##### Preschool Math

Teaching preschoolers math can be fun! Learn how to incorporate math learning into every day life. Find resources for free worksheets and math games for preschoolers.

##### Preschool Math Teaching Tips & Ideas

###### Let's Play Math!

This wonderful blog is written by a homeschooling mother who wants to make learning math fun. It is a place where you can learn about new ways of learning, teaching, and understanding math. Math is a game, playing with ideas. This blog is about the ongoing adventure of learning, teaching, and playing around with mathematics from preschool to precalculus.

###### Developmental Milestones for Preschool Mathematics

Children’s ability to understand mathematics takes a big leap forward in the preschool years. Their strengthening ability to represent using manipulatives, symbols, and signs opens up many new possibilities. Children also make strides in algebra and patterning. They can sequence events in time by age three. By age four, they can re-create patterns or make their own repeating pattern. During the preschool years, the child’s ability to problem solve takes on a new zeal. Children’s ability to classify objects is more developed; they can sort and organize objects into different categories and tell which pile has more. This chart details the skills that children can exhibit at different ages.

###### Homeschool Math

HomeschoolMath.net is a comprehensive math resource site for homeschooling parents and teachers: find free worksheets, math ebooks for elementary grades, an extensive link list of games, a homeschool math curriculum guide, interactive tutorials & quizzes, and teaching tips articles. The resources emphasize understanding of concepts instead of just mechanical memorization of rules.

###### Everyday math play in preschool

As adults, we can tend to over-think how to go about teaching math to young children but promoting mathematical thinking and basic math concepts can come through all kinds of simple hands-on activities. Here are some of great math activities to integrate into your homeschool.

###### Preparing for Preschool Math

Preschoolers do math even though they are not sitting at desks with workbooks or memorizing multiplication tables. Preschool math helps them make sense of the world around them and teaches them to reason and problem-solve. Teachers of preschool math build on children's prior knowledge and capitalize on their spontaneous discoveries to further their understanding of mathematical concepts.

###### Kindergarten Math

Simple approaches to teaching math for preschoolers and kindergarteners in the home environment.

###### How to Teach Math in Preschool

Every child is unique and hence the best way for them to learn math in preschool depends on their innate aptitude and the level of interest that they demonstrate in this subject. What math teachers must do is nourish, develop and refine this aptitude and interest by creating an atmosphere that encourages learning and using activities that are effective and engaging. Parents should also try to use the methods used by preschool teachers so the child can continue to learn at home.

###### Math Play: How Young Children Approach Math

Mathematical experiences for very young children should build largely upon their play and the natural relationships between learning and life in their daily activities, interests, and questions.

###### Choosing Preschool and Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Preschool and Kindergarten – what fun ages! Play is learning and learning is play. Perhaps you’re looking for some ideas for your formal Tot School or perhaps you just want to make sure that your little ones will be ready for first grade when it comes along.

###### Mathematics in Pre-K

Young preschool children are active learners, naturally curious and ready to engage in mathematical learning. They approach math with excitement and curiosity, if the practices are age-appropriate, engaging, and involve hands-on, minds-on learning approaches.

###### Mathematics Teaching Strategies

As a teacher, you can foster the development of early mathematical skills by providing environments rich in language, where thinking is encouraged, uniqueness is valued, and exploration is supported. Teachers support young children's diligence and mathematical development when they direct attention to the math children use in their play, challenge them to solve problems and encourage their persistence.

###### Preschool Math

There are many natural ways to teach preschool math. Everyday activities, like cooking and grocery shopping involve mathematical concepts.

###### Simple Tips for Summer Math Learning

Summer reading clubs and story times can help with early literacy and reading, but it might seem daunting to figure out how to prepare a young child for math. Here’s the great news: you’re the right person for the job.

###### Way to Learn Math Naturally

These are ideas and strategies to incorporate math learning into everyday life.

###### Preschool Math: Exploring Patterns

Patterns are all around us, from the clothing we wear to the repeating patterns found in nature and everyday routine. Patterning is also a basic math skill upon which many mathematical concepts are based. Times tables, addition and skip counting all require an understanding of and proficiency in patterning. In preschool, identifying and creating patterns is just the beginning of the mastery of life-long mathematical skills.

###### Board, Card and Dice Games for Learning Math, Logic and Strategy

This list is a great start to incorporating fun activities and games into your homeschool math curriculum.

