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With all of the unexpected changes in education lately, we teachers have been forced to up our game. Technology is now more important than ever and digital learning has become a major part of our day to day routines even in the primary grades.  We can fight it or we can embrace it and use it to our advantage.  I am choosing to use it to my advantage and I hope you will too!  To help you do just that I have created a variety of Digital Color by Number math activities to keep your elementary students busy and actively engaged all year long.

Great Math Practice or Review

Elementary school is not what it used to be - just ask a teacher who has been teaching a while!  With so many standards to cover throughout the year, it is important that we learn to put a new spin on them to keep the students' attention. I have pulled from my knowledge and years of experience to create these digital activities that can be used in the classroom or at home as part of distance learning. These activities are a great way to review math standards in a fun and engaging way.

With these digital color by number style activities, students will complete a variety of math practice problems. Each time they answer they will be provided with immediate feedback. This is such a benefit because it allows students to learn from their mistakes so they can apply that learning, try again without a grade penalty, and work independently.  Not only that, but this process builds self-esteem as students find success in the learning process.

Fun and Versatile Activities

These activities can be used in several different ways. Use them as independent practice after a lesson, add them to your math centers, or even engage students from the moment they walk in the door with fun morning work.  You can use them for your early finishers or as homework too! There's really no right or wrong way to use them!   What is most important is to do what is best for your classroom and students.

Each Color My Math digital activity comes with two options: Google Forms and Google Slides. You can allow your students the freedom to choose which Google app they use, or you can assign one based on students' experience, grading options, and technological ability. Just choose what you feel works best for your kids.  This activity itself is the same and provides the same great skills practice.

In each activity, students will answer standards-based questions that focus on one particular math skill.  As students enter a correct answer, a part of the "color by number picture" is automatically colored in.  Once students have answered all of the questions correctly, the completed picture will appear.  Each activity has 5 to 10 questions to complete.

While the correct answer will help to color in the picture, students might get the answer incorrect and that is to be expected.  Instead of the picture missing color or students being stuck, they are immediately prompted to try again.  With no limit on how many chances a student gets, there is success to be had for everyone!  Instant student feedback is provided throughout the activities giving students the ability to work independently.

As a bonus, students are learning some basic technology skills too!  That's one of the benefits of digital activities that we often forget.  Sometimes we get so focused on the main academic skills that we tend to overlook the secondary skills like technology, logic, and independent working.  

Skills-Based Learning

While there is a benefit to a mixed skills review throughout the year, our students also need skill-specific practice opportunities.  That is exactly what is provided in the Color My Math digital activities.  Each set focuses on one specific math skill and provides multiple activities to help students master that skill.

1. Place Value

Place value is the foundation of so many math skills we teach.  As the foundation classrooms around the world start each school year with this important skill.  It plays an important part in understanding almost everything else we do.  And since place value is a skill that we gradually expand upon as numbers increase, it is taught and reviewed by multiple grade levels.

A solid understanding of place value helps with all of the basic operations, rounding, estimating and so much more.  Yet, it seems to be an area that can be such a struggle for kids to master.

I have put together a few different Color My Math resources that focus on place value.  This set focuses on tens and ones with a Thanksgiving theme.  Usually, by Thanksgiving, this skill has already been taught making this a great independent center or review activity.  

As students get older they begin working on place value and decimals.  This winter place value set will give your 3rd - 5th-grade students opportunities to practice place value involving decimals in a fun and interactive way.

2. Ten More and Ten Less

Building fluency with number sense is something that is so important for us to help our students build.  After all, it is the basis of numbers and many math applications.  As we all know, primary level math skills are the foundation building blocks for upper level and more advanced math concepts.  

A solid understanding of ten more and ten less will help our students as they work on addition and subtraction, mental math, estimating, and understanding quantity.  

Color My Math 10 More / 10 Less is ready to help your students practice this important skill.  This activity has a New Year's theme which often correlates to when it found in many scope and sequences.  However, if you need this activity at another time the color by number images can be relevant to almost any time of the year.  Who doesn't love a party hat or fireworks in November or March!

3. Ordering and Comparing Numbers

As students are developing their understanding of numbers, learning to determine how numbers relate to one another is a key part of the process.  Comparing and ordering numbers is an important skill for students to master and it goes a long way in helping them develop a solid number sense foundation.

Comparing numbers is a relational skill where students not only determine how one number relates to another but also how numbers can be ordered to show more and less.  It is the foundation of a student's understanding of the quantity that a number represents.

Engage your students in Ordering and Comparing Numbers with these fun digital activities.

4. Rounding

As I think of math skills and how I use them in everyday life, there is probably no more important skill than rounding.  The ability for students to round numbers in order to solve a problem or do mental math in day to day life is so important.  I find myself rounding all the time to figure out approximate costs or quantities.  

Helping students develop a solid understanding of rounding is vital.  These rounding Color My Math activities will do just that.  

5. Number Lines

Number lines are one of my favorite math tools.  For our young students, math concepts can be so abstract.  Using a tool like a number line can make these skills more concrete.  Number lines help students with counting, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and more.  Even as students get more advanced, number lines are helpful tools.  Students can learn about positive and negative numbers, fractions and so much more using this amazing tool.

Number lines allow students to move from number to number without starting back at zero every time.  For some students that can be a game-changer!  Try these Number Line Color My Math Activities and help your students develop strong fluency skills.

6. Composing and Decomposing Numbers

So often when we think of composing and decomposing numbers we think of primary students in kindergarten and first grade.  But this skill is so important for our older elementary students too.  Students need a solid place value understanding in order to be able to break numbers apart and build them.

These Composing and Decomposing Number activities will have your 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students working with large numbers.  One set focuses on numbers to 10,000 and is great for 3rd-grade students moving beyond the thousands place.  A second set focuses on numbers to 100,000 and decimals to the hundreds and is great for 4th and 5th-grade students.

7. Problem Solving

Isn't this one of the end goals of math - problem-solving!  Everything we work on with our students is with this goal in mind.  We want our students to be able to use the math concepts they have learned to think through and solve number problems.  I'm not sure if there is too much problem-solving practice!

Problem-solving can take on a lot of different facets because there are so many skills and concepts that can be used.  Before jumping into problem-solving that uses a variety of skills, it is important for our students to know how to apply single skills to problem-solving.  These Color My Math Problem Solving activities are perfect for that targeted practice.

Color My Math

You can find all of the Color My Math activities in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers.  This bundle is a great way to cover a variety of skills and concepts and save some money too!

This first-grade skills bundle (which would also be great for a 2nd-grade review of advanced kindergarten) includes everything you need to provide digital math review activities all year long!

Save these Digital Math Review Ideas

Don't waste time searching the internet for quality digital math resources every time you lesson plan.  Instead, pin this to your favorite classroom Pinterest board so you can come back quickly and easily.

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