• Elementary Key Tools

## Math

Resources Family Guidance
List of activities

Math is all around our everyday life!

• Review this list of activities to find ways to “mathematize” everyday activities and to support the idea that math is everywhere around us!
• Try to complete one activity every other day

Standards-aligned math activites are available to your students.

• Help your student do 2 to 3 math lessons per week (approximately 45 minutes) as well as 20 minutes of math learning games per week.

Math Games

Use the links to access instructions for fun math games!

• Play a game with a partner.  Partners could be a peer, sibling, or adult.
• Think about strategies you are using while playing the game to help you be more successful.
• Ask your partner why they make certain moves in the game to learn about their strategies for playing.

 K: Use 5 Frame Cards  1st: Use 10 Frame Cards  2nd:  Use 20 Frame Cards

Card Games

Use the links to access instructions for fun math card games! Ask your student about math-related strategies they use while playing the game

• Why did you do make that move?
• What number are you hoping to roll? Why?
• What card are you hoping to draw?  Why?
• What will happen if you roll/draw a ___ this time?
• What do you not want to draw/roll?  Why?

K-2 Card Games

Counting Collections Instruction

Use the link below to access instructions for fun counting games!

• Student can count collections of items around the house (pennies, cheerios, LEGOs, buttons, etc.).
• Kindergarten: 20-50 items
• Third through fifth grade: 100-300 items

Students can record how they counted on the count record sheet (see recording sheets attached to the link at left).

• Provide tools to help your student organize their count like small plates, cups, ten frames (attached to link below) and empty egg cartons

Extension Activities

Use the links to access instructions for fun math extensions!