###### Mathematics in the Preschool

Anyone who is pushing arithmetic onto preschoolers is wrong. Do not hurry child. No math in preschool! Preschoolers can and should engage in mathematical thinking. All young children possess informal mathematics and can learn more. A combination of an environment that is conducive to mathematical explorations, appropriate observations and interventions, and specific mathematical activities helps preschoolers build premathematical and explicit mathematical knowledge.

###### Homeschool Math Blog

Math teaching ideas, links, worksheets, reviews, articles, news, Math Mammoth, and more--anything that helps you to teach math.

###### Preschool Math: All Sorts of Sorting

Parents may think counting and recognizing numbers are the nuts and bolts of preschool math. While these are important skills for young mathematicians to master, building a foundation for complex mathematical thinking begins in the early childhood years. Sorting and classifying objects helps children begin to notice how items are alike and different, and creates an awareness that is vital for math learning.

###### Preschool Math: Mastering Number Recognition and Counting

Learning about numbers is a preschooler’s first step toward becoming a budding young mathematician. And in preschool, math learning is all about counting, number recognition, and one-to-one correspondence. If a child doesn’t ace these seemingly simple skills in a timely manner, don’t fret: even math whizzes need time to blossom. But with age appropriate techniques, helping your child to master these math milestones will be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

##### Preschool Math Games and Activities

###### Easter Egg Matching Activity

This matching activity for younger kids can be made out of plastic Easter eggs.

###### 5 DIY Manipulatives for Preschool and Kindergarten

These manipulatives are easy to make at home. They provide early learning supplies for anyone on a budget.

###### Preschool Math Activities

Browse through our preschool math activities. Here are many preschool math activities to keep your preschooler learning on the fly, all year long.

###### Math Games and Activities for Preschoolers

Great and creative ideas for reinforcing counting and numbers.

###### Montessori Spindle Box

Make this counting spindle board with simple materials from around your home. Teaches counting and grouping.

###### Let's Count! Learning Numbers in Multiple Ways

This great video shows different activities that can be used to teach young children how to count.

###### Sort and Count Bottles

Use old bottles and pom poms for simple counting and sorting maths games and motor skills fun! With lots of ways to play and learn, these are a great addition to the maths area at home or school.

###### Sort the Mail: Pretend Play and Number Recognition

Kids love to pretend and test their limits within boundaries of make believe. Combining pretend play with math is a great way to challenge your kids without making them feel like it’s a test. Pretending to be a postal worker gives the task of sorting meaning and with that meaning their learning is deeper and better retained.

###### Math Songs

These counting song are available for download. Lyrics can be printed.

###### Math Songs

These cute math songs help young children learn about addition, money, time, and skip counting.

###### 75+ Math Activities

These simple early learning math activities teach skills like number recognition, counting, simple addition and subtraction, sorting, sequencing numbers, and measuring.

###### JumpStart Math Activities

When it comes to math, a good foundation is essential. With these fun math activities for kids, numbers become friends and the basic foundation for the subject is established at an early age. Different math activities for kids of different age groups can be effective in teaching them basic but essential math concepts.
Here are some interesting grade-based math activities that parents and teachers can use to make math a whole lot of fun!

###### Preschool Math Activities with Duplo Legos

Counting and learning about patterns is fun with Duplo blocks. These easy activities can be put together in no time at home.

###### Adding Fun

With just a few inexpensive supplies, you can make this simple adding activity for your preschooler.

###### Math With Legos: Preschool Roll and Count

Use 1 x 1 Lego bricks and a 12-sided math die to encourage counting and learning.

###### 20+ Fun Math Activities for Kids

Wonderful collection of math games and activities that you can create at home.

###### Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics

This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.

###### Lego Challenge Math Activity-Free Printable

Practicing math skills like spatial awareness and geometry can be fun, especially when the math activity involves Legos! Here’s a free printable math challenge for kids using Lego or Duplo bricks!

###### Free Printable Ten Frame Cards

Learn 10s with these free printable cards that offer a fun way to practice. Read about different ways to use the cards for enjoyable math games to teach this concept.

