Add these printable cards to your list of favorite hands on math activities for kids!
Hands On Math Activities: Printable Math Fact Cutting Cards
Here at The Treehouse we’ve always been suckers for hands-on learning activities. We love when we can introduce or reinforce learning concepts through hands-on, play-based activities! That’s what today’s activity is all about!
So many kids (including my own) need extra practice with math facts and this printable pack is the perfect way to provide that practice while also working on another important skill – cutting with scissors!
If you’re a teacher, these hands on math activities would be awesome to try as an independent classroom center.
If you’re a therapist, you could definitely use these for a push-in therapy activity.
And if you’re a parent looking for fun hands on math activities at home, these are for you too!
What you’ll need:
Printable math fact cutting cards (fill out the form below with your name and email address to have the free printables emailed to you!)
What to do:
This one is simple! Print the math fact cutting cards. Cut on the lines so there is one math fact on each card. Show kids how to look at the math fact at the bottom of the card and then find the correct answer at the top of the card. Have them cut along the line with the correct answer at the end, stopping when they get to the number.
For kids who are more independent with cutting and math facts, this is a great independent activity because you can check their answers afterward by looking at where they cut on each card!
How to change it up:
-For kids who are struggling with scissor skills, try printing the cards on card stock or heavier paper. The stiffer paper can make it easier to stabilize the paper while cutting and also offers some proprioceptive feedback as little hands have to work against the thicker paper to cut.
-You can also use these cards simply for tracing – another great hands on math activity, having kids highlight or trace along the line to get to the correct answer. The cards could even be laminated and used with dry erase marker so they can be used again and again!
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