Once upon a time I never thought I would be able to teach math, and while I’m still glad for a few curriculums we use Math Lessons For A Living Education and Life of Fred. I’ve discovered that I am not so helpless in teaching math in a very fun and gentle (on all of us) way.
Currently my seven and five year old are not doing any formal math. We are simply reading books, playing games, developing a sense of the mathematical world and having fun until its time to learn more. While my ten year old, math kid, is using all of the above and most of the Upper Elementary List below.
What is not added in these lists is all the living math picture books, educational shows, card games, board games and what we like to call “math me”. That game is simply me asking them random math related questions as they come up in life. It’s name came from “Mom, its not math time and you just mathed me!”
If you have a little one struggling math or happen to have a math kid these lists are great for both camps.
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Lower Elementary Math or “supplements” and fun alternatives to flashcards in order I would use them.
- Puzzle Books
- Foundational Math
- 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea Sticker Book
- Comic Book Math
- Adding and Subtracting Activity Book
- Pencil & Paper Games
Upper Elementary Math “supplements” and fun alternative to flashcards in order I would use them.
- Thinking Tree Math Mysteries
- 99 Math Puzzles
- Multiplication Math Journal (Great for math facts.)
- Times Tables Activity Book
- Measuring Things Activity Book
- Minecraft Math Mysteries
- This Is Not A Math Book
- Division Math Facts Exploration
- Fractions and Decimals Activity Book
- Are You A Math Genius?
- Thinking Tree Multiplication Games
- This is Not Another Math Book