## Pirate Color by Math – Addition, Fractions, and Place Value

Arrr mateys. If yer lookin for pirate math, I’ve got ye covered!  I’m trying to practice for Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th). When I was younger and in school I had a friend who would write notes back and forth with me. One year we spent a month exchanging notes in pirate talk….

## Pumpkin Place Value Clip Cards for Easy Place Value Practice

Practice place value with the fun pumpkin place value clip cards! Work on expanded form math with the adorable pumpkins! Place value and pumpkins!Fall is coming which means the return of Pumpkin Spice everything! I’ll admit, I’m a pumpkin spice lover. Although, I don’t love it on everything. But I am pretty excited about pumpkin…

## Hands On Christmas Place Value Practice

My kids like to throw things.  Not just me, right? A lot of parents put their “throw-ey” kids in sports, but mine don’t like sports.  They still want to throw things though. So I give them dice in school because it knocks out two problems.  1. They get to throw things and no one gets…

## Dinosaur Place Value and Other Math Fun

There is something magical when kids learn that numbers move in patterns and they really only need to know 0-9.  Showing kids the pattern of 10s unlocks a new world of math but it’s kind of confusing.  Or really confusing.  We recently tried to show Logi-Bear how 9 to 10 is just like 19 to…

## Pumpkin Place Value Free Printable for Math

Logi-Bear is just delving into the concept of place value and I’m finding that extra practice with it is very very helpful.  He has accepted that when you are counting and hit a 9, you move up to the next 10.  But I’m not convinced he understands why.  We’re working with LEGO Place Value a…

## LEGO Place Value – An Introduction to Place Value

LEGO is the key to all learning.  Okay, not literally, but my kids flip out when I grab the LEGO Bricks during school time.  They get so excited.  So of course we had to do LEGO Place Value when that topic came up! Let me back up a bit.  I took a challenge to minimalize…

## Spring No Prep First Grade Math!

Spring!  Time of new beginnings!  I love spring.  I love the newness and the weather.  Gardening and playing outside.  Spring is just beautiful – even here in Arizona.  Although it’s probably not a traditional spring here, it’s still lovely.   So what’s in the pack? 30 Pages of No Prep Math Fun for First Grade!…

## Shamrock Shoot – Number Sense, Addition, and Multiplication

Combining something your child enjoys with something they need to do for school is often a recipe for success. My kids love NERF guns. Incorporating NERF guns into their school has rarely gone awry and this activity was no different. The concept is simple – add two numbers together and shoot the answer! If your…

## Shamrock Place Value Manipulatives

Place value is a big deal when it comes to explaining math concepts.  And I especially love to illustrate new concepts with manipulatives.  So why not make some shamrock place value manipulatives, right? There are so so so many ways to use these.  We have a tendency to pull out manipulatives anytime we start to…