Is it even summertime if you haven’t had s’mores? Of course not! That’s why we’re featuring an amazing cast iron s’mores dip recipe you can make with little ones to celebrate the best days of summer. These easy, no-fuss s’mores are ready in minutes, and you can make them in the oven or over the campfire all summer long. Kids can gather a few math facts and figures to help you prepare the perfect s’mores dip, so everyone can get right to that magical s’mores goodness at the end of the recipe. Read on to find out more!
Take math practice on the road this summer! Chances are you and your family have a busy, fun-filled summer ahead. Whether you're planning a summer road trip, shuffling little ones off to summer camp, or running a family taxi service to your kids' summer activities, you can take advantage of "on the go" moments to help kids practice math skills. In this article, we offer several ideas for practicing math skills on the road, wherever your summer plans lead you. Read on to find out more!
It's hard to believe another school year is coming to an end! The final weeks of school are the perfect time to try out a math review game with your class to revisit the important math skills your little learners have mastered this year. In the iKnowIt May blog post, we feature three easy, fun math review games you can do with your class, virtually or in the classroom. Read on to find out more.
Spring has arrived and plants are springing to life all around! Challenge your students to put their measurement skills to the test this spring with a fun math activity that teaches them to measure the height of flowers using standard and metric units. Your students will discover that flowers aren't the only things growing this spring—their math skills are too! Read on to find out more.
Introduce three basic fraction skills to your little learners with these hands-on math activities. In our latest blog post, we're featuring three fun math games that reinforce early fraction concepts. Learn about equal and non-equal parts, fractions of shapes, and fractions of sets with flexible, engaging activities that are perfect for the visual learner, kinesthetic learner, social learner, and just about every student in between! Read on to find out more.
Practice classifying triangles with a geometry art project your students will love! Read our February blog post to discover how your little learners can classify triangles by their angles or sides as they create a beautiful landscape picture featuring mountains. This math art project is a powerful teaching tool for helping kids understand triangle classifications. Read on to find out more!
Slide your way into math success in the new year with a fun math activity featuring homemade number sliders your students will love! This hands-on math craft is easy to put together and helps little ones practice a wide variety of math concepts, from place value to patterns and number sequences. Read on to learn how your students can make their own number sliders and use them to practice math skills!
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a festive Christmas math activity your whole class will love! Your little ones will practice skip counting as they help to decorate your classroom or living room with twinkling holiday lights. We provide the Christmas light bulb template to give you a head start with this fun holiday activity. Read on to learn how you and your students can skip-count your way to some magical holiday fun!
Teach money skills with festive fall-themed activities kids can do right at home! In our November blog post, we're featuring three flexible, fun activities that reinforce important money concepts, such as making change, counting money with coins and bills, and basic operations with money. Whether you and your little ones are in the mood for a trip to the pumpkin patch or want to enjoy the flavors of fall with a fall bake sale, we have the inspiration you need to practice money skills and celebrate the season!
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with apple fractions! Your little ones will love learning about basic fractions with a fun snack-time activity featuring delicious apples in season. Read the iKnowIt October blog post to learn how you can teach fractions with fresh apples, a printable apple picture (provided!), or even apple pie.
"I love math!" These words are music to a teacher's ears, so to help you cultivate a love of math with your little ones, we're featuring three activities that use music concepts to reinforce math skills in our September blog post. Learn to recognize note values while practicing addition and subtraction; practice "parts of the whole" by breaking down long notes into equivalent shorter notes; and count beats to sharpen basic counting skills. Read on to learn more!
Practicing basic addition and subtraction doesn't have to be complicated! In this article, learn how to use common everyday items you probably already have in your classroom or at home to help little ones practice adding and subtracting. Make math practice simple and fun with these everyday addition and subtraction ideas! Read on to find out more.
Summer is here to stay! To celebrate the arrival of this glorious season, we're featuring five fun water balloon games you can play with little ones to help them practice math skills. Grab a pack of water balloons and head outdoors to soak up the sunshine. We'll help you make a splash with the best water balloon math games around! Read on to find out more.
Get ready to practice geometry skills with a fun and easy activity kids will love! In our June blog post, we're showing you how you can help children learn about angles, points, lines, line segments, and rays using their name. We provide the graph paper to make it super easy to get started. All you need are some colored pencils or markers and a protractor. Read on to find out more!
Whether you are a teacher striving for creative ways to wrap up your math curriculum in a distance-learning format or you are a parent who has plummeted head-first into an unexpected homeschool journey, you can help your little ones end the school year on a high note—and we're here with practical tools to help! This article features five tips for reviewing math skills with students at home. With a little ingenuity on your part, you can help your students review important math skills they have worked hard to master this year. Read on to find out more.
