Learning math at a young age is essential, but it's important for teachers to introduce new concepts with fun and creative methods, like coloring!
It's no surprise that math isn't every students' favorite subject. From addition to multiplication, mathematics can be one of the more difficult topics to learn and teach. For younger students, incorporating something they enjoy - like drawing or coloring - into your math lessons is a great way to make the problems seem more approachable. Coloring can often be a stress reliever for children, so giving them a chance to cool down after working their brains is almost always effective. If you teach students from Pre-K to elementary, check out these 10 math coloring worksheets and printables that will help your class feel more invested in their school work. Bonus: these are great for parents to use who want their kids to get some extra practice in at home!
10 Free Math Coloring Worksheets
The 3 Little Pigs - Multiples of 3 Worksheet
If your students are practicing elementary-level multiplication, the 3 Little Pigs coloring sheet is perfect for them. They will work on basic multiplication problems, like 9 divided by 3 and 30 divided by 3, as well as get a chance to color in the graphics of the 3 little pigs and the house.
Fractions for Children
Fractions aren't fun for everyone, but with this worksheet, you can ensure your students become experts and enjoy the experience of learning at the same time. With an array of six adorable bugs, your students will be asked to color them in according to the fraction listed below the bug. One bug might have a label of 1/1, meaning the student should color it in completely, while another may say 2/3, so he or she will shade two-thirds of the bug with their writing utensil. It's a fun and visual way to young learners to see fractions come to life!
Who doesn't love dot-to-dot worksheets? Perfect for elementary schoolers, this Dot-to-Dot Clown worksheet shows an unfinished image of a holding a balloon. Students will be asked to follow the dots, starting at 1 and ending at 95. While it's a great fit for Halloween, you can use it during any time of year as a quick warmup before class starts. Once students have connected all the dots, encourage them to use any leftover time to color their clown.
Shapes for Beginners
If you're teaching preschoolers or want some extra practice for your young one at home, this math coloring worksheet is a no-fail option to help any child learn about shapes. It presents nine different basic shapes, like circles, squares, diamonds, and hearts that they can color in with their favorite colors while you read the names of the shapes outloud to them.
Shapes - Read Color and Answer
Here's another shapes worksheet for elementary level students. Taking things a step further, this activity asks students to identify the shapes they see on the sheet and write them out, as well as list the number of squares, circles, rectangles, and triangles there are in the image. Then, they will need to color each shape a certain color, which is listed in the instructions. And lastly, students can drasw their own shape picture at the bottom of the page.
Numbers for Preschool
The years prior to elementary school are critical for any young learner. Getting a head start on learning numbers is a great way to ensure your child or student will be able to understand basic math in the future, and this coloring worksheet will certainly help them to do so. Kids will be asked to trace the numbers one through five on the worksheet, and they can feel free to color in the images of the numbered items, as well!
Minus 10 Spider
Are your students learning basic math like subtraction and addition? The Minus 10 Spider worksheet gives kids a chance to practice subtracting 10 from certain numbers that are drawn on an image of a spider web. They will fill in the answers to the questions and then fill in the web with the corresponding letter. The creator of this activity, PrimaryLeap, recommends this worksheet for first graders.
Divide Numbers by 1 to 10
Once your kiddos master addition and subtraction, it's time to move onto multiplication and division. With this math coloring worksheet, your students can practice diving numbers from 1 to 10 in problems like 6 divided 3 and 24 divided by 8. There are 20 total problems listed in a box that is propped up next to an image of an adorable cat. Once they finish their division equations, they can color in the cat!
Numbers Worksheet: 1-5
Young learners will love the adorable animals featured in this coloring sheet. Students will be asked to count one through five, write the numbers, and color in the animals. This creative, interactive worksheet will certainly keep the attention of young students trying to learn to count for the first time. We recommend utilizing this resource for preschool or kindergarten students.
Count the Numbers
Encouraging students to use their fingers to count is one of the best ways to help them understand numbers in the beginning of their learning journey. This math coloring worksheet showcases five pictures of hands holding up the numbers one through five. You can have students follow along with the sheet and count on their own hands, as well as point to each image and say the associated number outloud. Then, wrap up your activity by allowing them to color the images!
Utilizing color sheets to teach math is a great way to keep young learners engaged!
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