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Multiplication Worsheets

While our older children are able to use graph paper for their math problems, our youngest struggles with his penmanship size and also the graph paper doesn’t help him quite enough in keeping his numbers in the right column. Even though he may do his math correctly, when it’s time to add up the numbers – well, the columns don’t line up correctly and mistakes are made.

I tried adding lines to regular notebook paper, but that didn’t always do it either, so instead I put together a simple worksheet for him to use when he is working on multiplication facts (I’m working on a division one too, because that’s the next thing we need to straighten up a little). 

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With the multiplication worksheet pages, he is able to use the sheets over the course of a few days to work through problems (he can note the problem number next to his work), and be reminded of where the numbers go. This has helped TREMENDOUSLY in cutting back on mistakes and frustration for him.

One thing I wanted to do as well – keep the main lines black and columns grey so he can get a better visual of how to line things up. Above is a little peek at how the worksheets are set up. 

There are two sets included in the free muliplication worksheet printables: one with and one without zeros as place markers to remind children where to place numbers. Each sheet has at least twelve spaces to work on multiplication problems and there are different sheets based on how many digits are being multiplied: 2×2, 3×2, or 3×3. 

We’re printing them off double-sided and using them over the course of the week. It’s already helped so much! Feel free to download a set by clicking below – enjoy! 

 

Still need a little work on multiplication facts? Check out these FREE Skip Counting Charts

St. Patrick’s Day Math Printables

St. Patrick's Day Math Printables

If you’d like to add in a little math learning for St. Patrick’s Day, this printable set has a little bit of everything to help you out and make it fun! 

St Patricks Day Math Printables

Sort numbers by even or odd with this simple activity. If your child isn’t quite ready for that, use the numbers to work on numerical order from 1-30 (or as high as you can go). Another option is working on counting backwards, first from 10 and then from 20. 

greater than and less than

Talk about greater than and less then with this rainbow activity. Write two different numbers in the cloud and then draw the greater than or less than sign in the middle. This activity is also a great way to get in a little number writing practice as well as understanding the concept of greater than and less than. 

tally marks

Tally marks are another area to focus on, so roll the St. Patrick’s Day die to get in some practice for this. You can slide it into this Dry Erase Activity Center and play it several times.

Just a few fun printables to share, but hope they are a help to you all as well! All of the above pages are in the file to download below.



Don’t Miss These St. Patrick’s Day Printables!

 
St Patrick's Day sudoku puzzles
 

Spring-themed Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten

Spring will be here soon! If you are looking for a few more spring-themed printables and learning fun, be sure to check out the following links:

Garden Printable Pack

Bird Theme printable pack

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Easter Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces – FREE Printable

Easter pocket chart calendar pieces - a free printable with 3 colors and patterns with 2 monthly calendar headers

Easter isn’t that far away, so here’s a head start for you to print and laminate before the upcoming month begins! A reader emailed and asked if I would be willing to create Easter Pocket Chart Calendar Cards. While she loved the free March and April pocket chart calendar cards I shared several years ago, she wanted one featuring the Easter story – and I absolutely wanted to help her out. Although we may not be using a calendar pocket chart anymore (believe me, it was a sad day when it was taken down and passed on!), our daily calendar time was always a fun time of learning together.

How to Use the Easter Pocket Chart Calendar Cards

Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from the month of September. pattern example The set also includes a calendar header for the months of March and April as well, since Easter typically falls in either month.

Easter pocket chart calendar pieces - 3 colors and patterns with monthly calendar headers

——> Download the Easter Pocket Chart Calendar Cards HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

Yearly pocket chart calendar numbers from Homeschool Creations copy Pocket chart holiday and special occasion cards

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Additional March and April Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces

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If you’d prefer a different set of pocket chart calendar cards for either March of April, feel free to grab them March ones here and the April ones here.

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July Pocket Chart Calendar Pieces – Freebie Printable

July pocket chart calendar pieces from homeschoolcreations.net

 

Ready for some free calendar pieces for the month of July? Maybe you aren’t doing ‘school’ during the summer months, but these are a fun way to keep the math learning going in a simple way.

The July pocket chart calendar pieces have three different colored number cards and pictures. Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from a past set to give you a few ideas.

pattern example The set includes a calendar header for the month of July as well. Time to get your pocket charts and laminators ready and start printing the June pocket chart calendar pieces. {Psst —> Here are some cheaper laminating pouches we use and LOVE!}.

