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Second grade math students are mastering their math facts and moving on to multi-digit addition and subtraction. They’re conquering time-telling and money skills, measuring and graphing, and even tackling skip-counting in preparation for multiplication. Help them learn all the required second grade math skills with these fun and interactive games!
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1. Sort dominoes into evens and odds
Teaching With Jillian Starr/Evens and Odds via jillianstarrteaching.com
Math games don’t need to be complicated! Give kids a box of dominoes and challenge them to see how quickly they can sort them by the total number of dots into evens and odds.
Learn more: Teaching With Jillian Starr
2. Fill an arrays grid
What Do We Do All Day?/Roll and Array via whatdowedoallday.com
Second graders start prepping for multiplication by learning about arrays. In this game, kids roll dice and color in the array the two numbers represent. They’ll need to use some strategy, because if they roll an array that doesn’t fit on their grid, they forfeit their turn.
Learn more: What Do We Do All Day?
3. Turn Yahtzee into a place-value game
Games 4 Gains/Place Value Yahtzee via games4gains.com
With a few tweaks, Yahtzee is a terrific game for working on place value and comparing numbers. Grab these free printable scorecards at the link, and watch this game become a classroom favorite!
Learn more: Games 4 Gains
4. Connect 4 to practice telling time
You’ve Got This Math/Connect Four Telling Time via youvegotthismath.com
With this free printable game, kids can practice telling time in a fun and interactive way. They simply draw a card and place their marker on the matching square, trying to be the first to get four in a row.
Learn more: You’ve Got This Math
5. Make measurement monsters
The Applicious Teacher/Measurement Monsters via theappliciousteacher.com
Kids will get such a kick out of this one! Provide construction paper and let them create their own crazy monsters. Then, have them measure each body part and record the results. Adorable, fun, and educational!
Learn more: The Applicious Teacher
6. Use flash cards to play Fifteen in a Row
The Measured Mom/Fifteen in a Row via themeasuredmom.com
When it comes down to it, flash cards are still one of the best ways to practice fact fluency, but a game can at least make them more fun. The goal is to lay out 15 flash cards in a row by the total of their sums, from smallest to largest. Learn how it’s played at the link.
Learn more: The Measured Mom
7. Circle math facts in a number search
The Sprinkle Topped Teacher/Number Search via thesprinkletoppedteacher.com
These number search puzzles are harder than they look! First, kids complete the addition facts. Then, they search for those equations in the puzzle. Get three free puzzles at the link, where you can purchase more if you like them.
Learn more: The Sprinkle Topped Teacher
8. Hit a home run for math fact fluency
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls/Math Facts Baseball via frugalfun4boys.com
Work on addition and subtraction fact fluency in this fun baseball game! Learn how to play at the link.
Learn more: Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
9. Toss cotton balls to learn evens and odds
Lauren Piper/Buddy Ball via lauren-piper.com
A chance to throw stuff in the classroom? Kids will love it! In Buddy Ball, second grade math students take turns throwing cotton balls into the cup their partner is holding. Then they count them up by twos to see if the total is even or odd.
Learn more: Lauren Piper
10. Roll and compare for place-value practice
Still Playing School/Dice Place Value via stillplayingschool.com
There are so many ways to use dice in the classroom . In this game, each player rolls three dice and arranges them to give themselves the highest possible number. Then they compare with their partner to see who wins. Great for place value and understanding greater than/less than.
Learn more: Still Playing School
11. Toss beanbags to work on place value
Saddle Up for 2nd Grade/Place Value Toss via saddleupfor2ndgrade.com
Kids toss beanbags into bins labeled with different place values, then count how many are in each and write out the number. The students who aren’t throwing play along by writing the number on their own, earning a point if they get it right.
Learn more: Saddle Up for 2nd Grade
12. Go on a place-value scavenger hunt
Primary Theme Park/Place Value Scavenger Hunt via primarythemepark.com
Reinforce place-value skills with a fun scavenger hunt. Grab a stack of old magazines or newspapers and send kids out to find the required numbers.
Learn more: Primary Theme Park / Place Value Scavenger Hunt
13. Jump into skip-counting hopscotch
Math Geek Mama/Skip-Counting Hopscotch via mathgeekmama.com
Second grade math students master skip-counting to pave the way for multiplication. Hopscotch is such a fun way to work on this skill! Number the board for whatever you’re working on (twos, fives, tens, etc.) and offer a few choices to make along the way.
