Planning Ahead for 2015
These are just a few suggestions and links. Nothing is mandatory. I know my boys need a break and I'm sure your kids do too! If you have some time, great. If no, no worries.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
- Addition and subtraction within 20
- Counting, writing, identifying, and ordering numbers up to 120
- Word problems with addition and subtraction
- Polygons: triangles, trapezoids, quadrilaterals, rhombus, parallelograms, hexagons, circles
- Identifying rules: Sorting and Classifying according to one or two rules
What We've Discussed, but We Will Keep Reviewing!
Support and help with these at home would be huge!
- Coins and coin values (not necessarily adding values, just a nickel = 5 cents)
- Calendar - knowing months, days in the month, days in a week, finding a week ahead or behind the current date
- Hundreds chart - moving between numbers, knowing jumping rows jumps by 10
- Ones place and tens place
- Time - telling time to the hour and possibly 1/2 hour. Knowing important times on a clock, like 8:30 bedtime, 12:00 lunch, etc.
- Measurement with non-standard measures (like craft sticks, human feet, or paper clips)
- Comparing lengths
- Knowing "how many more" to get to a number. Example: If I am 53 inches tall and you are 49 inches tall, how much taller am I?
- More addition and subtraction facts up to 20 (knowing the facts quickly at this point)
- More word problems. Word problems with more than one step.
- Making bigger numbers using tens and ones
Math Games Offline
- Board games (such as Monopoly)
- Card games (e.g. Go Fish, rummy)
- 2-D and 3-D Puzzles
- Sewing, quilting
- Construction toys (such as building blocks, Legos, or Kinex)
- Collections of things (stamps, coins, baseball cards, buttons, etc.)
- Building models
- Oragami and paper folding
- Commercially-available materials (such as connecting cubes, Geoblocks or pattern blocks)
More Math - Printable
- At Home with Math: Ten Math Activities for Parents and Kids. Games and activities that families can do to include math in their everyday routines. Available in English and Spanish.
- Aunty Math: Math Challenges for K-5 Learners. A new math problem every other week. Visitors are encouraged to solve the problem and then share their work with an adult, friend or classmate.
- Early Childhood: Where Learning Begins. Mathematical actvities for parents and their 2- to 5-year old children.
- Figure This!: Math Challenges for Families. 80 sets of 4 paper-and-pencil questions that illustrate challenging middle school mathematics, from The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Hints and answers are provided.
- Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics. A booklet that includes activities adults can use with children in preschool through grade 5, to help strengthen their math skills. Also available in Spanish.
- The Math Forum Student Center. Links to games, resources, math software, mailing lists and other reference materials related to learning and teaching math.
- Mixing in Math. "Quick ways to mix math in to what after-school programs already do: sports, snack time, arts and crafts, playground games." The K-7 activities are "easy to prep ... easy to lead ... free ... and can complement homework in a variety of ways." Also available inSpanish.
- Sample Actvities: Math Everyday. Suggestions for doing meaningful mathematics while engaged in typical everyday activities like shopping in the grocery store, visiting the post office, traveling, cooking, or reading together.
- Summer Home Learning Recipes. Reading, writing, math and science activities families can do at home.