Back to school season is upon us, and that means it’s time to get our lesson planning in gear. If you are looking for fun, engaging, ready to use resources, you do not want to miss the Back to School STEAM bundle. This collection includes 46 science, technology, engineering and math ebooks and printable sets. If you need STEM challenges for a weekly STEM center or after school activity or club, this will likely have you set for the entire year! Below I share my favorite math resources that are included, as well as a few other resources I’ve been able to try out with my kids so far this year.
STEAM Bundle Math Resources TOP PICKS:
First of all, there is a simple set of Superhero themed math practice for first grade from Sarah at Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls.
This covers tons of important math skills with a fun super hero theme.
Next, there’s a great resource for helping kids learn to decompose numbers in a hands on way from Malia at The STEM Laboratory.
This resource includes 3 different activities for all the numbers 3-10 and explains how to assess kids to know where they need to start. Then you can differentiate for each child’s need.
There’s then a collection 20 simple print and play games for K-2 from Rachel at You’ve Got This Math.
This includes lots of games for practicing addition and subtraction, place value, telling time and more.
Next, if your little ones need practice with patterns, you’ll love this Zoo themed patterns pack from Kim at Life Over C’s.
This includes 7 different patterns for kids to practice with. It includes pattern strips to replicate patterns, pattern continuation challenges as well as cards to let kids practice making their own patterns.
Next, for older kids, grab these fraction, decimal, percent puzzles from Karyn at Teach Beside Me.
Print on various colored card stock for a simple, independent review activity.
If you’re looking for ways to host a family math night at your school or just as a family, check out the Math & Science Night ebook from Becky at Kid World Citizen.
There are directions for 10 easy and fun math games and challenges. These are simple to set up and require materials you likely already have on hand.
There’s also a quick introduction to the golden ratio, with some beautiful coloring pages from Anne at Left Brain Craft Brain.
I enjoyed watching my kids come up with their own art design based on the golden ratio.
And finally, I’m obviously a a little biased, but this bundle also includes my Pattern Block Logic Puzzles collection.
These are hugely popular with my kids and make great critical thinking challenges for early finishers, as a STEM center or math center in your classroom.
Other Favorite STEM Products Included:
Now to be honest, although I have looked at every product in the bundle, I have not had time to really test or experiment with everything. So there are definitely other great resources included besides just these. But these are some of my favorite finds so far.
I look forward to digging into this bundle more as the school year goes on!
Paper Toys from Ana at Babble Dabble Do is such a fun project collection. The kids and I had fun creating a paper village, which is great for visual spatial awareness.
This would be a fun project for kids learning about 3D shapes, and I would recommend challenging older kids to design and create their own 3D house after learning about shape nets and starting with these templates.
Here are some of my kids in action:
And one of the finished products–my kids made a whole village.
Bubble Experiments from Gift of Curiosity is also a really fun resource.
We love playing with bubbles and had fun creating this bubble math art a few years ago, so we’re looking forward to more bubble challenges.
Finally, there is a STEAM challenge cards collection with more than 150 open ended challenges for kids.
Since my kids are Star Wars fans, I knew I had to print out the Star Wars themed challenges to start with.
But this also includes general STEAM challenges, Kitchen STEAM challenges, holiday themed challenges and more.
Want to grab this HUGE bundle for yourself? Just click the link below to learn more about all the resources and purchase.
But don’t delay, this is only available through the end of the day on August 20.
Have a question? Just click the “chat” button in the bottom right corner of the sales page, or shoot an email to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you enjoy the resources in this bundle as much as I do!
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