Free Math Counter Games for Homeschoolers and Teachers
Some of the first things that children learn about in math are what are numerals, their names and how to count. From their they begin learning numeral significance and basic number sentences. We know how hard it can be sometimes to keep math spicy and fun for your children because we are homeschoolers too! We created different math counter themed sets to help keep math fun, colourful, challenging and interesting all at the same time. You wouldn't want to use the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year and neither do your kids well at least not ours. Variety is said to be the spice of life and we've carried that thought right into our math game closet. Most of our sets can be used for lots of different math games and activities so a one time prep can last for tons of play.
We also realize that as children grow, they still need to play games for variety, so we've made our sets progressive moving from simple numeral recognition and ordering to figuring sums and products, graphing, and even factors and multiples. Who knew that just simple cards could provide so much math practice and fun at the same time?
Math Counters  Fall Scarecrow Set This simple set includes only numbers and does not include any math symbols. *Make sure that your printer is set to print landscape for this file to print out properly. This manipulative set is does not have mathematical symbols. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100


Math Counters  Advent Christmas Trees Set This simple Advent Christmas tree holiday set includes only numbers and does not include any math symbols. Make sure that your printer is set to print landscape for this file to print out properly. This manipulative set is does not have mathematical symbols. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100


Math Counters  Birthday Celebration Set
Use this set to learn about numerals, number order, or for any use in conjunction with the provided math symbols. For example, use this manipulative to create simple math facts with younger learners who are reluctant writers. Call out a fact and have them create it with the cards. 3+1=? or 12x5=? or 54>32 etc. Print out two sets if need be to allow for larger numbers or repetitive factors. This set can be used for quite a while so don't be afraid of the prep time to cut apart the pieces. Using a paper cutter will greatly reduce your prep time. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100, Math Symbols: +  ÷ = < >


Math Counters  Dinosaur Set
This set can be used to reinforce numeral names, number order, math symbols, number sentences and also odd and even numbers. Each coloured set of dino graphics has been assigned even or odd numbers to help players learn independently. Also, odd and even usage can be worked into other usage games as well. For example, if number sentences are created, players can be asked if the answers are odd or even. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100, Even & Odd, Math Symbols: +  ÷ = < >


Themed Counters  Multiples of Love
This set of cards allows simple counting and numeral ordering but also focuses on the concepts of odd and even, prime numbers, composite numbers, factors and multiples as well. By placing the tag heading next to called numbers or parts of number sentences, players must figure out all the factors of that number or tell whether it is composite or already a prime number. You can also set out multiples of certain numbers and determine which number is prime or what is the LCM of a specified number. There are lots of easy nonthreatening, fun play for ways for kids who are not really comfortable with math to become more confident in their math practice. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100, Even & Odd Numbers, Tags for Prime, Composite, Factor, Multiple, LCM



Math Counters  Cowboys w/ White Background Math Counters  Cowboys w/ Coloured Background Math Counters  Cowboys Graphing Sheet Use these counter sets to help your kids learn about numerals, number order, odds and evens or use in conjunction with the provided math symbols. Use with one player and parental direction to put mixed up cards in order from 1100 playing against a timer or to find all the numbers divisible by 2, 5, 10 etc. Use both sets provided for 2 player games  1 set per player. Play traditional games like Speed, War, Go Fish, Concentration or other 2 player flipping games such as: Who has a higher number? Who has lower number? Who has the lowest prime number? Flip two cards at a time for: Who has the highest sum? Who has the lowest sum? Who has the highest product? Who has the lowest product? As an added bonus, players can take cards from their winning piles (or even just a handful of cards) and graph the pictures on the cards using the graphing card provided. How many bags of gold did you win? How many sheriffs are in your pile? etc. This requires players to pay attention to the details of the graphics and best of all, it's fun. Laminate the graphing card and kids can use it with even a simple crayon and wipe it off when game play is complete. These sets can be used for quite a long time considering the numerals, symbols, pictures and two set play option. Separating sets is easy too, just use the background to give them distinction and then store in a sandwich bag. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100, Even & Odd Numbers, Math Symbols: +  ÷ = < >

Themed Counters  The Global World
It includes the numbers from 0100, but it is a bit more mature looking, has a focus on counting by 5s as well as a full set of symbols for older learners. We usually print out two sets and use them for tons of games and math tasks that we do daily for review and fun. These sets leave lots of room for growth. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 0100, Even & Odd Numbers, Math Symbols: +  ÷ = < >, Tags for Prime, Composite, Factor, Multiple, LCM


Math Counters  Roman Numeral Counters
Help children learn the first 36 numbers as well as Roman numerals. Play matching games with a set of each included in the file or create two sets of each for other matching games. Suggestions for learning play are included. Age: Multi Focus: Numbers from 136 including Roman Numerals, Math Symbols: +  ÷ = < >

What can you do with this set or sets of these math counters?
Let us list some of the few activities we use them for in our little homeschool:
*Arrange numbers in order from 0100.
*Call out number and have child identify.
*Call out math problems and have children write it out and solve it using the cards.
*Play Go Fish with selected numbers like 5s, 10s etc.
*Play Concentration or matchup style card games with selected numbers.
*Identify all the odd or even numbers in a selected group.
*Play War style games  who has the highest/lowest number wins, pull two cards at once and the highest sums wins, pull two cards and the highest/lowest product wins.
*Find the LCM for different numbers.
*Find the factors of specified numbers.
*Have children create a pattern of numbers and tell you the rule orally like +3,1.
*Have children skipcount their multiplication tables by arranging the cards in order.
*Create fact families or number sentences.
*Compare numbers or number sentences.
*Have races to see who can order number cards the fastest with the least errors.