Learn more: Math Geek Mama/Skip Counting Hopscotch
14. Solve puzzles with skip-counting
Life Over C’s/Skip-Counting Puzzles via lifeovercs.com
There are lots of printable skip-counting puzzles out there. Visit the link below for some free ones to try with your class.
Learn more: Life Over C’s
15. Stack cups to practice skip-counting
Jennifer Williams via Pinterest
Kids LOVE to stack paper cups . Number yours to practice counting by twos, fives, tens—whatever you’re working on. Then challenge students to race to see who can stack theirs in the correct order the fastest!
Photo: Jennifer Williams/Pinterest
16. Flip cards and add to 100
123 Homeschool 4 Me/Addition to 100 via 123homeschool4me.com
This simple second grade math game uses a standard deck of playing cards (take out the face cards or assign them values, like 1 or 10). Players draw a card and add it to their running total, trying to be the first to reach 100 without going over. Increase the difficulty level by having players draw two cards and add them together, then add the sum to their total.
Learn more: 123 Homeschool 4 Me/Addition to 100
17. Roll to 100
Games 4 Learning/Roll to 100 via games4learning.com
Here’s another “make 100” game, but this one emphasizes addition with two-digit numbers instead. Kids roll the dice three times, then try to make three numbers that get closest to 100.
Learn more: Games 4 Learning
18. Compete at Close Call
Math Geek Mama/Close Call via mathgeekmama.com
Here’s another way to use cards, this time to practice two-digit addition. Each player flips four cards, then arranges them so they add up to the highest possible amount. The person with the highest sum wins that round.
Learn more: Math Geek Mama/Close Call
19. Subtract your way to bingo
123 Homeschool 4 Me/Subtraction Bingo via 123homeschool4me.com
Use a hundreds chart and deck of cards to play bingo with subtraction facts. Find full instructions at the link.
Learn more: 123 Homeschool 4 Me/Subtraction Bingo
20. Measure and find objects
123 Homeschool 4 Me/Measurement Hunt via 123homeschool4me.com
For a fun practice activity, have kids find objects that fit certain criteria. They’ll have to estimate, then measure to see if they’re right.
Learn more: 123 Homeschool 4 Me/Measurement Hunt
21. Race cars and measure the distance
Playdough to Plato/Race Car Measurement via playdoughtoplato.com
Vroom! Grab some toy cars and race them across the floor. Then, measure the distance in both inches and centimeters.
Learn more: Playdough to Plato
22. Host the Measurement Olympics
Step Into Second Grade With Mrs. Lemons/Measurement Olympics via bloglovin.com
Olympic events are all about measuring, so it’s a perfect way to get second grade math students to practice these skills. Hold a variety of events (see the link for ideas and a free printable), and measure each in a different way: inches, centimeters, feet, yards, meters, and so on. For even more math practice, use a line graph to show the rankings for each event.
Learn more: Step Into Second Grade With Mrs. Lemons
23. Hop along a number line to solve equations
Proud To Be Primary/Number Line via proudtobeprimary.com
Make a life-size number line on your classroom floor, then print the free equation cards at the link below. Second grade math students take turns drawing a card and hopping back and forth on the line to solve the equations.
Learn more: Proud To Be Primary
24. Guess My Number to practice number sense
Amy Lemons/Guess My Number via amylemons.com
Evens and odds, comparing, place value … there are so many second grade math skills covered in this one simple game! Kids take turns asking questions, and the one who guesses correctly chooses the number for the next round.
Learn more: Amy Lemons/Guess My Number
25. Match up time-telling eggs
The STEM Laboratory/Egg Time Match via thestemlaboratory.com
Plastic eggs have so many uses in the classroom. For time-telling practice, draw analog clocks on one half and write times (in words or digital time) on the other, then have kids match them up. (Too late for Easter eggs in the stores? Grab them on Amazon here. )
Learn more: The STEM Laboratory
26. Practice telling time with Rush Hour
Enza’s Bargains/Rush Hour via enzasbargains.com
This time-telling game has kids racing to move their toy clock ahead exactly to the next hour, but it’s all determined by the roll of the die. Make sure they practice their clock skills by saying each new time out loud as they go along.
Learn more: Enza’s Bargains
27. Assemble coin-counting puzzles
Fantastic Fun and Learning/Coin Puzzles via fantasticfunandlearning.com
Print these free puzzles for a simple but fun way to work on coin values. Kids match up the pictures with the amounts shown. There’s also a blank version where kids can add their own coins to the squares instead.
