Chances are if you have a child in elementary school they are working on memorizing math facts. And, chances are, whether they are in 1st grade and are working on addition and subtraction, or they are older and are working on multiplication and division facts, you hear a lot of grumbling when you get out the flashcards.
Stop the grumbling and get them excited to learn with these 15 fun ways to practice math facts.
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Playing board games is always fun. With one simple twist you can use a game like Chutes & Ladders to sneak math fact practice in during family game night.
Get ’em up and moving! A game of catch is all it takes for kids to have a ball with math facts.
Do your kids like card games? Play 2 Classic Kids Card Games while practicing those facts.
Hammering nails is always a fun activity for kids. Turn that activity into a fun way to practice math facts with this idea. (You can substitute a thick piece of Styrofoam for the pumpkin.)
Grab the flashcards and play the math game 15 in a Row.
Do you remember making paper fortune tellers (some called them cootie catchers) as a child? A Cootie Catcher is a fun way to work on math facts.
I love turning favorite toys into a fun new way to learn. Check out how you can use Nerf guns to practice math.
Make flashcards more fun by using them to create your very own math races.
Have a collection of game dice at home? Use those colorful dice to practice math.
Do your kids love hopping and jumping? Create your own Math Fact Islands for them to get their wiggles out while learning.
Recyclables can provide so many materials for learning. Check out how you can use an empty egg carton to work on math facts.
Use a paper plate and a few clothes pins to make your own math fact match up.
Everyone loves Bingo! Why not use the game to practice math facts? (Click here to get a free set of addition and subtraction bingo cards.)
Every kid has to practice math facts, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Make math practice fun with one of these 15 fun ideas for practicing math facts.