Playful Math Learning Thorough Play

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It’s Share It Saturday time again! We hope you’ve had a wonderful week of fun.  The links this week were very fun to look though (You guys are SO talented and creative!)  This week’s features bring us creative and fun ways to learn math concepts through play.  We’ve got nature and sensory-based math, items to count, sort, and pattern, fun ways to graph, and more.  If you’ve got a little one who is learning early math ideas to multiplication…these Playful Math ideas are for you! 


Playful ways to explore math concepts

Math in Nature:

Use nature to Play with rocks (An Idea on Tuesday) and learn number awareness, counting, and more.  Or, try something different like counting nature (Sugar Aunts).

Counting fun objects:

Use many different objects to Count to 100 (KCEdventures). 
While you’re looking for objects to count, try early learning with pistachios (B-Inspired Mama).
Or even add roses for hands on learning (3 Dinosaurs).   Explore Composing and Decomposing Numbers with a snowman theme. (Sugar Aunts)

Math Concepts using Candy:

Practice graphing (Fantastic Fun and Learning) with all of that left over Valentine’s Day chocolate.  Really love those sweets?  Practice measuring with candy (Buggy and Buddy). 

Patterns in Play:

 Explore shapes, patterns, and sorting (Sugar Aunts) with Wikki Stix.  Or, take the patterns outside to try snow patterns (Sugar Aunts).

 Creative counting:

Something like photocopies can be used for counting and times tables (My Little 3 and Me).  Craft something fun, like honey bee hives to explore numbers and counting (Sugar Aunts).

Sensory Math:

Match, count, and order numbers using a Math sensory bin (Little Bins for Little Hands).
Need more ideas? After School For Smarty Pants has 100 ways to make math fun at home.
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