Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Math Games

I send homework home each week.  I develop my homework calendar each month so that they parents can see future spelling words and have a heads up for what it coming.  Each week the kids have a reading log, math game, and are supposed to practice their spelling words.  Instead of having worksheets for the math homework I send home instructions for a math game each week.  The parents are responsible for playing the game with their child each night.  This has been very successful helping the students to become masters at the games that they are playing in the classroom.  It also gives them the much needed practice with the skills we are covering.  I typically do is teach the math game/skill on Friday or Monday so that the kids know how to play the game and can be their parents teachers.

I am attaching the games that I have been creating for homework.  The games come from all different resources some of them have been modified to make them appropriate to be done at home with limited resources.  A few sources are Math Investigations and Nancy Norman: Creating Great Mathers.  Please feel free to share them with your families and use in your classroom.

Race to a Dollar
Number of the day
Make 10
How Many are Hiding
How Many to 20
Doubles Match
Closer to 10
Closer to 10 Board
50 Pennies
50 Pennies Board



  1. This is a great idea. So much better than worksheets. I will have to try this in my classroom next year. I would love to take a look at your homework calendar. That sounds fantastic!


  2. I haven't had much luck try to download these. I get a message that says they can't be retrieved???

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