July header

——> Download the July Calendar Pieces HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

Yearly pocket chart calendar numbers from Homeschool Creations copy Pocket chart holiday and special occasion cards

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Find out more about the 2014 Homeschool Conventions

 
Our family is looking forward to the 2015 Teach Them Diligently Conventions – we so enjoyed the one we attended in D.C. and the kids are looking forward to the one in Ohio next year! Speakers are being lined up now and it is promising to be another great year! Stay tuned for more information on the 2015 locations and speakers (I’ll definitely be joining them again!).
 

Homeschool High School Science Tutorials

Red Wagon Tutorials offers upper level science help for homeschool families worldwide. They specialize in downloadable, online live-feed, and online recorded science classes as well as digital e-Notebooks and Flash Drive presentations. Learn more about their 2014-2015 programs.
 

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Apologia has a brand new Constitutional Literacy DVD class for high school – and truthfully it is one that adults will benefit from as well. The class is taught by Michael Farris of HSLDA and is a full high school credit! Visit their site to find out more!

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Reader’s Favorite Posts from June 2014

Curious to see what others have been reading this past month? Below is a list of the ten most visited posts for the month of June 2014:

  1. Three Letter Word Card Printables
  2. Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale
  3. Organizing School Paperwork
  4. Alphabet Flashcards and Wall Posters
  5. Daily Calendar Notebook Printables
  6. Our Workbox System: Weekly Workbox Grid
  7. Book Report Form and Reading Log Printables

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May Pocket Chart Calendar Cards

May pocket chart calendar pieces from homeschoolcreations.net


Are you ready for May? The trees are finally budding in our area, flowers are popping up, and the birds are going nuts at our feeder! Time to get your pocket charts and laminators ready and start printing the May pocket chart calendar pieces. {Psst —> Here are some cheaper laminating pouches we use and LOVE!}

There are three different colored number cards and pictures in this download. Use the different colored number cards to try different pattern sequences: an ABC pattern, ABAB pattern, AABB pattern and other patterns you can make up together. Here’s an example of different patterns using the cards from a past set to give you a few ideas.

pattern example

The set includes a calendar header for the month of May as well.

May header

——> Download the May Calendar Pieces HERE <——

Additional Calendar Helps

Here are a few additional printables and helps for you all, including the pocket chart that we use, laminating tips, and additional printables you may like:

Yearly pocket chart calendar numbers from Homeschool Creations copy Pocket chart holiday and special occasion cards

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Coupon Codes and Companies to Thank

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Find out more about the 2014 Homeschool Conventions

The last two Teach Them Diligently Conventions for 2014 are coming soon! Be sure to register today for the Washington, D.C. and Dallas events. Our entire family will be attending in D.C., and I know you will be SO encouraged through the workshops and sessions.  Use coupon code HSCREATIONS to save $7!!
 

Apologia science

Bright Ideas Press publishes curriculum that is both affordable and easy-to-use with children of different ages at the same time. We are SO excited about their upcoming North Star Geography program for high school – it’s already on our curriculum list for next year! (Note: the North Star program is available for pre-order – WOOT!).

Apologia offers  a K-12 Creation-based science curriculum, worldview curriculum for ages six to fourteen, practical and inspirational books about homeschooling, refreshing retreats for moms, and online classes from Apologia Academy. Visit their site to see their full curriculum line!

A+ TutorSoft, Inc. provides Multi-Sensory Interactive MATH Full Curriculum products to help students improve their grades at all levels. Download one free month of math curriculum and get started today!

No More Lemonade – Most teachers’ view of entrepreneurship can be summed up in a few short sentences. If it’s difficult, make it impossible. If it’s complex, pretend it’s not.  And if you think you understand it, you probably don’t. Learn entrepreneurship the right way – experience it.
 
 

Reader’s Favorite Posts from April 2014

Curious to see what others have been reading this past month? Below is a list of the ten most visited posts for the month of April 2014:

  1. Our Chore System and Chore Chart Printables
  2. ABC Bible Verse Flashcards
  3. Garden Preschool Pack Printables

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Sudoku Puzzles – Freebie!

St Patrick's Day sudoku puzzles

 

Looking for a little additional learning fun for St. Patrick’s Day? These St. Patrick’s Day sudoku puzzles would be a great addition to your day!

There are six puzzles included in the download along with directions and a solutions page {just for mom}. The puzzles are a simple 4×4 square to make it a little easier for younger children.  Simply cut out the missing pieces from the bottom of the page and figure out where they belong!


 

Find some great St. Patrick’s Day activities on my St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board.

St Patrick's Day pinterest board

 

Don’t Miss These Additional Printables for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day Math Printalbes

 

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Enjoy free homeschool printables? If you are looking for something in particular, be sure to check out my Printables from A to Z list, a complete list of every printable I’ve created over the years. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Leave a comment and I’d be happy to help you out!