Math typically isn’t the first thing people think of when it’s summer.
However, there are fun ways you can incorporate math learning into into your life and make learning fun over summertime. My kids especially love Times Tales. They see them as just silly stories to watch on DVD, but they are learning multiplication concepts that usually take hours of drills and rote memorization, and they love it!
Since it’s so important to keep the learning going, especially for this essential skill, I’ve rounded up some math resources that are actually FUN so you can keep your kids on track during the hottest months of the year. From music videos to volcanic explosions, these are great resources to have fun learning math.
1. Rock n Learn: Early Math
These DVD’s are super fun. They have rock, and even hip hop to help kids get excited about learning math. The Early Math DVDs cover addition & subtraction, telling time, and money & making change. Each DVD has 12 to 18 video segments, and each video lasts about an hour.
Cost: $36.99 (save $23) –> Get It Now
2. Times Tales
Times Tales is a very popular series of videos and games that use stories to help kids memorize their upper times tables. Why? It helps kids learn the multiplication tables in an hour – with songs and visuals!
Cost: $19.99 (save $10) –> Get It Now
3. Math Slam
It is what it sounds like – sort of like a Bop It for math learning, this tool uses sounds and lights – and slams – to engage kids in a fun contest of math acuity. There are 3 levels, with 13 questions each. When they lower their time to answer, they boost their score!
Cost: $40.99 (save $2) –> Get It Now
4. ShillerMath Fraction Set
ShillerMath’s Fraction Set is a comprehensive supplement to any math curriculum. Part of why it’s great is it’s hands on, and incorporates, visual, kinesthetic and practical learning. It includes a fractions lesson book, answer guide, parent guide, catchy songs, and unlimited downloadable resources.
Cost: $89.95 (save $10) –> Get It Now
5. Magic School Bus Math Explosion
Mix a little hands-on science with the math and you’ve got active learners on your hands! As a student, it was difficult for me to grasp math concepts I didn’t see applied in the real world. Here’s a delightful antidote for young learners.
Cost: $53.99 (Save $6) –> Get It Now
I homeschooled my daughter and math was her least favorite subject. It is such an important subject, that I decided to find fun ways to incorporate it in her learning. We loved some of the Magic School Bus books and shows. We did a lot of cooking, she never knew she was learning math! Great list of ideas.
Times Tales worked for us!