Here are some printable math flash cards that I made using the Microsoft Word 2013 templates. (Can you tell I’m a big fan of the new Office suite!?)
This is one of my spring color by number pages. It uses simple addition and subtraction, so it’d be good for kindergarten or (maybe struggling first graders). The kids color sections of the picture based on the answer to the question.
Click here for the free printable PDF: Spring Color by Number
I saw this idea somewhere and fell in love with it! This little house is home to a “fact family.” You could use this for addition/subtraction or for multiplication/division. I’ve made a full page version and a half page version. Sometimes having to complete a half sheet (rather than a full sheet) seems less intimidating to kids even if it’s got the same thing on it. I’ve included a page to use as an example of how to complete the graphic organizer.
Are your students struggling with addition, subtraction, multiplication or division? These videos explain it in a method that may just do the trick for your confused learners:
Place Value (Number Disks With Place Value Charts) by the NY Common Core Mathematics Project
Teaching Math (Child Narrated) by Kid Snippets
This worksheet deals with simple addition and subtraction. Based on the answer (even/odd), kids either color the light bulb red or green. Too cute! Click here for the worksheet.
This is one of my favorite games. This works for reading, math or anything you can write on a card with an answer (great for spelling words, sight words, letter sounds, math facts, states/capitals, etc).
The pictures are of our spelling words for the week. Kids get in groups of three or four. One student does not have a fly swatter, while the others each have one. The student without a fly swatter is the reader. Spread the words (or math fact cards, or whatever) on the ground. The reader reads any word. The other kids try to be the first to swat the word. Whoever swats the word first keeps the word. After the words are gone, the fly swatters get passed to the left. If you don’t have the fly swatter, you become the reader. Be sure to set up rules before the game that if someone intentionally swats another student with the fly swatter they sit out a round, or whatever your class rule would be. For a whole class experience put the words on the board and give each team one fly swatter. Kids love this game!
My friend over at Cultivating Questioners had this to say about the fly swatter game: “I divide my whiteboard into two sections and write words or numbers on the board randomly. I then divide the students into two teams. I have one person from each team step forward with the fly swatter in hand. I then call out a problem or word and the students run to the front of the room and slap the correct answer in their team’s section. They love it!”
Here’s another fun (and free!) printable addition/subtraction word problems worksheet (no numbers greater than 20). The math word problems are all Halloween themed, so grab a pencil and get started! Here’s the PDF: Halloween- simple add sub word prob- 2
Here are the answers: 1.) 20 pieces 2.) 5 bats 3.) 9 flowers 4.) 10 cupcakes 5.) 11 pumpkins
Click here for more fun and free Halloween activities for kids!