Marvelous Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun
You can make homeschool math fun, even if it’s not your favorite subject.
Find out how homeschoolers just like you get creative with turning math into learning fun at home.
Enjoying Math Fun at Home
Could you use some tips on how to make homeschool math fun?
If so, you’re not alone! Many homeschoolers want to know how to make homeschooling math more interesting and fun.
Math can be a touchy subject. Maybe you didn’t have a positive experience with math growing up? Did you develop a fixed mindset when it comes to math?
Or perhaps you have a child or two who curl up into a fetal position and heave great sobs when the mere mention of math is made? #askmehowiknow
Math in the younger years is often full of hands-on fun. As your kids get older, the work gets harder and stressful.
The good news is that you can make homeschool math fun with a bit of creativity and inspiration 🙂
Marvelous Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun
I’m all about making life and learning fun. I’ve discovered that it’s the best way to maintain a relaxed homeschool environment with our five boys.
To help homeschoolers make one of the toughest subjects more approachable and fun, I’ve asked some amazingly creative homeschool moms to share their top ideas and tips.
You’ll find ways to make homeschool math fun for:
- Teaching Homeschool Math & Making It Fun
- Fun Ways to Learn Math Facts
- Hands-On Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun
- Let’s Get Creative with Making Math Fun
Teaching Homeschool Math & Making It Fun
Teaching Math When It’s Your Least Favourite Subject (The Koala Mom): Four tips for teaching math, even when you and your kids don’t like math.
Learning Math at Home in a FUN Way (Rolling Prairie Readers): All children deserve a solid math foundation in the early years. Rather than starting with workbooks at the age of 3 or 4, we can bring in fun math games and activities. Young children often do their best learning through play!
Fun Ways to Learn Math Facts
Double-Digit Subtraction (Line Upon Line Learning): Turn math problems into a game by using playing cards to create math problems. With this specific double-digit card game, partners rearrange playing cards to get a subtraction problem closest to a “target” number, but playing cards can be adapted to aid in learning many different math topics.
The Ultimate Bundle of Fun (Free) Multiplication Worksheets (Hess Un-Academy): This bundle of fun multiplication worksheets includes games, activities, and color-by-number multiplication pages. Perfect for the student who needs some fun multiplication practice.
Baseball Multiplication (Line Upon Line Learning): Practice multiplication with a “baseball” game. Can your team get the most runs without striking out?
Mastering Math Facts (The Waldock Way): Discover cool ways to make learning math facts fun. Great list of tips and resources!
Hands-On Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun
Multiplication Product SPLAT (Line Upon Line Learning): Use a fly swatter to swat out the pesky multiplication “flies” to review multiplication in a hands-on game.
Hands-On Math: Binary Finger Counting (Humility and Doxology): Check out this fun, mind-boggling, hands-on activity to explore and play around with math through binary finger counting, complete with video demonstration from a homeschooled high school student.
Marshmallow Math (Line Upon Line Learning): Practice adding and counting with marshmallows for some hands-on wintertime fun.
Outdoor Arrays (Line Upon Line Learning): Practice multiplication by making natural arrays outside. Use rocks, sticks, flowers, or leaves to create your array.
Let’s Get Creative with Making Math Fun
5 Steps to Help Kids Memorize the Chinese Multiplication Table (Fortune Cookie Mom): Learn the Chinese ways to memorize multiplication.
Review Area and Perimeter with a Flower Garden Design (Line Upon Line Learning): Design a flower garden to meet minimum specifications and in the process practice calculating area and perimeter.
Introducing Measurement with Dr. Seuss’ The Foot Book (Homeschooling In Progress): Toddlers and preschoolers will love these measurement activities after reading Dr. Seuss’ The Foot Book.
Skip-Bo for Fun Kindergarten Math (Line Upon Line Learning): Reinforce kindergarten math skills, like sorting and skipping numbers, as well as adding to 5 and planning ahead, with a fun game of Skip-Bo.
Gameschooling: Math (The Waldock Way): Games are an awesome and easy way to make math fun for kids. Check out these amazing math games!
Pancake Math (Line Upon Line Learning): Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division when cooking and eating pancakes!
How Do YOU Make Homeschool Math Fun?
These ideas and tips are just the beginning. I’ll be updating this list with more ways to keep math fun.
If you have creative ways to make learning math at home fun, please share your suggestions (and links, if you have them), in the comments area below 🙂
Check out our entire How to Make Homeschool Fun series where you’ll find hope and help for:
- Marvelous Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun
- Spectacular Ways to Make Homeschool Science Fun
- Wonderful Ways to Make Homeschool Writing Fun
- Sensational Ways to Make Homeschool History Fun
- Remarkable Ways to Make Homeschool Reading Fun
- Amazing Ways to Make Homeschool Art Fun
- Grand Ways to Make Homeschool Music Fun
My best tool in teaching math, is the chess board. Power of multiplication and exponentiation and how they are connected can be introduced in a very graphic way, using the chess board. And this is the most obvious thing. Playing chess improves a lot skills that are very important in learning math, like logical thinking or problem solving. Chess is not only sipmle cure for boredom, but this is an excelent mind training. And it is a perfect tool to spend a productive time with your kids! You don’t have to know how to play yourself to teach your full of energy kids! There is a game based on chess called the Story Time Chess. It uses a chess teaching method that has been perfected for over a decade, kids will LOVE learning chess through fun stories and exercises. Learning chess helps with: academic performance, improving test scores, arithmetic skills, critical thinking and boosting emotional intelligence. Introducing chess to our children is a very good idea. It’s important to know, it might sound obvious, but isn’t so, that you can do it from a very young age and you don’t have to explain it with proper rules. Why? This is the obvious part – because there is no fun in it. But with books like this, by Richard James, or like the one writen by Makism Aksanov (net-boss.org/chess-puzzles-for-kids-by-maksim-aksanov) and by many, many more chess entthusiasts, it’s very easy to teach with all the fun and play, and make with this game a very rich, fantasy world of our kids 🙂
I was one of those kids who curled up in a foetal position when we had to do math!!! Wish we had some more fun ideas back in those days!!!