Math is fun when you use these simple tips. Kids in elementary school and high school will learn math fast and love math; using these skills the rest of their lives.
Math is Fun
Math Fluency is achieved with practice, but practice doesn’t have to be boring!
Here are 5 fun way for kids to practice math facts for them to get good at math and have the solid foundation they will need for all future math! I encourage you to try various of these activities and see which of these works with your unique child and their educational learning style:
#1 – Math Games
Math Games are a fun, effective way for kinetic learners to practice math facts. Here are some of our favorite free printable math games:
- Hoppy Frog Math (basic addition 1-10)
- Skip Counting Paths (2s-8s)
- Skip Counting Posters (2s-10s)
- Skip Counting Puzzles (2s-10s)
#2 – Learning Math Facts with Songs
#3 – Math Flashcards
Flashcards are a great way for visual learners to practice math facts on their own. It requires no prep and minimal parental involvement. It is a great idea to have kids practice these independently 10-15 minutes a day; you’ll be amazed how much they learn!
Hint: Make it into a game by timing them to see how many they can get in a minute or having them compete against you or fellow students in an around the world math game.
You can get math flashcards at many locations including our favorite – the Target dollar section in the fall. But my kids favorite are these free printable flashcards that include favorite characters:
- Princess Addition Flashcards
- Toy Story Subtraction Flashcards
- Lego Multiplication Flashcards
- Minion Division Flashcards
#4 – Learning Math Facts with Educational DVDs
#5 – Math Practice Worksheets]
Math worksheets tend to get a bad wrap, but they are an effective tool in helping kids learn and practice math facts. Plus they are great for visual and kinetic learners.
We like to turn our math worksheets into a game – Mad Minutes. You can learn/review an entire year of math with our fun, free printable Mad Minute Math Worksheets:
- Mad Minute Math Worksheets – 1st grade
- Mad Minute Math Worksheets – 2nd grade
- Mad Minute Math Worksheets – 3rd grade
You may also want to try Math Fact Cafe that can generate math worksheets for kids from K-5th grade both online and printed worksheets.