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A little while back I shared that I wrote a chapter on homeschooling with games in the e-book the Big Book of Homeschooling Ideas (a 560+ page e-book covering every homeschooling topic you would ever need). Today I want to tell you about a great deal on that book and some details about the chapter I wrote. I also have a fun free printable math game for you today.
My chapter in the Big Book of Homeschool Ideas is about Homeschooling with Games. I love using hands-on games and activities in or homeschool because I know the benefits of hands-on learning. I studied education in college and was actually a teacher for a while before choosing to homeschool my kids. I studied a lot of early childhood education in college and have continued to read and study that topic as a homeschool parent. One of the things I have learned and witnessed to be so important in education is experiential learning- which means learning with all of the senses. The more of the five senses you involve, the more it is retained in your memory.
Hands-on learning is a great way to really make ideas stick in our brains. Kids love learning in this way and I enjoy teaching this way. My kids always seem to remember things more when I get them busy and do a project or play a game. Plus, learning is so much more interesting when it is done in this way! In the book I shared the history of some of the great minds and how they used hands-on learning, some of the research behind the benefits, some ideas for making learning more interactive, some game ideas and some homemade supplies you can use to make learning more hands-on as well as some great educational board games available on the market. I hope you will purchase a copy to read more about it, as well as all of the other great ideas shared!
You can also check out my Printables page for some of the fun printable games I have made to go along with our learning.
Today I have a Free Printable Math game for you called Build a House! Math Bingo. You can access the FREE download in my subscriber Freebie Library!
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This is a fun game to use for practicing math facts at any level. You use the tiles of the house to write the answers to the problems. On the other tiles, you write the math problems. You could do addition, subtraction, multiplication or division on these tiles~ whatever your child needs. You could also use this for number recognition for younger learners. Cut out the page of tiles and put them into a bowl. The kids can do this on their own, or in groups- however you want. Choose a math problem and look on their board for the solution. When they solve it, they get the tile to use on their house. You have to fill your house to win the game.