sheet of paper, and then draw a picture
on the other side, to help them remember
some of the important discoveries made
by that mathematician. Once or twice a
week, we would shuffle up the papers and
they would try to put them back in timeline order using the picture side as cues.
Then we would turn the papers over and
check the date to see if they put them in
the right order.
9:00 a.m. - Flashcards/Math Mat
9: 15 a.m. – Kahn Academy
• Khan Academy for 3rd grade and up
10:00 a.m. - Weekly Topic You Tube
• Pre-k – 2nd grade: Walks and Talks in
Numberland by David Eugene Smith
• The Story of King Gallon by Vi Hart (we
have watched and loved a lot of her videos) ( bit.ly/2hwmR9f)
• Vihart: www.youtube.com/user/Vihart
You can type in the topic of the week
and “for kids,” and usually several age-appropriate videos will come up. (I always make sure restricted mode is on to
keep random inappropriate images from
10: 15 a.m. - Games/Hands-On
• The I Hate Mathematics Book!
• Mental Math Challenges
• I Love Math: The Search For The Mystery
This website has a lot of great resources
for math puzzles. I have one child in particular who does not like math but loves
puzzles. She will play with the Times Table Tiles packet for fun in her free time,
forgetting that she is practicing math!
• Ninety-Nine or Bust Card Game
• Tingo – This was an old bingo-style game
from a thrift shop that practiced multiplication. It is no longer made, but you
can find other bingo-style games that
practice multiplication and division.
• Match’em ( amzn.to/2yy97ho)
• Monopoly®, Farkle™, Yahtzee®
When I took on this adventure of a math unit study,
• Singapore Math books have a lot of
great suggestions for easy math games
with cards in the Singapore Primary
Math (U.S. Ed.) 4A Home Instruc-
tor’s Guide. You can also look online
if you have a certain area you want to
strengthen and don’t have a game to
money was very tight, and I did not want to spend a dime.