Budget-friendly ways to practice math skills are exactly what we need for saving money while maximizing our child’s math experience. You absolutely don’t need expensive curriculum to do this.
Who has the time and money for expensive resources anymore? Honestly, I don’t know anyone who pays for an entire curriculum for each subject. Thankfully, we can get by without it a lot of the time.
With all of the resources available online, we are bound to find resources to help us teach math skills in a budget0friendly, yet engaging way.
Check out these budget-friendly ways to practice math skills that are sure to be light on the pockets and useful learning tools:
Everyday item math manipulatives:
Math Manipulatives you already have at home are perfect for budget-friendly math skills practice. You don’t have to spend a dime.
10 Engaging Ways to Use Building Bricks for Hands-On Math Practice | differentiated TEACHING
Have a Ball with Math Facts | There’s Just One Mommy
100 Ways to Practice Numbers 0 to 100 | Homeschooling My Kinetic Kids
Math Facts Baseball (An Awesome Way to Practice Math!) | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Math Games Using Dominoes | The Teacher Next Door
Math with Playing Cards | Simply Creative Teaching
7 Math Games Using Playing Cards | Upper Elementary Snapshots
40 FREE Math Games For Math Fact Fluency | The Measured Mom
Cootie Catchers Math Games | 123Homeschool4Me
Cool Math Activity For Kids with Cups | Planning Playtime
Math FREE Resources at The Tutor House | RachelKTutoring
Math Baseball: Fun Way to Practice Multiplication Facts | There’s Just One Mommy
LEGO Duplo Math Puzzles (FREE Printables) | Math Geek Mama
Addition and Subtraction Practice Using Cups | The Kindergarten Smorgasboard
100 Cups Counting Practice: A STEM CHALLENGE | The Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Dice Wars: A Simple & Fun Math Game for Kids | The Many Little Joys
Low-Prep Math Facts Match-Up (All You Need is Clothespins and a Paper Plate) | Playdough to Plato
Addition Pancakes | I Can Teach My Child
Learn Math Facts with Dice | Teach Mama
Build and Break Math | Fantastic Fun and Learning
One More One Less Activity 2: Natural Materials and Play Dough | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Addition with Rocks: An Outdoor Math Activity | Creative Family Fun
Backyard Measurement (Ruler) Scavenger Hunt | Creative Family Fun
3 Hands-On Ways to Practice Math Skills | The Unlikely Homeschool
Get your kids moving and learning math with activities that won’t cost a thing.
There is nothing like budget-friendly AND getting kids active. Here are math activities that are both.
Skip Counting Hopscotch | Math Geek Mama
Gross Motor Addition Game from Learn ~ Play ~ Imagine | Hands On as We Grow
Puddle Jump: A GetUp and Move Math Game | Nurture Store
FREE Number Line Activities Your Students Will Love | School is a Happy Place
Number Line Games: The Human Number Line! | Proud to be Primary
Sidewalk Chalk Outdoor Math Game | Look We’re Learning
Outdoor Math Game | Mess for Less
Outdoor Math Ideas for Kids Ages 3-7 | The Measured Mom
Then there is always the trusted FREE Online resource for practicing math.
Math practice online is a tool we should all be using. Yet, it is 100 times better when the practice is 100% free. Check out these free online resources to help kids practice math for free.
Download FREE Interactive Tasks for Your 2nd Graders! | Mr Elementary Math
FREE Addition and Subtraction Puzzles for Google Slides | Math Geek Mama
30+ Awesome Online Games for Math Fact Practice | differentiated Teaching
Totally free games to practice math will bring some fun alongside your savings.
There are plenty of games that can be played with items you have at home with no problem. And what child doesn’t like games?
FREE Printable Addition Fact Games | Learning Online Blog
Shapes and Spelling STEM Game for Kids | STEAMPowered Family
Tons of FREE No Prep Games for Math Fact Fluency | The Measured Mom
FREE Math Games to Teach Grade 3 and Up | The Measured Mom
Roleplay for math skills practice for actual math skill experience (Zero cost!).
Engage your kids in role-playing or pretend play to help practice math skills at home. Your kids can pretend to be a chef, builder, banker, cashier, or teacher. Then they can pretend to be any of these professionals and practice counting, measuring, chart-making, in a fun and relaxed manner.
FREE Cupcake Shop: Money Math Problems | Math Geek Mama
4 pretend play ideas for developing early math skills | Math, Kids, and Chaos
Using Grocery Flyers To Practice Math Skills | Laura Candler’s Teaching Resources
Enjoy these budget-friendly ways to practice math skills to maximize your child’s learning experience and save along the way.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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