Learn more: Fantastic Fun and Learning
28. Fill a Big Piggie with coins
Inspired Elementary/Big Piggie via inspiredelementary.com
This whole-class math game is perfect when you have a few minutes to fill before moving on to your next activity. Draw a big piggie on your whiteboard and set a goal number, then have students add coins until they reach the right amount. Try challenges like finding the fewest number of coins that will work, or not using any nickels, etc.
Learn more: Inspired Elementary
29. Add up dollars and cents with Dollar Dash
Primary Theme Park/Dollar Dash via primarythemepark.com
This simple game has kids rolling dice and adding up a running total in a race to reach $1. You can change the target amount for more practice too.
Learn more: Primary Theme Park/Dollar Dash
30. Play Kaboom! with coin sticks
@luckylittlelearners via Instagram
Second grade math students should be fluent in working with money, and this fun game will challenge their skills. They draw a stick and add up the plastic coins glued to it. If they get the right answer, they keep the stick. If they draw Kaboom! all their sticks go back in the cup. See how it works in the video at the link.
Learn more: @luckylittlelearners via Instagram
31. Go bowling to measure and graph data
Amy Lemons/Bowl and Graph via amylemons.com
Snag a mini bowling set from the dollar store for this second grade math game. Kids bowl and graph the number of pins they knock down on each turn. So fun!
Learn more: Amy Lemons/Bowl and Graph
32. Compete at Tic-Tac-Graph
First Grade a la Carte/Tic-Tac-Graph via firstgradealacarte.blogspot.com
Creating good graphs is important, but so is knowing how to read them and interpret the data. This free printable asks kids to answer questions based on the information shown in a simple bar graph.
Learn more: First Grade a la Carte
33. Recognize 3D shapes in mystery bags
Susan Jones Teaching/Mystery Shape Bags via susanjonesteaching.com
Place a 3D shape block into each numbered bag. Kids work in groups or on their own to identify each shape only by touch (no peeking!).
Learn more: Susan Jones Teaching
34. Partition Play-Doh shapes
Smitten With First/Partitioning Shapes via smittenwithfirstblog.com
Second grade math students begin to work with the concept of fractions by partitioning shapes into equal shares. Play-Doh is perfect for this activity, giving kids hands-on practice in breaking shapes down into pieces.
Learn more: Smitten With First
35. Spin and build cookie fractions
Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten/Roll a Cookie via mrsriccaskindergarten.blogspot.com
Second grade math students begin working with basic fractions as a part of a whole. This free printable game helps them build those skills.
Learn more: Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten
If you like these math games, you’ll also love these Simple and Fun Second Grade Science Experiments and Activities .
Plus, find out how other teachers are tackling second grade math on the weareteachers helpline group on facebook .
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Math Enrichment Activities
Before you begin.
Mathematics is an easy subject to incorporate into our daily lives. Children should be learning to count by doing it! Young children should be counting everything they see. Objects arranged in patterns is a great way for children to count and recognize patterns. Books about counting help children tie numbers to their symbols.
Learning is reinforced when all the senses (hearing, smelling, touching, and doing) are engaged. Below are some ideas to use the senses to teach math concepts.
- Make up songs or chants about numbers or math facts.
- Walk around the house or outside and count how many different scents you smell.
- The following materials can be used to teach mathematical concepts: beans, feathers, rocks, whip cream, shaving cream, chalk, Silly String, Play-Doh, string, rope, yarn, sand, pipe cleaners, and candy.
- Incorporate movement into math facts memorization. Shout math facts while tossing beanbags from hand to hand or while tossing a beach ball to another person. Many games, such as hopscotch, can be modified to include math concepts.
- Apply math lessons to real world experiences such as when learning fractions bake a cake.
Objects used to teach math concepts are often called “math manipulatives.” They can be made at home or purchased. Below are a few resources.
Christianbook.com (Homeschool Math Manipulatives):
- Blocks, Cubes, Rods and Manipulatives
- Math Blocks and Manipulatives
- Count, Snap and Build with Math Manipulatives
To make manipulatives:
- 5 Simple Homemade Math Manipulatives (Remember that small pieces can be dangerous to use near very young children.)
Math enrichment activities for grades K-8
Numbers and number sense
- Young children should be counting everything they see.
- Arrange objects in patterns to teach shapes and counting.
