Free Math Resources
To use at home and in classrooms
We hope you enjoy these hands-on educational activities that the children in your life are sure to love. Rest assured knowing these curriculums and activities are developed by math and science research and curriculum experts.
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Head Start on Engineering
Head Start on Engineering is a bilingual, family-centered program designed to engage preschool children and their parents and caregivers in the engineering process. The program focuses on the engineering design process, rather than the field of engineering, as a topic and skill that is highly relevant to the everyday lives of families, helps make engineering feel approachable, and easily connects to early childhood play and learning practices.
The Head Start on Engineering project has recently introduced a new type of resource for families and teachers: Sparks!. These bilingual (Spanish and English) activity ideas are a fun and easy way for families to learn together at home that support preschool-age children’s development and spark family engagement with engineering design.
Make Connections: You and Me and Math
Make Connections, a collaboration of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and TERC, gives adults a fun and easy way to help young children (ages 0-5) learn math. There are eleven curriculum units – each of which fits several common early childhood education themes. Units include activities for ages 2 and up, each with an at-home variation, and activities for children under 2 to use in programs or at home.
Mixing in Math
Materials to help mix math into everything children do—from playing games to building towers to telling stories to catching up on chores. MiM materials consist of a large bank of activities, games, and projects for ages 2-12 in English and Spanish.
Math at Home
Math at Home is a collection of K-5 activities that families can do together. A new set of activities in English and Spanish will be released every few days!
Investigations 3 Games Online
The Games Center contains online versions of many of the Investigations 3 games. It can be accessed in English and Spanish.
Math Words and Ideas from Investigations 3
Math Words and Ideas provides a clear, interactive review of different concepts. Many include an animation; all include a “Try It” activity. The MWI can be accessed in English or Spanish.
Game-based Learning with EdGE
Embedded in a sea of enemy particles, avoid collisions as you propel your own particle to the goal in Impulse.
Use mirrors, lenses, and more to direct laser beams to colored targets in this scientifically accurate and cool laser game, Quantum Spectre.
Re-skin yourself in black feathers, take flight, and see if you’ve got what it takes to survive in Ravenous.
Make a kite and measure things with this at-home packet to use with students ages 8 and up. The activities are ideal for families to do together. Additional distance learning resources are available on the website.
SLI (STEM Literacy through Infographics)
Materials to support high school youth in creating infographics as a form of data journalism, an especially relevant skill in today’s data-based society. The SLI website includes lesson plans, assessments and other educational materials that are free and available to be used as is or adapted to your particular setting. Follow the links across the top of the home page to see the steps in the process of creating an infographic, then explore the Educator Resources for more specific materials.