If you're looking for a fun, hands-on geometry activity to help your students understand basic volume concepts, you've found it! In this article we show you how you can use simple snacks or pantry items to reinforce basic volume concepts, such as counting cubic units and finding the volume of a rectangular prism. By the time your students complete this hands-on math activity, they will be volume experts!
It's time for spring! Celebrate the arrival of spring with three math activities that help students practice basic telling time concepts. We've included a handy printable template for each activity you'll read about in today's blog post, so there's no need to waste time on lots of prep work! Get ready to practice telling time in hours and half hours, converting units of time, and calculating elapsed time. Read on to find out more.
What could be more fun (or tasty) than practicing math skills with Goldfish crackers? Learn about three ways you can use Goldfish crackers with your little learners to practice graphing and data concepts, including picture graphs, bar graphs, and finding the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set. These activities are adaptable to a variety of grade levels, so get some Goldfish crackers and let's dive in!
Get ready to have some serious fraction fun! Students will use play dough to practice fractions of shapes in this hands-on math activity. Grab your favorite play dough set and read on to find out more.
Get into tip-top shape for the holiday season with a fun Christmas shapes activity! Students will use two-dimensional shapes to assemble festive Christmas objects. We provide the template for you, so all your students will need to do is color, cut, and create! Read on to find out more.
Your students are going to love practicing number bonds with this adorable Thanksgiving math craft! We provide the turkey template, so all you need is a dry erase marker, scissors, and a few coloring supplies to make the holiday math magic happen! Read on to find out more.
What's not to love about a math activity that uses bingo dabbers?! In this blog post, we show you how you can use bingo dabbers to help your students practice reading a calendar. Read on to find out more!
Could there be anything more perfect for fall than a place value activity using mini pumpkins? We didn't think so! Drop in on your local farmer's market or pick some up at your favorite grocery store and join us for three fun, simple activities that help students practice place value concepts.
Here's a fun math activity you can do with your students on the first day of school! It's a great icebreaker game that helps students get to know each other as they review basic math facts. Grab some markers, colorful sticky notes, and white paper, and get ready to figure each other out—literally!
Could there be anything that says, "Summer is here!" better than a pool noodle? (Okay, we think ice cream cones, sunblock, sand pails, s'mores, flip flops, and sunglasses make a strong case too, but you get our point!) In honor of the classic swimming pool plaything we all know and love, we decided to take learning out of the classroom with three fun math games kids can play with pool noodles. Read on to find out more!
If you're looking for a great hands-on activity for reviewing fractions, decimals, and percents with your students, congratulations—you've just found it! In this blog post we show you how to use dominoes to help children practice simple fractions, decimals, and percents. Grab a pack of dominoes from your classic games collection, or pick up a set at your local dollar store. Let's get started!
Practice fact families with this cute spring-themed craft! All you need is construction paper, scissors, glue or tape, and a marker to make a fact family flower. This activity is ideal for first, second, and third grade students.
Practicing basic money skills doesn't get any easier than this! Grab some cupcake liners, a marker, and a handful of plastic play coins (or the real thing!) and get ready for a fun counting coins activity. This math game is ideal for first grade, second grade, or third grade students.
In this math craft activity, children will make their very own abacus out of popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, and plastic pony beads! They can use their abacus to practice basic math skills, like counting, adding, and subtracting. Read on to find out more!
What's a sure way to turn math practice into an activity children will love? Use snacks! The following activities use pretzels to help students practice basic geometry concepts, including angles, lines, and polygons. Read on to find out more.
It's time to practice basic telling time skills! In this activity, children will practice identifying the five-minute interval associated with each number on an analog clock. They will do this by making their own analog clock from two paper plates. It's simple, easy, and fun! Read more to find out how to make your own analog clock!
Everybody loves Christmas cookies! In this holiday math activity, your class will vote on their favorite holiday treats and make a bar graph to display the results! Read on to find out more!
Everyone loves a game of tic-tac-toe! You'll love this version of the game even more because your students can practice basic multiplication and division skills while they play! Grab some markers, scissors, and a few blank sheets of paper, and we'll show you how it's done!
Grab a bag of Halloween candy and get ready for some rounding fun! This simple sorting activity gives students practice rounding to the nearest ten. Read on to find out more!
Check out this "hands-on" activity for practicing simple addition from 0 to 10. We'll show you how to put together this adorable activity in under ten minutes using only five supplies! Read on to find out more.
In this exciting game, students compete to see who can be the first to show the correct place value on their place value mats!
Are you looking for a hands-on activity for teaching flips, slides, and turns? This is it! All you'll need is a pair of scissors and construction paper. Read on to find out more.
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Grab a pair of dice and get ready to practice basic addition and subtraction with your young learners.