Family Math Resources

Practice Patterns

Create patterns at home using color, movement and sound; practice counting objects and sounds. For more, click for a fun at home activity making maracas and shakers.

Practice Number Sense & Counting

Families are already experts in many math skills, including counting. We use counting to tell how many of something there is. For a fun activity, click to learn how to make a cardboard city and practice skip counting by 2s.

Practice Sorting & Collecting

There are many opportunities throughout the day to practice sorting things into sets by color, shape, texture, and more! Click for a fun sorting and collectivity activity you can do with your child as you build a simple bird feeder.

Learn about Spatial Sense

We use spatial vocabulary everyday to describe object features, to describe where objects are, and how they move. Click for a fun activity to practice using spatial words while making a cardboard robot.

Practice Measurement

There are many opportunities to learn about measurement at home. Click for an activity to make a balance to explore and compare the weight of everyday objects with your child.

Practice with Shapes

It's fun to learn about shapes, while counting how many sides and angles they have. What shapes can you find all around you? Want to learn more? Click for an activity sharing how to make colorful collages and explore different kinds of shapes.

Welcome to Family Math!

Early math development is essential for school readiness and success. Young children (ages 2-5) exposed to early math skills have the foundation to learn school math successfully. Family Math focuses on the following early math skills to help you develop foundational math skills and a positive math attitude:

  • Number sense and counting
  • Patterns
  • Spatial sense
  • Measurement
  • Shapes
  • Sorting and Collecting

Life with little ones can be busy and finding ways to squeeze learning into your days can be a challenge. The good news is that families can find math everywhere in their daily lives – cooking, driving, grocery shopping, sorting laundry and even reading.