Mastering math facts can be difficult and boring for kids, but knowing the facts can make math so much easier for them in the long run.
So what is the best way to teach the facts and make them stick without boring your kids?
Make mastering the math facts fun!
Today, I am going to share with you a few ways we are mastering the multiplication and division math facts in a fun, hands on way.
Hands-On Manipulatives For Math
Most kids learn best by manipulating things with their hands. So, hands on resources are essential.
Multiplication and Division Three-Corner Flash CardsLearning Wrap-Ups: Multiplication and DivisionPower Pen Multipliction & DivisionTool for Learning Multiplication & DivisionMathematical Intelligence StickMultiplication Table PuzzleMultiplication & Division Electronic Math Flash CardMultiplication & Division Puzzle: Grades 3-4
Math Games for Multiplication and Division
One way we make everything fun in our house is games! So of course we are using games to master our math facts.
ThinkFun Math Dice Fun GameKakooma Breakthrough Multiplication & Divisiontri-FACTa Multiplication & Division GameBumper Car Math GameMath Dash Multiplication & DivisionMonster Sock Factory Multiplication and DivisionPet Me Multiplication and Division GameAdsumudi Math GameMultiplication & Division Bingo GameMath Sprint – The Mental Math GameProof! Math Game – The Fast Paced Game of MentalMath for Love Prime Climb
Apps To Help Your Child Learn Math
We love using our Kindle Fire for school. Having apps that help focus on math fact fluency are essential in our homeschool.
DVD’s That Teach Math Facts
My daughter learns a ton through watching things on television. So I love having a few fun math fact shows at the ready.
Fun Math Printables – Multiplication and Division
One of the ways you can make math fun is by using fun printables.
I personally love all of the math fact printables from The Moffatt Girls. They offer fun, hands-on fluency without a ton of prep work from me.
I picked all the ones I knew would be fun for my daughter (mostly ones that involved coloring and dice). Then I used them to make a math fact book for her.
You can search places like Teacher Pay Teachers or Pinterest and find printables that would appeal best to your child.
DIY Math Activities
One of my daughter’s favorite things to play with is LEGOs. So why not turn that into math practice too?
For this activity I use a fine tip Sharpie to write numbers on the bricks and now she can use them to “build products”. This helps her to see the math problems and how they can work as multiplication and division.
Another great option if you want something to help you teach the facts that includes games and practice are the Math Facts that Sticks book series by Kate Snow.