Do your children struggle with Maths?
Do they hesitate and seem unsure?
Are they battling to remember bonds and tables?
Does maths take long because they are computing with difficulty?
A young child needs to practice Maths concepts over and over until they are well-memorized. This skill makes abstract Maths work easier and quicker.
Young learners need concrete, hand-on manipulatives. I have had success teaching maths with just a few manipulatives:
- number value cards
- flip cards
kinesthetic learners (a child with the learning style that requires movement) enjoy turning wheels, flipping charts or working with something in their hands. These manipulatives are ideal for workbox activities or individual work before doing formal maths workbook activities.
I have made my own maths number value cards with worksheets and other suggested activities. I also made some wheels to practice multiplication, division and adding. These are useful once the child knows the principle and just needs daily reinforcement. Just click on the title above the photo for your download.
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This manipulative is invaluable! I use it often when working when introducing numbers, adding or subtracting numbers. It makes perfect sense when we speak about count the ones, then the tens, now the hundreds and so on.
This is an excellent help! I make my youngster sit on the mat and quickly build the bonds puzzle, then come do some robots or amazing maths squares worksheets.
(Print this 4 page download on 4 different coloured card stock pages. Assemble the correct ‘division’ window to the correct cicle. I printed these muddled so that your window colour will contrast with the wheel.)
With a few downloads, some printing and cutting and assembling, you’ll soon have a bag of tricks to help make maths practice fun! I hope these help!