Advent Math Activity Calendars

Once again, the delightful Nrich Maths website offers a seasonal selection of activities to encourage your children’s (and your own!) mathematical creativity.

Click the images below to visit the corresponding December Math Calendar pages.

For Primary Students

Here are twenty-four activities for elementary and middle school, one for each day in December during the run-up to Christmas.

2021 Primary Advent Calendar

When you get to the Nrich website, click a number to go to that day’s math.

For Secondary Students

Here are twenty-four favorite activities for middle and high school, one for each day in December in the run-up to Christmas.

2021 Secondary Advent Calendar

When you get to the Nrich website, click a number to go to that day’s math.

More Holiday Math

I encourage you also to explore my HUGE holiday math post:

Or check out these pages for more ideas:

Have fun playing math with your kids!

CREDITS: “Peanuts Christmas Panorama” photo [top] by Kevin Dooley via Flicker. (CCBY2.0)

“Black Friday” Shopping Season Discount

‘Tis the season for discount sales. I usually ignore the annual Black Friday push, because NOT shopping is an even better way to save money.

But this year, my publishing company Tabletop Academy Press has decided to join in the fun.

So if you’re looking for new math activities to play with your kids, I’ve just added several new books and discount bundles to our online store — including a huge variety of math journaling resources.

And for the next week or so, you can get 15% off anything in our store by using the coupon code TABLETOP15 at checkout.

Including:

But act fast! The discount code expires December 5th.

Math Game Monday: The Great Escape

UPDATE: Between extended-family trips and all the winter holidays coming way too fast, my blog is taking a bit of hiatus. I’m putting Math Game Monday on pause for the rest of 2021.

    This game post will stay live until January 2022, giving you plenty of time to try it out. And I encourage you also to explore my holiday math posts:

      Meanwhile, back to one of my favorite Math Game Monday games…

      Many parents remember struggling to learn math. We hope to provide a better experience for our children.

      And one of the best ways for children to enjoy learning is through hands-on play.

      This cooperative game challenges students to use their number skills in escaping from a WWII prisoner of war camp.

      “The Great Escape” is free on this website for one week only. It’s an excerpt from Prealgebra & Geometry: Math Games for Middle School, which is available as an ebook at my publisher’s store (where you get all formats for one low price, and I earn higher no-middleman royalties) or through other online retailers, or by special request through your local library. Read more about my playful math books here.

      The Great Escape

      Math Concepts: multiplication, division, factors and multiples, odd and even, prime numbers, square numbers, cubic numbers.

      Players: two to four (a cooperative game).

      Equipment: printed hundred chart, playing cards (with jokers), pencils or markers.

      Continue reading Math Game Monday: The Great Escape

      Math Game Monday: The Ten Cards

      This strategy game is fun for all ages. It’s a classic, from the imaginative mind of H. E. Dudeney.

      “The Ten Cards” is free on this website for one week only. It’s an excerpt from Math You Can Play Combo: Number Games for Young Learners, which is available as an ebook at my publisher’s store (where you get all formats for one low price, and I earn higher no-middleman royalties) or through other online retailers, or by special request through your local library. Read more about my playful math books here.

      The Math Game Monday posts will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, explore the links in the sidebar. There are more than forty free games scattered around the blog. Have fun playing math with your kids!

      Math Game Monday: Connect Four

      Many parents remember struggling to learn math. We hope to provide a better experience for our children.

      And one of the best ways for children to enjoy learning is through hands-on play.

      This delightful hundred-chart game features a perfect balance of number patterns and strategic thinking.

      “Connect Four” is free on this website for one week only. It’s an excerpt from 70+ Things To Do with a Hundred Chart: Number, Shape, and Logic Activities from Preschool to Middle School, which is available as an ebook at my publisher’s store (where you get all formats for one low price, and I earn higher no-middleman royalties) or through other online retailers, or by special request through your local library. Read more about my playful math books here.

      The Math Game Monday posts will be available for one week only. If you missed this one, explore the links in the sidebar. There are more than forty free games scattered around the blog. Have fun playing math with your kids!