Learning math concepts are more fun when they are hands on! This is an awesome list of math materials you can add to your math centers this year. To make it a little easier on your planning, I created this list of best math teaching tools for little learners!
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Best Math Teaching Tools for Little Learners
Lauri Toys Stringing Pegs and Pegboard Set is a fun shape-building toy that teaches children about geometry. Line up the pegs and then string around them to learn about how many points and sides are in each shape.
The preschool math possibilities are endless with these Counting Rods and cards. Kids will learn addition, subtraction, geometry, and more! A fantastic addition to a homeschool kit or any home that enjoys learning.
Keep kids busy with this Pattern Activity. Stacking Blocks come with 20 different pattern cards for kids to match or continue the pattern.
For learning simple color sorting, and counting, a set of Counting Bears with Cups fits the bill! This same set is used in classrooms across the country and is so much fun for preschoolers.
Smart Snacks Number Pops are a deliciously fun way to learn numbers! Just pop the numbered shell over the ice cream pop with the matching number of dots.
Hape’s beautiful construction and toxin free materials make this Color and Shape Wooden Sorter one of the best I’ve found. Little kids will love matching the shapes to their correct openings.
This Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Abacus will look fantastic in your child’s room, and will also introduce him or her to the original old-school calculator. Practice counting and fine motor skills at the same time!
Nourish math learning with the LeapFrog Number Lovin’ Oven! This toy introduces basic number concepts such as fractions, addition, subtraction, and counting to toddlers and preschoolers.
This sorting game is really unique. The Match-The-Shapes Sorting Center uses photographs of common items to help children understand that our world is made up of all different shapes!
Kids love learning about different types of food, and this set lets them do just that, while also sorting and counting! The Farmers Market Color Sorting Set is a fantastic addition to any kitchen toy or just to have in the toy room.
Get your child excited about learning math with this Hot Dots Jr. Let’s Master Pre-K Math Set. The book comes with Ace – the talking, teaching, dog pen who talks to your child as they use him to complete the workbook.
Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards is a beginning Tangrams toy. Children can use the included boards to match already made patterns, or design their very own pictures.
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes are a classroom staple, and will be just as useful in your home. Kids use these to count, make patterns, and practice sorting. This set comes with 100 colorful cubes.
A simple but effective learning toy, Learning Resources Shape Bean Bags teach young children about basic shapes. The set comes with some suggested games to play with them as well, but you can use your imagination!
Another Kindergarten classroom staple, Attribute Blocks Teach sorting, classification, and size comparison. This set comes in a sturdy tray for sorting and storage.
Create the pattern, then build it up high with the Melissa & Doug Bead Sequencing Set. Set comes with over 40 colorful beads and 10 different patterns to match.
Kids can play with Pete the Cat in this Groovy Buttons Game that doesn’t require any reading! Kids lose and gain buttons as they move through the game, learning numbers and math concepts along the way.
An Amazon best seller, and for good reason! Numbers 0-25 Flash Cards are one of the best ways to teach children numbers. This set is great for kids in pre-K and Kindergarten.
Peaceable Kingdom Preschool Learning Pair Up! Numbers Matching Puzzles are so much fun for young kids. They will match the number on one side with the pictures on the other. The study box includes 12 different puzzles.
I hope that you enjoyed these math teaching tools and can find something for you to add to your classroom or home. Do you have any favorite math teaching tools that are not on this list? If so, please share. I am always adding new gadgets to the list.