Monday, March 10, 2014

# Spring Elementary Math Ideas - After School Link Up

I am pleased to feature fantastic hands-on ideas for elementary school from After School Link Up participants.

## Math on Planet Smarty Pants

We are very excited about upcoming Pi Day. All week I will be sharing both my own ideas and ideas from other kid bloggers on my blog and on my Facebook page. We spend a lot of time playing with math at home, and I shared some of the things we do earlier this year in my guest post on supplementing math curriculum at home for Teach Beside Me.

## Math Ideas from After School Link Up

Every week I am finding some terrific hands-on ideas for teaching math concepts at home to elementary school students . Sometimes I feel we had more time to try them all, and I want to share some of my favorites with you.
1. We love Lego in our house, and I enjoyed reading about this creative Lego Challenge Math Activity from Buggy and Buddy (also includes a free Lego math printable).

2. Superheroes and Teacups is offering simple hands-on ways to help young children master money.

3. Sometimes math and art are intrinsically linked together, especially when it comes to geometry. I loved this colorful paper polyhedron from Relentlessly Fun, Surprisingly Educational.

4. What Do We Do All Day had another brilliant math-art idea – a skyline drawing of pi. A math geek in me admires this project so much!

5. I saw several multiplication tower variations on the blogs lately. Navigating By Joy tried several different ones, and it cracked me up that her daughter did her own version in Minecraft (I have my own emerging Minecraft lover here too!)

6. Finally, This Reading Mama shared my own guest post on her site with 10 Math Books for 10 Years of Life. I really enjoyed sharing our favorite math books with her readers!

Dayna Abraham said...

Thank you so much for hosting this. I am going to attempt to get back in the swing of linking up at these. Such great ideas.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What a great resource you have created in this post! I LOVED Erica's Pi Day skyline art idea.

Marie-Claude Leroux said...

Great math activity round up - such creative ideas!

Cindy Howell said...

Thank you so much for featuring my money activity! I'm honored. :)

Lucinda @ NavigatingByJoy.com said...

I am loving all your recent maths posts. Thanks for featuring our multiplication towers!