why I created this free printable multiplication chart. Kids can keep it on their desk or in their notebook, ready when they need it.   Learning multiplication tables is such a critical skill in the elementary years. In our house, we’ve played lots of multiplication games. Our favorite one...

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Multiplication Games ~ Learn Times Tables While You Move

We love to play math games around here and these multiplication games have been used over and over again in our house. I first shared the idea of Multiplication High Fives here, then decided to take it to the next level and create a downloadable multiplication chart and High Five template. This method has been so effective in getting math facts to stick for my kids. I hope you’ll find it useful as well.  High Five Math...

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Ultimate List of Hands On Math for Kindergarten Through 6th Grade

Step out of the workbooks and into hands-on, whole-body math learning with this ultimate list of math activities.  From kindergarten to 6th grade, we have ideas here for so many of the math concepts kids learn in those elementary to beginning middle school years. We have new hands on math ideas posted here regularly on Creekside Learning. Make sure you sign up for our twice-per-month newsletter so you don’t miss a single one!...

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Counting to 100 Scavenger Hunt with Free Printables

One of our kindergarten math activities this year is counting to 100 and doing it in a way that is fun and gets our bodies moving. Whole-body learning activities are always a hit for my active kids, so I made these Valentine numbers. They are also great for incorporating into 100 Days of School activities.    Setting Up the “Count to 100” Scavenger Hunt I hid these in groups of 24 (since there’s 12 per...

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