## 4 Fun, Active Games for Practicing Math Facts

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

With the weather so beautiful, we’ve taken math outside. Don’t you love when the kids BEG and BEG for more math practice?!! So here are some of the games we’ve been playing outside…

Math Sponge Toss: If it’s getting warm where you live, the kids might enjoy this activity.  We hung math problems up on the garage door with painters tape. The kids took turns trying to SPLAT their card. If they hit the card AND solved it correctly, they got to take it down from the wall. As you can see, the kids each had their own color and their problems were different since they’re covering different things. You could even include your little ones by including cards with just a number, letter or shape (square, triangle, etc.).

Math Fact Hopscotch: We drew a hopscotch game and then put two numbers in the double squares. The kids had to either add (for ED) or multiply (for DD and LD) the numbers before they jumped on the number. They raced through as fast as they could once while I kept time. To “win” they had to beat their own time the second time through.

Math Bulls-eye Game: We created a bulls-eye with chalk. The outer numbers were drawn in green, the inner numbers in pink.  The kids had to try to get a pom-pom on each color. They added or multiplied those numbers together. If they landed on one of each color they got a point and if they got the answer correct they also got a point.

Math 5-Minute Relay Race: For this race, I made up cards ahead of time so that LD did percentage or fraction problems while DD did multiplication/division and ED practiced addition.   The kids had to work together to get as many problems correct in five minutes as they could.  They took turns running up the hill, grabbing a problem from their pile, solving it before crossing the finish line and tagging the next person to play.  They LOVED, LOVED this activity!!  We did this three times before I called it quits — and we played it again the next day too!

Do you have some games that make math fact practice fun?? We’d love to hear your ideas over at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page!!

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## Free Easter Multiplication and Division Worksheets

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Although a lot of the schools around us are having spring break, we have a family vacation coming up in another month so we’re homeschooling this week.  Over the weekend, I made some multiplication and division pages for DD and LD to practice their math facts. You can download this free by clicking on the link below. There are 3 pages.

Free Easter Multiplication and Division Worksheets

LD is also working on percents. You can download some free worksheets if you visit this post: Free Percents-Fractions-Decimal Worksheets.

You might also be interested in our series of science Egg-Speriments!

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## St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Here are some multiplication pages I made for DD when she was working on memorizing her multiplication facts last year.I put together a number of different practice pages.  There are 8 pages. As always, it is free to download.

St. Patrick’s Day Multiplication Pack

Other St. Patrick’s Day Materials:

I hope someone else find this useful! If you do, I’d love to hear from you here or over at my Facebook page.

## Winter Themed Multiplication Pages

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

I made some winter-themed multiplication pages for my daughter.  They are similar the addition pages I shared a few days ago. There are eight pages. The first few pages only have multiplication problems up through the 4s and 5s. The later pages have problems all the way to the 8s and 9s (8×6, 9×9).  They are free to download:

Free Winter Themed Multiplication Worksheets:

Browse through the multiplication category to find other free multiplication worksheets that I’ve made for the kids. Last year’s Pokemon themed multiplication cards and Pokemon multiplication pages were pretty popular!

If you find these useful, I’d love to hear from you over at my Homeschool Den Facebook Page. That’s also a great place to catch up on some of the other posts you may have missed.

## Free Winter Skip Counting Pages – 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I made another set of skip counting pages for my daughter.  She’s working a lot with the 5s (because she is also working on telling time by 5 minute intervals) so there are a couple of extra pages of those.  The packet is 9 pages total.

Free Winter Skip Counting Pages

Enjoy!