{Little Mathematicians} Trains Roll and Graph

Thing 1 is obsessed with trains.  Part of the Saxon 1 math curriculum we are loosely following called for graphing one day this week.  One of my favorite aspects of homeschooling is being able to adapt the material to my sons’ interests.  So instead of graphing the hair color in our household, which wouldn’t be a very fun graph, I created a roll and graph activity for Thing 1.  He LOVED it.  He actually asked me if I could print him off another one so that he could have the different colored trains “race” again.

This activity let’s him practice his graphing and counting.  It also allowed us to talk about ordinal numbers as well as what a “tie” is when it comes to competition.

HERE is a copy of the printables I made.  It includes the graph, a paper die to put together or pictures that can be used in a photo cube.

Here are a few other math ideas that go with a train theme.

Train Math Activities

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    4 Responses to {Little Mathematicians} Trains Roll and Graph

    1. SOOOO cute and simple!!! My son LOVES trains, so I will DEFINITELY have to try this. Thanks for sharing – you’ve been pinned! Stopping by from TGIF!

      ~Bekah @SonshineTotSchool.blogspot.com

    2. We LOVE bingo dobber fun!!! Visiting from TGIF. I’d love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

    3. What a great activity and free printable! Loving your blog. Thanks so much for linking up at Thrifty Thursday, have a fantastic weekend!

    4. My kids love rolling & graphing! And we love our cubes too =-) They come in handy for SO many things!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
      Beth =-)

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