- Use toddler counting books to teach number words and symbols.
Counting to 100 Numbers and number symbols activities and worksheets:
- How to Introduce Numbers to Kindergartners
- Number Sense Activities: Making 10!
- Math Printables and Lesson Ideas
- Alligator Greater Than and Less Than (Printable)
Writing and recognizing numbers videos:
- Counting and Matching Song
- Learning to Write Numbers
- Comparing Numbers: Greater Than and Less Than (#17, but there are others)
Comparing numbers videos:
- Comparing Numbers: Basic Math Lesson
Ordinal numbers videos:
- Ordinal Numbers Song: First, Second, Third!
- Use an outdoor thermometer to teach temperature. Make a calendar and each day record the temperature. It is fun to add drawings of the sun, clouds, rain, or snow.
- Making a weather wheel: How to Make a Weather Wheel for Kids
- Weather wheel template: Weather Wheel Printable
Kindergarteners should learn to recognize pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and one dollar bills and know the value of each. They should also understand the meaning of a dollar and cent signs. Play money may be available at Dollar Tree stores.
- Have children count out coins when buying inexpensive items at a store or create a store in your home and practice buying things with dollar store money.
- Create a “play” kitchen and set up a “play” restaurant. Sometimes restaurants will give you outdated menus for educational purposes.
- Every child should have a bank account in their name to learn “money smarts.” When depositing money in the bank, have your child count the money, fill out the deposit slip, and hand the deposit to the teller.
- Learning Coins and Money
- The Money Song: Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarter
- Teaching Kids about Money: Fun Math Game
- Learn to Name and Count Coins
Money video with a song to learn:
- Counting Coins Song for Kids
- Calendar and seasons can be taught at the same time as weather. Note when the temperature starts to cool down and warm up. Discuss holidays in relation to the seasons.
- Make sure analog clocks are visible so your child can practice telling time. The clock should have hands, the numbers one through twelve, and each minute marked in between five minute increments.
- Interactive clock activity: Interactive Clock: Telling Time
- Write the room and other activities about telling time: Write the Room with Monster Math: Telling Time
- Telling time games: Online Games to Teach Time
Kindergarteners should know at least squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles.
- Look for shapes in objects located in your home or outside. Make a game of discovering how many squares are in a room. Circles? Triangles? Include number sense skills by placing a number flash card next to an object. For example, a table can display numerous rectangles when you include each side of the legs and the sides of the table.
- Make shape cookies. Create the shapes with items gathered around the house: boxes, cans or cookie cutters. You can also use Play-Doh.
- Make shapes from yarn, felt, or foam.
- Make or buy foam colored shapes. Have your child label them with the shape on one side and the color written on the other side. Use them like flashcards.
- Read a book about shapes. A cute book, Greedy Triangle is about a triangle who wants to be something different and has to change his shape.
- Shape videos: – Learn Shapes with Morphle! – Sing along Shapes Song
- Resources for teaching shapes: Themeasuredmom.com
Addition and subtraction up to the number 10
- Ladybug Math: Number Recognition
- Doubles Facts Addition Game
- Subtraction Games
Number and number sense
First graders should be able to count by 2s, 5s, and 10s. Teaching skip counting chants and songs are the best way to learn these. For example: 2s= 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24
- Teaching skip counting chants and songs are the best way to learn these. For example: 2s= 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24. Practice skip counting chants while driving in the car.
- Use the clock to teach 5s and 10s.
- Skip counting videos: – Master Counting in Twos with Animals – The Counting by Twos Song – The Count by Twos Song – Counting for Kids – Counting by Fives Collection – Skip Counting by Fives – Counting Coins: Nickels – Skip Counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s – Counting by 10 to 100 – Climbing Up This Mountain: Counting by 10s up to 100 – Counting by Tens
Addition and subtraction
- Addition and subtraction weekly worksheets: Math Printables
- Games: Math Curriculum
- Counting money worksheets: – Counting Coins Printables – Buying School Supplies Printable
- Counting money game: – Numbers
- Videos: – Learning Money for Children – Money Lesson: Adding Coins – Counting Coins Song for Kids – Money Song
First graders need to learn how to measure with rulers, dry ingredients, liquid ingredients, and a scale.
- Children love to play with water and what better time to learn to measure. Gather measuring cups and spoons and give them puzzles to solve. For example, how many tablespoons are in cup? How many cups in a pint?
- Cooking is a fun way to teach children how to measure ingredients.
