If you're looking for a crafty, hands-on way to make math engaging for your students, give math crafts a try. They're the perfect way to practice addition, subtraction or multiplication number facts . Because there are fifteen different options for each craft, you can even give your kids the opportunity to practice multi-digit addition and subtraction.
Your kids do the work and you get a colorful bulletin board or hallway display with student work samples – perfect!
Develop a wide range of skills
I'm always on the lookout for incorporating as many skills as possible into classroom activities.
Math crafts not only provide students with the practice they need for basic math skills but they also encourage fine motor development. Students need to color, trace, cut and paste. They also need to read and follow instructions, all while getting essential practice with number facts or operations in base ten.
Differentiate your Math Crafts
Not every child will be working at the same level in your classroom. Some students may be working on adding to ten while others are learning number facts to 20.
You might want your students to practice adding two digit numbers. In every classroom, there will be some students who are still not ready for regrouping. Then you'll have others who have grasped the concept well and are adding and subtracting
If you have a multi-age classroom, being able to choose appropriate activities for all your students is even more important.
When kids can work independently at centers it makes our teaching job even easier. Following the visual instructions, your students should easily be able to put together their math
Love to try math crafts in your classroom?
Your class will be so motivated to complete the fun math craftivities they won't recognize they're doing work.
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