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Teachers: Below are math activities by math strand. Follow your school's curriculum to meet the standards for your district.

Here are some suggestions for kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade.

Elementary Math Activities and Lessons

Calendar lessons and activities

Calendar (Measurement)

Our calendar math resources include classroom activity ideas, lesson plans, links to math games and free calendar worksheets and printables:

  • Calendar vocabulary worksheets
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce learning calendar time
  • Know the days of the week and months of the year - days of the week worksheets and months of the year worksheets
  • Link to interactive game - calendar activity
  • Nursery rhymes using days of the week
  • Nursery rhymes using months of the year
  • Printable calendars
  • Toys that teach days of the week and months of the year
  • Understand time orientation: today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon
Patterns and classifying lesson ideas

Classifying and Patterns

Our classifying and patterns math resources include classifying and pattern activity ideas, lesson plans, links to math games and free pattern worksheets and printables:

  • Sort and classify objects by size, shape, color or amount
  • Define a set
  • In a given set, indicate which item doesn't belong
  • Recognize patterns and predict extensions
Telling time activities and lesson plans

Clocks and Telling Time Activities

Our telling time math resources include clock activity ideas, lesson plans, links to clock games and free clock worksheets and telling time printables:

  • Clock flash cards for the classroom - read a clock face to the hour, half hour, quarter hour, minute
  • Clock vocabulary worksheets
  • Links to interactive games - analog clock game, digital clock game, world clock - time conversions
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce learning time
  • Sequencing by time: before and after; first, next, last
  • Toys that teach time
  • Videos that teach time
 
Fractions lesson ideas and activities

Fractions

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Comparing fractions worksheets
  • Fraction worksheets (recognize fractions as part of a whole) 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, etc
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Integrating literature - books that reinforce teaching fractions
  • Recognizing fractions that are equal to 1
  • Simplifying fractions worksheets
  • Toys that teach fractions
  • Videos that teach fractions
Shapes and geometry activities and lessons

Geometry Activities (Shapes)

  • Angles
  • Flat and solid shapes
  • Identify left and right
  • Identify top, bottom, middle
  • Identify and sort basic plane figures: square, rectangle, triangle and circle
  • Identify shapes in nature and surroundings
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce learning shapes and geometry
  • Links to shape games - Create Your Own Chinese Tangrams, Recreate Tangrams, Geometric Shapes, Dots and Squares and Shape Words Wordsearch
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce geometric concepts
  • Polygons
  • Shape worksheets for teachers
  • Toys that teach shapes
  • Relative position vocabulary worksheet - closed, open, on, under, over, in front, in back (behind), inside, outside, above, below, etc
Measurement Activities and Lesson Ideas

Measurement

  • Circles
  • Compare weights of objects using a balance scale
  • Compare U.S. and metric measurements
  • Identify familiar measuring tools such as a ruler, scale, thermometer
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce learning measurement
  • Link to measurement games
  • Measure lines in inches, feet and centimeters
  • Measuring rectangles
  • Measurement vocabulary worksheets
  • Measurement abbreviations
  • Metric weights and measures
  • Perimeter and area
  • Practice using standard and non-standard units of measurement to compare objects
  • Printable rulers
  • Toys that teach measurement concepts
  • Understand equivalent measurements ie. 1 foot = 12 inches
  • U.S. weights and measures
  • Vocabulary worksheets
Money Activities and Lesson Ideas

Money Activities

  • Adding money worksheets
  • Coin recognition activities - identify pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills
  • Identify the dollar sign ($) and cents sign (¢)
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce learning coins and money
  • Money shopping
  • Show how different combinations of coins equal the same amounts of money
  • State quarters - coin observation sheets
  • State quarters - links to scrambler puzzles
  • Subtracting amounts of money
  • Toys that teach about money and coins
  • Write money amounts using the cents sign (¢)
  • Write dollar amounts using the dollar sign ($)
  • Write dollar and cent amounts using number words
Numbers and Number Sense Lessons

Numbers and Number Sense

  • Compare quantities using >, < and =
  • Counting Games - links to count by ones, count by twos, count by threes, count by fives, count by tens, count backwards from 20, odd numbers, even numbers
  • Count backwards from 10
  • Counting by 2's
  • Counting by 5's
  • Counting by 10's
  • Counting to 10
  • Counting to 100
  • Counting to 1000
  • Even numbers number chart
  • Even numbers worksheets
  • Greater than - less than a number worksheets
  • Identify dozen, half-dozen, pairs
  • Identify pairs
  • Integrating literature - books that reinforce learning numbers and number sense
  • Interpret bar graphs
  • Interpret pictorial graphs
  • Number charts (Blank 100 number chart, interactive 100 number chart [0-99], interactive 100 number chart [1-100]
  • Number recognition
  • Number words worksheets
  • Number writing
  • Odd numbers number chart
  • One to one correspondence for numbers 1 through 12 (number flash cards) for the classroom
  • Ordinial numbers worksheets
  • Place value: hundreds worksheets
  • Place value: thousands worksheets
  • Recognize and write numbers 0-10
  • Recognize and write numbers 0-100
  • Recognize place value: ones, tens, hundreds, thousands
  • Recognize Roman numerals
  • Round to the nearest 10
  • Toys that teach numbers and number sense
  • Understand the concepts of "most' and "least" by comparing sets
  • Use tallies
Math Activities - Addition Lessons and Worksheets

