Distance Learning Parent Resources
Keeping children busy and having fun is important in times like this when things are uncertain. If you are looking for something else to do with your kids rather than having the TV on, here are some suggestions.
Engaging Activities K-2:
You Cubed - Snap It
You Cubed - Tic-Tac-Toe Sums
You Cubed - Pig
You Cubed - Shut the Box
Engaging Activities Grades 3-6:
You Cubed - Fewest Squares
YouCubed - How Close to 100
You Cubed - Tic-Tac-Toe Products
You Cubed - Ice Cream Scoop
You Cubed - The Four 4's
Additional Activities Online:
Board Games that are Fun for the Whole Family:
Playing any board game like Candyland or Sorry is great for a Pre-K or Kindergarten child to practing counting. Other simple card games can be easily adapted to work on addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. For example, rather than comparing numbers in War, you could add the cards. The first player to shout the sum wins the cards! Here are some other games that are great for many other mathematical concepts!
Tenzi - a game about quickly seeing amounts on dice without counting!
Yahtzee - a game of strategy! You will be amazed at how much math you do while playing.
Tiny Polka Dot - many ways to play - this game works on many fundemental skills and build number sense.
Farkle - another game of strategy & math!
Mobi - Mobi is just like a math crossword puzzle. crossnumber puzzle!
Sumoku - Another math crossnumber puzzle using multiples!
Brain Teasers & Logic Puzzles:
Addition Math Boxes
This puzzle uses the numbers 1 through 9. Each column and each row add up to the given number outside the boxes. Put the correct number in each box to complete the addition equations without repeating any numbers. More puzzles can be found on Education.com.
Sudoku is another number puzzle that uses the numbers 1-9 in boxes. The goal in Sudoku is to have th numbers 1-9 in each row, column and box without any repeats! There are tons of free printable Sudoku puzzles online. Here is one example.
Having a Conversation about Math
Which One Doesn't Belong?
This website run by Christopher Danielson challenges you to find the thing that doesn't belong, and why. The really challenge is figuring out why each one doesn't belong!
Would You Rather...?
This website by John Stevens, asks you to defend your choice. There are some really interesting questions!
Math Before Bed
This website run by Jon Orr is a guide for parents about how to talk about math with your kids. It includes picture prompts to engage your children with lots of numeracy skills.