Category Archives: Math

Educational Minecraft Activities

Educational Minecraft Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

If you have a child or student who plays Minecraft, then you’re going to love these free Educational Minecraft Activities! I have a couple of students who are totally into this game. I honestly didn’t know much about it, but one day I thought I might as well try to incorporate some Minecraft activities into our sessions to get them more excited! And boy did it work :) So here is a list of activities I found for both language arts and math. I wanted …

Math Resources at The Tutor House

Math Resources at The Tutor House | Rachel K Tutoring Blog



You can find all kinds of math resources (and more!) at The Tutor House, and I have such a fun opportunity to be a monthly contributor there! I found the Tutor House and its founder, Adrianne, over a year ago when I was researching to start my own tutoring business. I found tons of amazing information on her blog, and was hooked in no time. It also was fantastic to connect with her and other tutors, and I’ve learned so much from them.

Over the past …

Top Fall Math Activities

Top Fall Math Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

“Fall” in love with these Top Fall Math Activities! In this list you’ll find FREE ideas and activities, from pumpkins and ghosts, to turkeys and candy corn. Most of these activities provide free printables that are ready to print and go! They can be used in math centers, for review, tutoring sessions, or just for fun at home. I hope you “fall” in love with all these fun activities as I did!

Top Fall Math Activities

1. Candy Corn Counting – No Time For Flashcards

2. Gobble …

Math Games With Cards

Math Games With Cards | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Here are some great math games to play with cards! These can be used for math centers, review, extra practice, or just for fun. Using playing cards as a math manipulative can make learning more hands-on and fun. Plus most kids love playing with cards, so it’s a win-win! There are a ton of card games out there, but here are my favorites. Many of these can be adjusted according to skill level.

Summer Math Activities

Summer Math Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Have kids work on math skills all summer long with these Summer Math Activities! If kids aren’t practicing their skills over the summer, they can forget a lot of what they have learned in the school year (this is called the summer slide). This doesn’t mean you have to make kids sit still with a worksheet everyday. Try some creative ways to sneak in math whenever you can!

1. Outdoor Number Line Activity

2. Basketball math – toss the ball back and forth while skip counting, practicing multiplication …

The Ultimate List Of Math Manipulatives

The Ultimate List Of Math Manipulatives | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

What are math manipulatives? These are objects that students can use to learn math concepts in a hands-on and interactive way. These physical models can help to make abstract ideas more concrete. Reading about math in text can be hard for students, but physically touching math ideas can make math come alive!

You can buy math manipulatives, make them yourself, or find them around your house! Maybe you already have some, but need a few more ideas.

The Ultimate List of Math Manipulatives

  • Base ten blocks
  • Tangrams
  • Cuisenaire rods
  • Pattern blocks
  • Five and …

Math Games With Dice

Math Games With Dice | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Kids will love these math games with dice! Using dice for math can make a boring worksheet come alive. You can use these dice games in a math center/workstation, extra practice after a lesson, review for math tests, or just for fun at home.


Math Games:

1. Dice games from Scholastic

2. Yahtzee

3. Roll the Dice

4. Two Dice Games

5. Math Activities With Dice – Freebie! (Full product: Math Activities With Dice)

6. Dice games from Activity Village

7. Pig Dice Game

8. Dice Math Games

9. Dice Trick

10. …

K-5 Math Activities

Make math more exciting and keep students motivated with these fun math activities!

1. Math With Cards – Incorporate playing cards into your lesson! Play games like multiplication war, go fish, matching games, and more! I suggest taking out the jacks, queens, and kings. Or, if you would like to use them for higher numbers, use a post it or sticker to label them. You can use cards for extra practice, review for a test, math centers, or just for some fun practice …

Multiplication War

Multiplication War is a fun way to practice multiplication facts! This is a great game for math centers, review, tutoring sessions, extra practice, or just for fun. Using playing cards as a math manipulative gives kids an opportunity to learn more hands-on. Plus it’s way more fun than a worksheet.


How To Play:

1. Take out all jacks, queens, kings, and jokers. Use the aces as ones. Divide the deck into two equal piles.

2. Each player takes a pile and plays from that stack. Don’t look …