I usually keep a few different dice in a small glass cup, where kids can reach and see. The dice are beautiful, and inspire spontaneous math play! More on #Ethnomathematics at http://www.naturalmath.com/tag/ethnomathematics/
Multiplication Games ~ Learn Times Tables While You Move
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Math through language and history! 12 world languages that use weird units for numbers: BUKIYIP, bases 3 and 4 together; SUPYIRE, numbers built from 1, 5, 10, 20, 80, AND 400; TRADITIONAL WELSH, base 20 with a pivot at 15, and so on. #Ethnomathematics More on #NaturalMultiplication at http://www.moebiusnoodles.com/tag/multiplication/
Here are some fun alternatives to the basic algorithms. Do have fun with them but never allow them to replace the basics. The Window Frame is self-explanatory, and here's how to do the other one (Russian Peasant Times): 1)Divide all numbers on the left in half. 2)Double all numbers on the right until reaching number 1 on the left. 3)Cross out all numbers on the right that line up with even numbers on the left. 4)Add the remaining numbers on the right for the answer.
RHYTHMS N’ STORIES N’PATTERNS improves third grade homeschool math knowledge and skills using classic poetry, songs, limericks, and tongue twisters along with recitation and movement. Combine skills practice with play, using familiar (and math-friendly) games. Form drawing as well as creation and house building stories are integrated with math concepts, and can be taught or told all year. The number tricks and patterns include accompanying movement and illustration suggestions and ideas.