Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Flip Math Cards Freebies

The kids will flip over these new math cards. Literally! Yes these are self correcting cards that have them flip the card over to check their answers.
These cards are great practice and great fun! The children use a clothespin to pick the facts that add or subtract to the number on the card. Then they flip the card over to see if they have chosen all of the facts correctly! These self correcting cards are highly engaging and motivating!
The Addition and Subtraction Set contains 4 cards.
To make the cards you simply-
cut around the edge,
fold in half
and glue.
Of course you can laminate them if you like.
You can download these cards at

There are also more cards that have the children pick the multiples of 7 or 4 and pick the facts that have an answer of 6 or 8.
You can download the Division and Multiples freebie at

If you want more cards then check out these sets, also available at Teachers Pay Teachers.
16 Self Correcting Addition Cards

10 Self Correcting Subtraction Cards

11 Self Correcting Multiples Cards

12 Self Correcting Division Cards
Hope the kids enjoy these cards!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Back to School Board Game Freebies

It is Back to School time and that means its time to get to know each other. That's why I have created this set of printable Back to School board games.
These games give teachers and children the opportunity to get to know each other. While the children play the games, the teacher can be listening and observing their speaking skills.
These games are available from my TpT store at

There are 3 printable games in this set of Back School Board Games Freebies! You can choose the game that best suits your students or you can use all three games if you like.

This is the Getting to Know You board game. In this game players move around the board and land on pictures as they do. For each picture they refer to the key to find out what they will share with the other players. For example, if they land on a lighthouse, they tell the others somewhere they would like to live. If they land on the cake, they tell something that they can cook!

This game is called My Favorites. In this game the children move one counter to the center and back to the start again. As they do they tell the others their favourite things, e.g. favourite place to play, favourite fruit, favourite season etc. There is no winner or loser as they work as a team to get to the center and back again to the start.

The Tell Me About game has the players tell things about them like, their favourite movie, something that makes them happy, something they would like to learn etc.
This is a great game to get the kids really thinking and sharing information on a deeper level!
Download these games now at

These game are the perfect way to start the year. They are great for getting to know your students and also for establishing rules like taking turns. As the children play, the teacher can also observe how the students interact and work in a group.

Hope you and your students enjoy these Back to School Games!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Math to Make Them Think!

I love the thinking involved in this simple math challenge.
I call it 'Can You Make It?'

Here is what the game might look like. And yes those were the digits (4-9) that the children chose randomly.

You can use this with a variety of grades and ability levels.

Here are the instructions for this simple but challenging activity.

Can You Make It?

Need: small number cards with 0-9 (2 sets), large number cards with random 2 or 3 digit numbers (about 12 cards)

Activity: Without looking at the numbers have a child select and display 6 small cards and 1 large card.

Now challenge students to use the digits on the small cards to create an equation that equals the number on the large card. They can use some of the digits or all of the digits in their equation but can only use each digit once. 
You can score their equations by giving -
1 point for each addition used in an equation
2 points for each subtraction used in an equation
3 points for each multiplication used in an equation and
4 points for each division used in an equation.
Doing this encourages them to create more complex equations.
Here is a 3 digit game that we played.

I hope you and the children enjoy the game. 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Summer Math Games Freebies and End of Year Freebies

For some of you the end of the school year is over while others are getting close.  If you would like some Summer themed math games, you will love what I have today.

These are ideal for preparing a Summer packet for children to use at home over the Summer or for the last days of school when children want to have fun but need to still be doing worthwhile activities.

End of Year Math Games Sampler Freebie

This set of math games gives you one game from each of my End of Year Sets.


End of Year Games Freebie

I have also extended the End of Year Games Freebie that I created last year.
 It now has 7 printable games with a cute summer theme including 2 literacy games.


Hope the kids enjoy the games!
If you want more Summer Math Fun make sure you check out my new grade by grade End of Year collections.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

More NO PREP Math Games Freebies

Yay! I have finally completed my set of No Prep Math Games with the division games and multiplication games now ready!
Remember - all you need to play these games is pencils and maybe dice.
Many teachers have been using the No Prep Games for homework and they are also great for math centers and fast finishers.
This is the Multiplication Freebie set.
In this game players roll 2 dice and add then multiply by 7. Next color the answer. First to make a line of 4 is the winner.

Here is one that will really make them think - the players have to find a line of 3 numbers that will make a multiplication equation.
This is the division No Prep set.

For this game, the players take turns at coloring a division equation and the answer. They are competing to make the longest line in their color around the outside of the board.

Another division game - the players have to find a line of three numbers that will create a division equation. (How cute are those birds!)
Hope you like these new games. For more games see the complete sets of
Here are a few of the multiplication games! This set contains 26 Print and Play games to review multiplication by 2-12.



 Here are some of the division games! This set contains 25 Print and Play games to review division  by 2-12.


(The bird with the worm graphics has to be one of my favorites! So cute!)
For Addition and Subtraction NO PREP Games see