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Free Counting and Addition Math Pages

Download Free Math Pages

Kids will love these free math pages to help them practice counting and addition with fun shapes.  They’ll also have fun cutting and pasting the answers on the math pages, and writing number words on clear, uncluttered pages.

When it comes to math, kids need lots of practice to memorize the facts.  These worksheets are a perfect addition for your preschool and primary grade students to help learn counting and addition up to facts of ten.

Almost 20 pages of free, fun math pages for kids to practice their early math skills!

 

Math Pages to Download and Print

 

With uncluttered, black-line handwriting math pages, kids can practice writing numbers and number words with copywork.

Practice Math Pages - Numbers and Words

 

Then kids can count shapes and write the correct number in the answer box.  Each shape that is counted has a corresponding shape to write the answer.  Includes math pages with simple shapes such as circles, squares, and triangles.

Counting with Shapes Math Pages and Worksheets

 

Then there are pages where children can add the shapes together, then cut and glue the corresponding number in the right box. Included is a spot for a fun animal picture to cut and past as well.

Cut and Glue Addition Math for Kids

For more practice, there are pages with three different shapes, including circles, squares, and triangles, to count and write the correct number, then add them together and write the answer in the corresponding shape.

Add Shapes with Math for Preschoolers

 

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Learning Numeracy Skills Through Play

Easily Teach Numeracy Skills Through Playing Board Games!

Learning Numeracy Skills Through Play

Numeracy skills are necessary, life-long skills that everyone needs and playing board games is a fun and easy way for children to learn.  Parents can play an important role in helping their child develop these essential skills by giving them a head start in learning through play.  One of the best ways is through board games.  Almost every board game has some form of numeric skill to be learned – such as counting spaces in a move and spots on a die.

 

In a study conducted by Geetha Ramani and Robert Siegler, they found that the mathematical ability of young children is attributed to their informal learning activities such as playing board games in their pre-school years. This means that young children who play board games early in life gain the numeracy skills that they need for the rest of their life.  Children can begin to participate with board games, on average, as early as 3 years and parents can tailor the game to suit individual needs.  Playing a board game with a young child may seem like just a fun and simple activity where you spend time together, but really, you’ll be giving them a lifetime of important and valuable developmental skills.

 

Numeracy Skills Learned through Board Games:

  • understanding that numbers represent amounts
  • understanding numerical order
  • recognizing numbers and amounts
  • counting skills
  • adding skills – such as if using 2 die
  • subtraction skills – such as having to go back a space

 

Additionally the child’s skills will only improve, continually, as they play board games more and more, and as they get older and are playing more challenging games, their skills will increase even further.  It’s amazing how much children learn just through playing!

 

The Struggling Learner

In playing board games, struggling children can gain new confidence learning through play.  Often a struggling child essentially “shuts down” when presented with overwhelming homework or tasks.  Often parents and educators see this as “daydreaming” or “not paying attention”, when it’s really that the child is having anxiety problems because they haven’t grasped the concept at hand.  Instead of labeling them with a learning disability to carry with them for their lives, a better idea might be to get a variety of board and card games to play regularly with the child.  In doing so, not only are you building important communication skills and bonding with your child, (which may actually be the root of the problem), but they’ll be learning valuable skills and logic that will help them with their schoolwork.  Children will often approach the playing of games with much more enthusiasm and zest which will greatly reduce their anxiety level and increase their motivation in learning.

 

The endless number of studies on child learning all points to one simple fact – young children learn best through play, so as parents and educators it’s our job to equip them.

 

 

 

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