Five Under $5: Math

We bring you five engaging math activities, each less than $5, to recreate. Try these at-home lessons with your students or children to make learning math fun!

Numbers Many Ways

  1. Print the template or use a dry erase board to create "say it," "make it" and "write it" boxes
  2. Write a digit and ask your child to say it
  3. Have your child count it out using manipulatives (we use beans)
  4. Finish by having your child write out the number
  5. This can be adapted to use equations and mixed manipulatives

Clothespin Math

  1. Write or print simple math problems
  2. Write answers on clothespins
  3. Solve the problems with the correct clothespins
  4. Try with equal, less and greater than symbols, too

Flower Fractions

  1. Color paper plate as desired
  2. Cut paper plate into slices equal to desired fractions
  3. Label slices with fractions
  4. Create additional fraction plate slices to mix and match

Fuzzy Counting

  1. Write numbers on sticky labels
  2. Wrap labels around pipe cleaners
  3. Add beads to match the number on each pipe cleaner
  4. Repeat as necessary
  5. When assembly is complete, remove beads
  6. Ask your child to add the correct number of beads

Ice Tray Counting

  1. Number stickers
  2. Add stickers to ice tray
  3. Using beans, have your child match the numbers in the ice tray