Common core lesson plan templates

Swiftform have created a lesson plan template, that educators can use to create and fill out lesson plans with a professional design for their math, science and english courses, and then download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.



Homework help in maths – heaps of worksheets here


This site has math fact worksheets, place value problems, addition without carrying, subtraction without borrowing, suites of multiplication tests using various methodologies, fractions and more. It’s done wonders for my kids. I hope it does the same for yours.

Reinforce numeral recognition with this game

“Matching” develops fundamental grouping and numeral recognition skills as your child connects numerals with groups of objects.


Mend my Broken Heart – A Valentine’s lesson idea on Addition and Subtraction


This activity is also perfect for matching coins & their values, contractions with the words they correlate to, etc.


Practise the four rules of arithmetic

Picture Arithmetic is freeware that allows pupils to practice the four rules of arithmetic. Ten questions are set and marked with each correct answer causing part of a mystery picture to be revealed. By editing the teacher’s control pages, the teacher can control the degree of difficulty of the questions set and/or select a particular number to add, subtract, multiply or divide by

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Fast Food Nutrition

Some fast food restaurants have nutrition calculators that let you build a meal and see the fat grams go up as you add more food. Although I shy away from corporate web sites normally (and am in no way endorsing a restaurant or commenting about the value of fast food), I think the math is interesting:

– A “running total” is a good concept for kids who are learning about addition. They learn that you can add more than two numbers, and that you don’t have to start over with a new problem each time.

– Kids will use their chart reading skills to process the information.

– Many incorporate “Percent of Daily Values” which gives you a chance to talk about percentages.

– The exercise is a good application of math to nutrition.

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Maths game for kids – Math Golf



You are given three numbers. Your goal is to include the three numbers in an equation, using a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, exponents, and roots (along with parentheses, if you wish). You may use each number only once, but you may use the three numbers in any order. However, you can’t combine digits. For example, if you were given 1, 2, and 3, you can’t use the number 12 or 23 or any other such combination in your equation.  Take the challenge