###### Board, Card and Dice Games for Learning Math, Logic and Strategy

##### Homeschool Preschool Math Curriculum

###### ABC Mouse Homeschool Early Learning Academy

The ABCmouse.com Homeschool Early Learning Academy offers these features:

- More than 5,000 learning activities in Reading, Math, Beginning Science, Social Studies, Art, and Music
- A full online preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten curriculum
- A Step-by-Step Learning Path that guides your child through the curriculum at his or her own pace
- Our powerful Lesson Builder tool that allows you to create your own lessons for your child

###### Making Math Meaningful

Making Math Meaningful is a wonderful beginning. It lays the strong foundation for understanding math. Every concept is introduced with a simple conversation (which is provided for you) using math manipulatives. You are spending quality time with your children talking about each math concept.
The conversations are simple. The activities are easy to do. The lesson plans tell you exactly what you are to do and what you are to say. Perfect for the busy mom.
There are no seminars to attend and no videos to watch! Simply pull the book from the shelf and start teaching. Each child has his own student workbook. Levels K through 4 give you a written script to teach each concept and skill. Levels 5 and 6 and Algebra are written directly to your child. Your child will simply pull the book from the shelf and teach himself.
There is no easier math manipulative program for mom.

###### Sonlight Math Curricula

Teach confidently with Sonlight's handpicked math resources — the programs are the best on the market for elementary math to Calculus.
Every math curriculum has potential strengths and weaknesses, so you'll find included information to help you find the best fit for your students.
They offer several math programs for the elementary grades. Young children benefit from an enriched environment in which they see math being used in different ways and in which they approach problems from different directions.

###### Sonlight Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

Finding the right homeschool preschool curriculum is important. For many children, this will be their first introduction to organized learning. Giving your child the right introduction to the world of knowledge can help them become life-long learners. To learn how to choose the right homeschool preschool curriculum for your child, consult the resources offered at Sonlight.

###### Time4Learning

The Time4Learning preschool program combines technology, animated characters, original stories and fun music to inspire a love of learning in the littlest e-learners. Ed Mouse and his friends guide children through more than forty topics such as numbers, letters, rhymes, self, time, music and colors.

###### Mad Dog Math

Mad Dog Math is a fun, exciting, motivating, and challenging supplement to any math curriculum. They've taken the basic facts and broken them down into bite-sized pieces that any child can master.
A child progresses through a series of timed drills at his own pace.

###### Shiller Math

ShillerMath publishes research-based math curriculum, music, manipulatives, flashcards, and workbooks for students of ages 4-13 (including pre-K and pre-Algebra), with beautifully designed lessons, diagnostic tests with answer keys, math songs, and Montessori-based manipulatives.
No Montessori or math knowledge is required and there's zero lesson preparation - just read (or have your child read) what's in quotes and you're good to go! Students using this approach consistently outperform their peers.
The ShillerMath curriculum includes authoritative materials and lessons used by thousands of Montessori schools worldwide and is the math curriculum of choice for thousands of homes and classrooms nationwide.

###### Professor B Math

Professor B Math delivers world-class mathematics and national precedents by means of a unique perspective on children's real gifts for learning mathematics.

###### Living Math

Early exposure to real mathematics in natural settings, without requiring mastery of arithmetic on a set timetable is a key to the ease with which kids attain mastery when the time is right for them. Math literature and history humanizes math, makes it come alive, and provides a context to enjoy and retain learning. This wonderful site offers a literature-based approach to math learning, with book lists, lesson plans, and more.

###### Key to...Workbooks

Give your students the keys to math-skill mastery! These self-paced, self-guided workbooks—covering topics from fractions and decimals to algebra and geometry—motivate students and build their confidence with bite-size, easy-to-follow lessons. With Key to…® workbooks, you can customize curriculum for individual learners. Included in the series are: Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Measurement, Metric Measurement, Algebra, and Geometry.

##### Preschool Math Worksheets and Printables

###### Lego Challenge Math Activity-Free Printable

###### Preschool Math Printables

These printables are free and help provide extra support for teaching preschool math. You'll find calendars, number tracing cards, number mats, patterns, and more.

###### Preschool Math Worksheets and Printables

Preschool math worksheets help your young learner develop essential early math skills. From number recognition to counting to addition, preschoolers learn a lot about numbers in one year. Our collection of preschool math worksheets is designed for kids who want to build skills that will prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. These preschool math worksheets help present new number topics to kids in a way that's fun and easy to understand. Help foster a culture of learning by doing these preschool math worksheets with your child.

###### Free Printable Ten Frame Cards

###### Making Learning Fun Math Ideas

Fun and free printables that are great for preschoolers. These activities make learning fun!

###### Homeschool Math

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###### Homeschooling on a Shoestring : A Jam-packed Guide

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