- Videos: – How to Measure Ingredients – Math for Kids: How Do You Measure Up – How to Use a Ruler
First graders should add spheres, cubes, and cones to their knowledge of shapes.
- Three dimensional shapes games and worksheets: – 3-D Shapes
- Videos about spheres, cubes, cylinder, and cubes: – 3-D Shapes I Know – Cones, Spheres, and Cylinders – Solid Shapes
Second-grade skills include counting to a thousand, simple fractions, and using a decimal point between dollars and cents
In addition to all the skills listed for kindergarten and first grade, second graders need to learn to count to a thousand and count by hundreds. They also learn ones, tens, and hundreds in the place value chart.
- Videos on counting to 1000 by 100s: – Place Value Hundreds – Sing to Learn: Write and Count Numbers (Explains place value)
- Skip Counting to 10s: (4s= 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)
- Quiz children whenever traveling in the car or waiting in line. For example, say, “Recite your 3s to me.”
- Skip counting videos: – Skip Count by 3 – Skip Count by 4 – Skip Count by 6 – Skip Count by 7 – Skip Count by 8 – Skip Count by 9
Some schools teach very simple multiplication using pictures in second grade.
- Multiplication worksheets: – Multiplying by 2 – Picture Multiplication: Count the Shapes!
- Videos: – What is Multiplication? – Concept of Multiplication for Kids (British) – Multiplication Stories: 2 Digit by 1 Digit
Addition and Subtraction
Regrouping Numbers: We used to call this carrying and borrowing.
- Regrouping worksheets: – Subtraction and Addition with Regrouping
- Regrouping videos: – Adding 2 Digit Numbers (British) – Subtraction with Regrouping
- Begin with watching the Khan Academy video about numerators and denominators .
- The best way to learn fractions is by using them. Teach fractions during cooking, eating pizza or pies, and counting money.
- Fraction worksheets: – Parts of a Whole and Parts of a Set – Explore Halves and Quarters – Learning Fractions with Pictures
- Fraction videos: – Partitioning Shapes into Halves and Thirds – Down on the Farm – The Numerator and the Denominator
- Fraction games: – Geometry Picnic – Basic to Proper and Improper Fractions – Fraction Games
Money and decimal points
The decimal point is a foundational concept of arithmetic. The best way to teach the use of the decimal point is by using money. Children can see that the left side of the decimal point is reserved for whole numbers and the right side of the decimal point is reserved for fractions of numbers.
- Create a number line representing place value. Example: The Number Line for Decimals
- Gather dollars and coins and practice putting the dollars on the left and the coins on the right. Have your child write the dollars and cents. Example: Four one dollar bills, one quarter, and one dime = $ 4.35.
- Create a restaurant menu or print one from a restaurant’s website. Ask your child to pretend to be the server. Order from the menu and have your child take your order. Then ask them for the bill.
- Counting money with decimal points worksheets: – Money: Counting – Decimals Printables Practice: Rounding, Riddles and Pictures
- Videos: – Money and Decimals, Part I – Money and Decimals, Part II – Adding and Subtracting Money – Adding and Subtracting Money using Regrouping
Adding and subtracting three-digit numbers using regrouping.
- Videos: – Regrouping Explained – Addition of 3 Digit Numbers with Regrouping – Adding 4 Digit Numbers with Regrouping – Subtraction of 3 Digit Numbers by Regrouping Hundreds to Tens – Subtraction of 6 and 7 Digit Numbers with Regrouping
The ten by ten (10×10) multiplication table should be introduced by the end of third grade. However, a third-grade student will benefit from learning multiplication facts to 12. Knowing multiples of 12 will help with counting inches, feet, and yards. Students need to know multiplication times tables for higher-level math.
- If students do not know skip counting to twelve, review the second grade skip counting section.
- If students know skip counting chants to twelve, filling out a multiplication table should be easy. If not, have them fill out a table every day, while chanting their skip counting to 12. For example: counting by 3s = 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36.
- Time students to help them improve their speed in writing multiplication facts.
- Create contests to improve speed.
