Are you looking for fun ways to teach Math to your First Graders? Sometimes a worksheet just isn’t engaging enough.
But what if there was a way to teach Math concepts that was truly engaging for your students?
What if the result was a cute bulletin board?
Best of all, what if the activity was crafty/artsy but was actually no prep and not messy?
Does that sound good? Let me introduce you to Math crafts (sometimes referred to as Mathtivities).
what are Math Crafts?
Math crafts are essentially art activities (crafts), but they are also pretty purposeful! They help your students practice Math concepts, such as addition, subtraction, or place value. They are a great way for your students to learn math concepts or practice Math facts, but also have fun at the same time!
I have a selection of Math crafts in my TPT store. Here’s an example of my Spring Math crafts. Students practice addition, solve subtraction word problems, and compare numbers.
Are they no prep?
The great thing is that that Math crafts can be no prep for you, simply print and go! Because the activities are just A4 pages, this takes away the messiness of crafting. There won’t be little bits of paper, glitter, and googly eyes on the floor after your lesson!
My Summer Math crafts are pretty cute too and students practice addition, solve addition word problems, and count to 120.
What about differentiation?
I add lots of differentiation to my crafts, so there are lots of options to choose from. I offer different sums and blank versions so you can write the sums too!
With my Fall Math crafts, students subtract multiples of ten, add ten more or ten less to a number, and practice place value.
Are they easy for students to make?
I try to make my crafts easy for students to create. They simply solve the problems, color in, and cut out the craft.
My Winter Math crafts are one of my best sellers. Students practice understanding the meaning of the equals sign, determine missing numbers in sums, and use the commutative property of addition.
What about the standards?
I make sure that my math crafts are common core aligned, so that each craft is based on (and therefore aligns well) with a standard.
I feature all of the seasonal Math crafts together in a bundle so that you can save 20%. Check the bundle out here.
I hope you consider using seasonal Math crafts with your students, they are so much fun!
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