Operations and Computations - Addition

  • Add and subtract using concrete objects
  • Adding a number to itself (doubling a number)
  • Addition flash cards for the classroom
  • Addition worksheets - vocabulary activities and addition practice
  • Addition games - links to an interactive flash card game, practice sums game, yahtzee math game
  • Integrating literature - books that reinforce learning addition
  • Solve 2 digit addition problems with and without grouping
  • Three digit addition and subtraction worksheets
  • Toys that teach addition
  • Two digit addition and subtraction worksheets
  • Understand that addition problems can be written horizonally or vertically
  • Write an addition equation to solve a basic word problem
Math Activities - Division Worksheets and Lessons

Operations and Computations - Division

  • Division worksheets - vocablulary activities and division practice
  • Division flash cards for the classroom
  • Integrating literature - books that reinforce learning division
  • Toys that teach division
  • Two digit addition and subtraction worksheets
  • Write a division equation to solve a basic word problem
Math Activities - Multiplication Worksheets and Lessons

Operations and Computations - Multiplication

  • Integrating literature - books that reinforce learning multiplication
  • Multiplication flash cards for the classroom
  • Multiplication worksheets - vocablulary activities multiplication practice
  • Toys that teach multiplication
  • Two digit multiplication worksheets
  • Understand that multiplication problems can be written horizonally or vertically
  • Write a multiplication equation to solve a basic word problem
Math Activities - Subtraction Worksheets and Lessons

Operations and Computations Subtraction

  • Integrating literature - books that reinforce learning subtraction
  • Subtraction flash cards for the classroom
  • Subtraction worksheets - vocablulary activities and division practice
  • Toys that teach subtraction
  • Two digit subtraction worksheets
  • Understand that subtraction problems can be written horizonally or vertically
  • Write a subtraction equation to solve a basic word problem
Pattern Activities - Pattern Worksheets and Lessons

Patterns

  • Creating patterns lessons
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce patterns
  • Recognizing patterns worksheets
Problem Solving and Equations

Problem Solving and Equations

  • Addition and subtraction mats (practice creating equations using concrete objects)
  • Integrating literature - children's books that reinforce problem solving and equations
  • Practice writing equations
  • Word problem worksheets
 
 

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4th of July Thematic Unit - 4th of July
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Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
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Patriot Day Theme Unit of Study - 9/11 - Patriot Day
April Fools Day Thematic Unit - April Fools Day
American Heart Month Thematic Unit - Wear Red Day - American Heart Month
Arbor Day Theme Unit of Study - Arbor Day
Armed Forces Thematic Unit - Armed Forces Day
Ash Wednesday Theme Unit of Study - Ash Wednesday
  - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
Birds Theme Unit of Study - Bird Day
Black History Thematic Unit - Black History Month
Chinese New Year Theme Unit of Study - Chinese New Year
Christmas Thematic Unit - Christmas Fun
Christian Christmas Theme Unit of Study - Christmas - Religious Christian Christmas
Cinco de Mayo Thematic Unit - Cinco de mayo
Christopher Columbus Theme Unit of Study - Columbus Day
Constitution Day Thematic Unit - Constitution Day | Constitution Week
Dental Health Theme Unit of Study - Dental Health Month
Dr. Seuss Thematic Unit - Dr. Seuss Birthday
Earth Day Theme Unit of Study - Earth Day
Fun Easter Thematic Unit - Easter Fun
Christian Easter Theme Unit of Study - Easter - Religious Christian Easter
Election Day Thematic Unit - Election Day
Epiphany Thematic Unit - Epiphany
Fall - Autumn Theme Unit of Study - Fall Activities
Father's Day Thematic Unit - Father's Day
Fire Safety Theme Unit of Study - Fire Safety Week
Flag Day Thematic Unit - Flag Day
Fourth of July Theme Unit of Study - Fourth of July
Graduation Thematic Unit - Graduation
Grandparents Day  Theme Unit of Study - Grandparents Day
Groundhog's Day Thematic Unit - Groundhog's Day
Halloween Theme Unit of Study - Halloween
Hanukkah Thematic Unit - Hanukkah
New Year Theme Unit of Study - Happy New Years Eve
Hispanic Heritage Thematic Unit - Hispanic Heritage Month
Kwanzaa Theme Unit of Study - Kwanzaa
Labor Day Thematic Unit - Labor Day
Leap Year Thematic Unit - Leap Year
Mardi Gras Theme Unit of Study - Mardi Gras
Martin Luther King  Thematic Unit - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
May Day Theme Unit of Study - May Day
Memorial Day Thematic Unit - Memorial Day
Mothers Day Theme Unit of Study - Mother's Day
National Day of Prayer Theme Unit of Study - National Day of Prayer
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
New Year Thematic Unit - New Year
One Hundred Days of School Theme Unit of Study - One Hundredth Day of School
Passover Thematic Unit - Passover
U.S. Presidents Theme Unit of Study - Presidents Day - U.S. Presidents
St Patricks Day Thematic Unit - St. Patrick's Day
Spring Theme Unit of Study - Spring Fun
Summer Thematic Unit - Summer
Super Bowl Theme Unit of Study - Super Bowl Sunday
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Thanksgiving Thematic Unit - Thanksgiving
Valentines Day Theme Unit of Study - Valentine's Day
Veterans Day Thematic Unit - Veteran's Day
Winter Theme Unit of Study - Winter
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