Table Time: Math

 

Many of us who homeschool want our children to meet State Standards. I have found a hands on math tablecloth that accomplishes just that. What better way to learn math than during meal time? This incredible tablecloth includes over twenty important math lessons.

 

Here are a few things you can expect to teach your child who is between the ages of 2 to 6:

  • Comparison, counting, addition and subtraction
  • Hours, days, months, and seasons
  • Names of common and uncommon shapes
  • Greater than or less than
  • Plus one and minus one counting
  • Counting to 50 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s.
  • Counting backwards from 50
  • And much more.

 

A few other great things about this tablecloth is that your child can write on it using washable markers, your child can learn while they eat, it is teacher designed and approved, illustrated by an Emmy nominated artist, it is PVC free, and you can take it with you when you go camping or on a picnic.

 

To order your educational tablecloth visit http://tabletimelookandlearn.com .

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Seasons:

We had so much fun learning about Seasons using Froot Loops cereal. Ask your child to separate the cereal into 4 piles. Fall colors will be yellow and orange. Spring colors will be red and pink. Winter colors will be blue. Summer colors will be green. My daughter loved putting  “the leaves” on the trees while eating.

seasons

 

Shapes:

We used toothpicks and marshmallows to create the shapes which we saw on the tablecloth. It is a great time to count the sides and corners of each shape. Once your child is done creating their shapes they can enjoy some marshmallows.

 

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Patterns:

For patterns we used different fruit that were the same colors as the tablecloth patterns.

 

pattern

 

Coins:

I wanted my daughter to match real coins to the tablecloth. This helps children understand the importance of coins and how they can be applied in real life.

 

coins

Greater or Less than:

We made an alligator using paper and drew on some teeth and an eye. The alligator always wants to eat the bigger number. His back is always towards the smaller number.

 

greater than

Addition:

What better way to do addition than to make number rolls.  🙂

Ingredients:

-3 1/2 cups flour

-1/4 cup sugar

-1 packet rapid rise yeast

-3/4 cup warmed milk

-6 tablespoons unsalted butter

-2 eggs at room temperature

In a bowl whisk the first four ingredients. In another bowl add together the remaining three. Then combine the two bowls together. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough. Add more flour if dough is too sticky. Make numbers out of dough. Place on baking sheet and brush rolls with butter and place in the oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Take out of oven and let your numbers cool. Then use them to do some addition.

 

numbers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses

  1. I have to order one of these! My daughter would love this! Thank you for sharing this with us, because I’m always looking for fun ways to incorporate math into our learning.

  2. What a super fun way to learn math. What kids wouldn’t love to learn about math while getting to snack on goodies!! I really like that they are dry erasable so you can reuse it again and again. We like to take real coins and have the kids learn what the real coin looks like when teaching the kids about money too. We also love using the game money bags to teach kids about money. We will have to give your number rolls a try, I’m sure my kids would love them, plus make learning math a little more fun!! I hope you have a spectacular week.

  3. Ashley moore

    I really look forward into using a lot of these activities once my daughter gets a little older and then for my son! This looks absolutely amazing!!! I will be ordering one soon.

    Also, oh my heck with your adorable outfit ( mint colored dress I believe? With the vest!!) I love it!

  4. I remember looking at that tablecloth a while back. I had hoped to do a review, but they didn’t allow it. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford to get one at the time. I’d forgotten all about it til I saw this post. After seeing all you have done with it, I want it even more. Looks like such fun

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