- To make multiplication times tables more fun, create a room-sized multiplication table. (See the colorful example below.) a. You will need 24 pieces of white construction paper. Write each number one through twelve on a piece of white construction paper. Make two sets. On the floor place, one set on the top and one on the left side. (See the example below.) b. Next, write the multiples of each number on different colors of construction paper. For example, in the table below, multiples of four are all orange. There should be twelve separate pieces of colors, with 12 of each color. (Use 144 pieces of multi-colored paper.) c. Using the example below, build out the multiplication table on the floor. d. Play various games with the room-sized multiplication table. Three examples follow: – Step on each number of the 3s times table, etc. – Find the number that equals 4×7 and stand on it. – Gather up all the 6s. e. After students become proficient with the colored multiplication table, create an all white table and practice the above activities.
- Using sidewalk chalk, create a hopscotch for each table. (2s, 3s, 4s etc.) Have students recite their skip counting chant, while jumping on each number.
- Students should be filling out a multiplication table until they can do them quickly. They do not need to be colored once they can skip count. – 12×12 Multiplication Table Template – Practice Multiplication Facts Sheets
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Multiplying two-digit numbers
- Worksheets: – Multiplication Printables: 1 and 2-Minute Multiplication – Two-Digit by One-Digit – Long Multiplication
- Videos: – Multiplication: Two-Digits by One-Digit – Multiplication Stories: Two-Digit by One-Digit
- Games: – Counters, Pictures and Visual Models – Basketball Game Multiplication
- Explanation video: – Decimals: Definition with Examples
- Videos adding and subtracting decimals: – How to Add and Subtract Decimals
- Decimal worksheets: – Word Problems, Riddles and Pictures
- Decimal game: – Adding and Multiplying Decimals
Greater than and less than symbols
Explanation: Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To
- Worksheets: – Picture Comparisons for Greater Than, Less Than
- Videos: – Comparison for Kids – Comparing Numbers: Greater Than, Less Than – Using Greater Than, Less Than and Equal to Signs
Third graders begin to compare fractions. For example: 1/4=2/8.
- Take the opportunity to share various foods or items. – Orange sections are a natural example of fractions. – Hershey’s chocolate bars are a delicious way to teach fractions up to 12/12.
- Worksheets: – Fundamentals to Advanced Fractions
- Fraction videos: – Comparing Unit Fractions – Comparing Fractions – Fractions for Kids – Equivalent Fractions – Comparing Fractions with Different Denominators – Equivalent to Whole Numbers – Practice with Fractions on a Number Line
- Games: – Visual Models and Manipulatives
Number and Number Sense Factors (Try not to teach factors and multiples together. Children get them mixed up!)
Before you begin, view this illustration to understand or teach factors.
- Worksheets: – Finding Factors – Factors and Pre-Algebra Worksheets – Factorization, GCM, LCM, Prime Factorization
- Videos: – Factors for the First Time – Learning Factors Made Easy – What are Factors?
- Games: – A Fun Factors Match 3 Game – Understand Factors and Factor Pairs within 100
Greatest common factor (GCF) Once children understand factors they should practice finding the greatest common factor (GCF). This illustration explains how to find the GCF.
- Worksheets: – Greatest Common Factor – Greatest Common Factor
- Videos: – Learn How to Find the Greatest Common Factor – How to Find and Compare Factors
Try not to teach multiples and factors together. Children get them mixed up! Here is an illustration of the difference.
- Worksheets: – Multiples of Given Numbers
- Videos: – Multiples Explained – Multiples and Divisors – What are Multiples?
Least common multiples (LCM) Before you begin, this illustration will help you to understand and teach the LCM.
- Worksheets: – Least Common Multiples – Math Practice: Least Common Multiple
- Video: – LCM for Beginners
Activities: See activities provided for third-grade students.
- Children should practices completing a 12 x12 multiplication table until they can quickly complete it. Increasing the multiplication table to 15×15 will help students know math facts needed for algebra. – A blank multiplication table 12×12: Printable Multiplication Table – 15×15 multiplication table: Printable Multiplication Chart – Practice Multiplication Facts Sheets
- Illustration of 2- and 3-Digit Multiplication
Fourth graders should understand that division is the inverse operation of multiplication and know division facts to 100.
- Worksheets: Division Math Facts Practice Sheets
Fractions Fractions are recognized to 1/12 in fourth grade. Fractions must be added and subtracted by finding the common denominator.
