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Building Connections in Math

Creating a Math Lapbook begins with the understanding that Math can be hands-on, Math can be exciting, Math can be fun. Let's begin by choosing a topic.

...For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38)

Math Lapbook Topics


  1. Basics
    1. Counting
    2. Addition
    3. Subtraction
    4. Time Clock
    5. Time Digital
    6. Basic Shapes
    7. Sets
    8. Math Signs and Vocabulary
    9. Simple Story Problems and steps to solve
    10. Number Line
    11. Practical Uses
    12. Using Manipulatives
    13. Easy Logic
    14. Directions North, South, East, West, Left and Right
    15. Math Games
    16. Roman Numerals
    17. Show Me What You Know
    18. Money
    19. Calendar


  1. Middle Math
    1. Multiplication
    2. Division
    3. Advanced Sets
    4. Fractions
    5. Math Signs and Vocabulary
    6. Area, Circumference, Diameter, Pi
    7. Geometric Equations
    8. Examples
    9. Advanced Word Problems
    10. Positive and Negative Numbers
    11. Subsets
    12. Practical Uses and Applications
    13. Making Math Fun
    14. Beginning Logic
    15. Degrees and Measurement
    16. Experiments in Math
    17. Advanced Directions
    18. Math Games
    19. Percents
    20. Ratios
    21. Conversions
    22. Place Value
    23. Prove It
    24. Reciprocals
    25. Graphs
    26. Advanced Time Problems
    27. Making Change



  • Advanced Math
    1. Theories
    2. Equations
    3. Algebraic Expressions
    4. Important People in Math History
    5. Step by Step Examples
    6. Geometry Proofs
    7. Advanced Vocabulary
    8. Distance
    9. Practical Uses
    10. Advanced Logic
    11. Can You Teach Me How
    12. Advanced Math Games
    13. Math Tools and Uses
    14. Advanced Functions
    15. Advanced Geometric Equations
    16. Careers for those who love Math
    17. Money in other Countries

                             Example Lapbook:  Addition Facts

    Join me as I create an example lapbook. Take your time and enjoy the process. Please don't try to do it all in one day unless that is your only objective for the day. Even then, take breaks and don't push it.

    1. Pick a Topic

    For our example lapbook let's go with the topic of Addition Facts for numbers 1 & 2. After working through the example Addition Facts 1 & 2 you will be able to expand to whatever facts you choose.

    2. Gather the Information to Teach and Assemble Folders

    If you are reading this you most likely already know your addition facts for the numbers 1 and 2 therefore there really isn't anything else to research or prepare. If for some reason you don't know those facts....not to they are.

    1 + 0 = 1

    1 + 1 = 2

    1 + 2 = 3

    2 + 0 = 2

    2 + 1 = 3

    2 + 2 = 4

    Also, I want my child to understand the basic concept that 1 plus any number is the next number.

    So now that we have a topic and know what we want our child to have fun learning let's start putting together the lapbook.

    Click here to learn how to assemble the folders into a basic lapbook design. Assemble Math Lapbook Basic Folder Style

    3. Gather Supplies and Print or Gather Templates

    You are free of course to use whatever templates you like however, for this example lapbook I will be referencing these templates.

    For this Math lapbook I will use the small star template, the hexagon round templates, the vocabulary list templates and the Fact Box Templates.

    Print and cut out your templates.

    You will also need:

    · Scissors

    · Glue

    · Colored Pencils or Crayons or Markers

    4. Time to Teach

    If you are using a standard curriculum you may have already taught these facts using a traditional rote like method or by using manipulatives.

    If you have not taught the concept of addition yet begin by introducing the concept.

    1. Use the words "Addition" and "Add" and "Plus" while demonstrating the first fact of 1 + 1 = 2.

    2. Demonstrate the fact.

    • Write it out on a blackboard or on paper
    • Use manipulatives that you have on hand. This could be something as simple as using 2 M&M’s or 2 favorite stuffed animals to something more exotic such as 2 buckeyes or 2 trading cards.
    •  Challenge yourself to make your child laugh while learning. Make it fun.
    • Have your child play it back to you. Let your child be the teacher.

    5. Decorate the Folder

    Using crayons or colored pencils or markers and any craft like items have your child decorate the cover. Please keep in mind that beads and thick items on the cover can easily be knocked off and will make the finished project more difficult to store. Let your child assert his or her creativity.

    6. Let's use the templates and put something into our Math lapbook.

    I have created a free, printable PDF file for you which includes the templates and examples of how I would use them in a lapbook. There will be future updates which will include more detailed instructions and diagrams....but these should get you started.

    On the hexagon diagram, cut out both pieces and the window viewer. Overlap the two pieces with the window piece on top. Connect in the middle so that the top piece can twirl around.

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    Thank you.

    Click here to download Math Lapbook Templates and Examples.

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