|Flocabulary provides a great way to practice math facts while dancing and singing along.|
Yes summer is for fun, but it doesn't hurt to make a bit of time to practice facts and play math games.
What can you do?
Here are a few ideas.
- Get Chromecast. Sign up for Flocabulary. Watch Flocabulary's Math Fact and other raps on your TV. Dance to the rap as you listen, rap along, and watch.
- Play math games like Yahtzee, cards, and chess.
- Use flash cards. Practice all the facts (+/- for k-2 and X/div. for 3-5). Start with smaller sets of similar facts, and build up to all the facts. Perhaps you could even have a prize list with prizes such as a trip to the park, bike ride, swim at a local pool when students reach specific proficiencies.
- Sign up for SumDog, Khan Academy, DragonBox, SCRATCH, Scratch Jr., TenMarks, and other math apps and online games. Plan to practice for a few minutes several days a week.
- Make a math fact book online or off with pictures, numbers, and words.
What are some other ways that you prepare your children for the math year ahead? If you make this a fun and engaging time, you'll not only prepare your child for math, but you'll also prepare him/her for a year of learning engagement and success.