- Videos: – Equivalent Fractions – Equivalent Fractions: Equal Parts of a Whole
- Game: – Visual Models and Manipulatives
- Videos: – Find a Common Denominator with a Four Square Organizer – Finding a Common Denominator – Fractions Addition with the Same Denominator – Adding Fractions with the Same Denominator
- Worksheets: – Printables: Numerators, Denominators and Converting Fractions
- Video: – How to Subtract Similar Fractions
- Games: – Adding and Subtracting Fractions – Long Division with 2-Digit Divisors
– Printables: Long Division
- Videos: – Long Division Made Easy – Relate Division and Multiplication – Double Digit Divisors
– Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Squares, square roots, exponents, and cubes
- Illustration of a squared number
- Square root video
- Exponents video
- Illustration of a cubed number
How to create and read frequency tables: Data and Graphing Video
- How to create a dot plot: Graphing: Dot Plots and Line Plots Video and Dot Plot Graphs Printables
- Stem and leaf plots: Data and Graphing Video
- Range: Range: Statistics Video
- Mean, median, mode videos: – Things We Can Measure in Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode and Range – Mean, Mode, and Median: A Tutorial – How to Calculate Mean, Median and Mode
- Frequency table: – Interactive Maths
- Dot plot: – Printable: Dot Plot – Dot Plot Graphs Printables
- Stem and leaf plot: – Printable: Stem, Leaf Plot Practice
- Mean, mode, median, and range: – Printable: Mean, Mode, Median, Range Practice
PEMDAS (Order of operations) Remember this as “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally”. PEMDAS should be memorized. This is the order in which problems should be worked:
P = parenthesis (and brackets) E = exponents M = multiplication D = division A = addition S = subtraction
- Ratio Problems
- Printable: Ratio Practice
Coordinate plane Videos:
- Coordinate Plane and Plotting Points
- The Coordinate Plane
- Distance on the Coordinate Plane
Once children understand the concept of the coordinated plane, they are ready to plot Cartesian Cartoons. This is a great website that gives you the plot pattern of different coordinated planes. Many of the plot patterns are holiday pictures. The website also has printable numbered graph paper: Cartesian Cartoons Graphing Puzzles
- Algebraic Expression
- Algebraic Equation
- Introduction to Algebra
- Algebraic Expressions
- Distributive Property: The distributive property can be described as a Walmart or Amazon distribution center. Numbers are distributed like merchandisers distribute products.
- Commutative Property: The commutative property can be described like commuting to work. Numbers are on the move, back and forth.
- Associative Property: The associative property is the friendship property of math. The numbers group together and hang out.
Illustrations of Number Properties:
- Common Math Properties
- Basic Number Properties
- Number Properties
- Commutative, Associative and Distributive Properties
- Properties of Addition and Multiplication
Percentage to Decimals to Fractions Worksheets:
- Fraction Decimals and Percents
- Fractions to Percentages
- Fractions to Decimals
- Find the Perimeter of a Rectangle Practice
- Find the Perimeter of a Triangle Practice
- Find the Perimeter of Irregular Shapes Practice
- Intro to Perimeter
- Find the Perimeter of a Triangle
- Find the Area and Perimeter of a Rhombus
- Find the Perimeter of Irregular Shapes, Missing Lengths
- Find the Area of a Rectangle Practice
- Area of a Triangle Practice
- Area of Irregular Shapes
- Area of a Rectangle
- How to Find the Area of a Rectangle
- What is Slope?
- Undefined Slope
- Graphing Slope
- How to Find the Slope
- Kids Math: Slope
- Four Types of Slope
- Algebra Basics: What Are Polynomials?
- Adding and Subtracting Polynomials, Part I
- Adding and Subtracting Polynomials (Combining Like Terms)
- Multiplying Polynomials by Monomials, Part I
- Top 3 Mistakes Students Make Factoring Polynomials
- Factoring Polynomials Using the Greatest Common Factor
- Greatest Common Factor of Polynomials
- Factoring Polynomials ✎ Edit Sign
- Practice with Polynomials
- Factoring by Finding a Greatest Common Factor
- Finding the Greatest Common Factor
- Common Factoring Tutorial
- Exponents with Integer Bases
- Integer Exponents
- Algebra Function Worksheet with Answer Keys
- Algebra Basics: Exponents in Algebra
- Exponent Integer Rules (Simplifying Math)
Function Definition: What is a Function?
- Introduction to Functions
- Algebra Functions
- What is a Function?
- Algebra Basics: What Are Functions?
- Identifying Functions with Ordered Pairs, Tables and Graphs
- Linear Equations
Definition: Linear Equations
Definition: Quadratic Equations
- Learn the Quadratic Formula in 10 Minutes
- Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
- Quadratics: The Quadratic Formula