12 Fun Ways to Learn Math Facts

We’ve been spending a lot of time memorizing math facts at home and it won’t end any time soon. Because, once we’ve mastered those addition facts, we’ve got to add subtraction facts and then later multiplication. Needless to say, this can get boring rather fast. So, let’s make it fun!

Here are 12 fun ideas for learning math facts that I’ve rounded up from some fantastic blogs. They are all easy to make and several even come with free printables. Your kids will love these ideas.

  1.  Use bubble wrap and dot stickers to make this fun, poppable math facts game from Meaningful Mama.
  2. You can easily make this simple Ways to Make Ten game from Inspiration Laboratories. You only need a few supplies, clothespins and craft sticks, and a few minutes to make this fun game.
  3. You can also use those craft sticks to make our game of Math Fact Sticks. It’s a little like memory and a lot of fun to play.
  4. Take your learning outside! Kitchen Floor Crafts has a fun game of Sum, Say, and Spray you can play on the sidewalk. Even your most reluctant learner will jump at the chance to use a spray bottle of water during math time.
  5. You can easily use Peg-A-Number Fact Game from Learning 4 Kids over and over again. Download and print the number cards to use with any set of math facts you need.  
  6. Boy Mama Teach Mama also has a great, printable math game you can use. Plus 1, Minus 1 Card Game is a fun game to play in pairs (and can be played alone as well.) She also has a printable version of Plus 5, Minus 5 and Plus 10, Minus 10 at this same link.
  7. Grab a spatula! Addition Pancakes from I Can Teach My Child is such a fun way to learn math facts. It’s a DIY game that doesn’t require any special supplies. Your kids will have a blast.
  8. Do your kids need to move while they learn? Make a version of our Math Fact Islands game, so they can jump and learn at the same time.
  9. Gather some play dough and a few other supplies for a game of Ladybug Addition at Rainy Day Mum. Your kids who are just starting to learn their math facts will enjoy this hands-on game.
  10. If you’ve got some plastic Easter eggs, you can make a set of Addition Family Eggs from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. This game is well worth the extra trip to the store to pick up a pack or 2 of plastic eggs.
  11. Is your child trying to master their doubles facts? Download and print this Doubles Facts Addition Game from The Measured Mom. It’s way more fun than flash cards!
  12. If your kids have mastered the easier addition facts and are moving on to the harder ones, The Measured Mom has a great printable game that you can use. All you need is a printer and some playing pieces and you’re ready to go.
Do you have any other fun math fact games you can share?
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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