This website provides a variety of activities and games that can be used in the classroom and at home that use dominoes to reinforce number skills and strategies. There are many suggestions of related books and links to online domino games that have been professionally vetted.
NRICH is an innovative collaboration between the Faculties of Mathematics and Education at the University of Cambridge in England. NRICH provides thousands of free online mathematics resources for children aged 3 to 18, all of which are completely free and available to all. This specific page offers a collection of games and puzzles that use dominoes and invites students to create their own game and send it in to be published.
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that is filled with information on child development and early learning in all areas, including math. It also offers access to free educationally-sound games and activities. On this particular page, there are instructions for families about how to make domino sets: integrating math and crafts to create a purposeful product.
This six-page handout, prepared by teachers at a school, explains why dominoes are excellent “thinker toys” and provides instructions for a number of math games with dominoes that focus on basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as factors and fractions.
This two-page handout provides an number of practical suggestions to encourage parent of students (K-8) to engage in math related activities at home. Included is the Domino Snap game with variations for children across the grades.
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that is filled with information on child development and early learning in all areas, including math. It also offers access to free educationally-sound games and activities. On this particular page, there are suggestions for how to use everyday activities such as cooking, place settings, organizing, cleaning and conversation starters about math concepts.
This site offers a variety of activities that support mathematics learning and parent engagement through measuring activities and simple recipes.
This 103 page booklet is one of a series (Money Math, Home Math and Kitchen Math) developed by the Northwest Territories Literacy Council. The resource offers a wide variety of kitchen/math related activities such as shopping for the kitchen, using measurement and facts related to nutrition.
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that is filled with information on child development and early learning in all areas, including math. It also offers access to free educationally-sound games and activities. This page lays out the instructions on how to make jewelry with math using dice and beads.
This site, Math at Home: Bringing out the mathematician in every child, offers not only a repository of lessons and math related activities, but also a forum for parents to interact with the site (offering their input and opinions) and to connect with other families.
This website is sponsored by the Geometry Centre at the University of Minnesota. This page outlines a game that uses whole numbers but can varied so to increase in difficulty depending on the age and computational fluency of the child.
mpower was developed at TVOkids in collaboration with trusted by Ontario educators. The website contains more than 30 free online games to support math learning and increase confidence in math. The games are tree to Ontarians and the site is recognized as being safe and advertising-free.
The Ontario Junior Math Resources website was developed by Helen Courssaris, a Toronto elementary teacher who LOVES teaching math! She, like many, many other teachers out there, has spent countless hours searching the internet for resources when planning her math units and lessons. She thought it would be great if there was one website where Ontario teachers could find everything they needed to plan and instruct rich and meaningful math lessons, including technology links, and specific resources that fit well with the Ontario elementary math curriculum. On this page, you will find links to trusted math games that children can use to play and learn at the same time.
Figure This! (from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) is a set of mathematical challenges for families that provides interesting math challenges that middle-school students can do at home with their families. Each challenge features: a description of the important math involved; a note on where the math is used in the real world; a hint to get started; complete solutions; a “Try This” section; additional related problems with answers; questions to think about; fun facts related to the math; and, resources for further exploration.
MathLive was produced under the direction of the Learning Technologies Branch of Alberta Education by the staff from Alberta Education and consultants/teachers from Edmonton Catholic Schools. The site offers video lessons as well as an animated glossary of math terms, concepts and rules. Parent notes are included for every lesson to support parents with homework help and with understanding current approaches to doing math in the classroom.
MathFROG (available in English and French) was developed by a team at The University of Waterloo. It is a website of free mathematics Fun Resources and Online Games for grades 4, 5, and 6 students, teachers and parents.