Saturday, 12 September 2015

LEARNING MATH WITH POPSICLE STICKS : Addition of numbers for kindergarten

Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/

I love teaching my daughter. 

It’s a challenge for me to make things interesting for her. Then I remember those days of my school and how we just went with the flow instead of being too inquisitive. Probably formal education of those days was to make a standard employable output.

I try to always add up on what my daughter learns at school, though it doesn’t happen as much as I would want it to. I really applaud the parents who completely home-school their kids. It is so much more difficult to plan, make the study materials and divide time for everything. But still there are amazing parents who manage it all. 

And what good teachers manage in school is pretty much amazing. Getting down to the level of the kids, assessing the potential of each one of them and gently guiding the little ones through their journey of learning is definitely not a cake walk.

We have been doing numbers for quite some time, and my daughter loves math.  Teaching math on paper is a bit abstract, wouldn’t it be amazing to make learning math more concrete. We have done many amazing worksheets on simple counting, and basic addition of single digits.

Has anyone done this? We used to play lot with numbers this way when young.
Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/
Now how interesting do you think this would be??


Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/

Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/

Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/

Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/




My daughter loved it. Some colored Popsicle stick and never ending math fun. She is getting absolutely fantastic at it. Nothing too fancy and easy to acquire teaching tool.

I chanced upon some amazing blogs that provide plenty of mathematics material and some interesting activities and worksheets. Here is one exclusive and wonderful blog by an amazing Math teacher, BETHANY. And we did do her skittle math fun too. Check out her wonderful blog and the free learning materials she provides here http://mathgeekmama.com/  


Learning Math with Popsicle Stick : addition of numbers for kindergarten @https://colorsofourrainbow.blogspot.com/







The printables are from www.mathgeekmama.com 

Hope you have a fun time teaching math to your kiddos.  And do try the Popsicle stick game, all the more better if you have colored ones.
I can’t wait to teach her more number games with them.




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28 comments:

  1. I enjoy teaching my kids too. It's sort of wonderful but at times frustrating challenge to keep things interesting in a classroom. So i am always on the lookout for great ideas from other moms. I like your popsicle idea! And I agree math geek mama has a lot to offer.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by! It is frustrating to break the monotony and keep the kids glued to whats being taught.
      Hope you and the kids enjoy this simple math fun!

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  2. Lovely idea, visual learning is fantastic. I do similar with my children! #momster

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Lianne.

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  3. Thanks for featuring me! LOVE the popsicle stick idea! Mt daughter would have so much fun with that! :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping in Bethany. Hope you have fun with the popsicle sticks:)

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  4. I find it difficult to help my children with math as it's not a subject I like or feel comfortable with, but I have printed off that skittle math too and must give it a go.
    Thank for the ideas.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Thank you Karen. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Can't beat lolly sticks for SO many things!

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    1. Exactly :) Thanks for dropping by Emma!

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  6. I love this idea! I have a kindergartner and a 4 and 3 year old that all need teaching and I am always looking for fun ways to do it. For me and them. I love art and creating and painting with my kids...not so patient with math but this is something that I think we could all enjoy. Thanks so much for linking up with #momsterslink. Hope to see you again.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Its really fun more like a game and the kids wouldn't let you off. Thanks for hosting #momsterlink.

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  7. This is a great idea! We normally use decorative rocks or chocolate chips as manipulatives. I have loads of Popsicle sticks though! :-) Thanks for sharing at Let Kids Be Kids Linky.

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  8. This is a great math activity! I was just thinking with amazement the other day how homeschool moms do it. I struggle to pull everything together to supplement what they are learning at school. I hope you will link this up on Sunday at Made for Kids link party at 10pm EST. http://www.theresourcefulmama.com/

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    1. Hi Kim. Thanks for visiting my page. Thank you for the invite to Made for kids link party, and of course I'll be there :)

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  9. This is a great idea! Pinning it for the future.

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  10. I wanted to apologize for my delay is stopping by and commenting. Thank you for sharing your post on Littles Learning Link Up. Your post was the featured post last week for having the most clicks.
    I love hands-on math activities, and this is a great idea. I will have to purchase some craft sticks.

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    1. Thank you for hosting. Thank you so much for featuring my post. This is such a simple and fun learning activity.

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  11. I love this! What age do you recommend starting this? My daughter is three and is just not getting the concept of counting. Maybe this will help. Thanks for sharing on Toddler Fun Friday!

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    1. I guess u can just start this as a simple game. 3 written on a green card and she has to pick 3 green popsicle sticks. She will pick up on the idea soon... have fun.

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  12. Such a lovely idea - so visual that it makes learning easier and more enjoyable for the child. Thanks for sharing #HowToSundays

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    1. Thanks a lot Sara. It is very colorful and keeps the kids entertained for a longer span :)

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  13. great idea!! I will be doing this myself, I just need to get some lollipop sticks now

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    1. Hi Natasha! Yes its made math a more of a fun game for my daughter.

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  14. We will be home educating, at least to begin with, so ideas like this will be fantastic. My son loves math and seems to learn a lot from games (Orchard Toys are great) and just everyday things like counting people coming to or leaving the dinner table. I will definitely try this too.
    Thanks for linking up to #HowtoSunday :) x

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    1. Hope you have an amazing journey! Simple things and daily routines can teach a lot to kids too.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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