With Fun Math Games for Kids
Geometry activities bring shapes alive. Once you start looking, your kids will see shapes in all sorts of things - just look in a sunflower and you'll see what I mean.
games for kids are all about throwing away the workbooks and showing
why geometry has formed an essential part of our lives for centuries.
kids realize what fun they can have, learning about shapes is easy.
going to cover a range of fun math activities we've been
homeschooling right the way from Preschool to High School.
A great place to start is using
some great homeschool website math games for kids.
Fun Websites Teaching Geometry
websites have really good interactive geometry activities for kids.
Being able to play with shapes on computer games can be lots of fun and
teach a lot of geometry.
Here are some of our homeschool favorites:
- Johnnie's Geometry Pages. Pattern blocks, geoboards, plane shapes and polyhedra as well as angles
chosen by a mentor teacher in elementary math. He has managed to pick
activities which combine fun math games for kids with learning. Highly
- Maths Is Fun. Activities and games around plane geometry and solids. Learn about shapes and find out what a torus looks like.
- You can find more suggestions in the websites we suggest in our homeschool online.
Geometry Fun Math Activities for Older Kids
A great way to build on your child's understanding of shapes is to actually make them.
Being able to hold a cube or a pyramid in your hand is the most important step you can make in bringing shapes to life.
My daughter Catherine and I had great fun making these homeschool models, which
you cut out and stick together.
There are two starter books: Make Shapes 1 and Make Shapes 2.
For older children, you can progress on to advanced polyhedra. The models are really striking, if a bit fiddly, and the books reasonably priced.
Make A Pyramid
There's a free printable pyramid book on this site.
As with all the best homeschooling activities, you'll be learning history too as you can pretend you're in Egypt and leave treasure inside!
has so much to teach for kids geometry activities. With younger
children, you can start homeschool by going in the kitchen and drawing
round all the different shaped lids you can find - coffee, cocoa, even a
treacle tin lid. You can measure the radius and use some string to find out the circumference too.
With older children, you could add to this homeschooling geometry activity by working out Pi
for each of the different circles you've drawn. (Divide the
circumference by its diameter). You could be surprised by the answer!
Geometry Math Games For Kids
are a fantastic way to learn geometry.
Winning is always a good
homeschooling incentive, and there are some great ways to sneak in
shapes while having fun.
- Triominoes (pictured) make great shapes and teach a lots of math number skills.
- Picdoku (age 8 to adult) uses geometry with shape tiles to
play Sudoku (though you can play using animal tiles too). It's one of
those kids math games which tests logic and visual skills to build into a
fun way of learning homeschool math.
Fun Math For Preschool
The best place to start with geometry activities is from the beginning!
It's easy to make shapes fun for your preschool
child when you're homeschooling. Once they've started enjoying
playing with them, shapes will always be something they want to find out
Here are some fun homeschool math activities to get you started:
- The value of a bright set of colorful counting blocks is
undimmed. Building towers and knocking them down again always makes for
fun math games for kids! Games with blocks give a real hands-on
dimension to triangles, cubes and rectangles and teach balance,
comparison, fractions and geometry.
- Why not make math kids enjoy with this butterfly in our homeschool preschool activity?
You can design all sorts of shapes to stick on her wings; diamonds,
pentagons, hexagons - they'll all add to the beauty and teach symmetry at the same time.
Elementary Math Activities
Fractions, like geometry, can seem very abstract and are well known for putting kids off maths. See our hands-on homeschool Fraction Games for ideas.
- You can get lots of activities for homeschooling Elementary Math here. In fact, if you want to see fun math games, look at how Catherine has used her love of Warriors to invent her own version of homeschool Monopoly.
- You can also see our homeschool math Curriculum Guide which suggests you look before you leap to make sure you don't waste lots of money.
I hope all this shows that geometry activities and games are a fabulous way to teach your child why this ancient form of math is such fun.
"Just had a look through your monthly
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ideas. It's brilliant!" ~ Diana
totally love all your posts and enjoy reading them....the kids
love the activities and enjoy them through and through." ~ Bianka