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  • Fraction Circles and Strips Updated
    I recently noticed that the fraction circles and fraction strips on the website showed some inconsistencies and needed improvement. If you aren’t familiar with these manipulatives, they are generally used for learning about fractions and often for comparing fractions. With some creativity, they can be used for a wide variety of activities, some of which … continue reading
  • New Easter Math Worksheets 2022
    There are a few new math worksheets for Easter 2022 on Math-Drills. Following the popularity of the secret message and missing digits worksheets from previous holidays, these have now been added for Easter! The Easter page also has Cartesian art, an Easter egg map activity, arithmetic worksheets that follow the Easter Bunny’s path, word problems, and counting and patterning … continue reading
  • Saint Patrick’s Day 2022
    Math-Drills includes an entire page devoted to Saint Patrick’s Day math worksheets including patterning, comparing, counting, geometry, word problems and arithmetic. Two new additions to the page this year are described below. Secret Saint Patrick’s Day Messages Secret message worksheets are classic worksheets that I remember when I was a child many many (well, okay … continue reading
  • 99, 100 and 120 Charts Updated
    Recently, all of the 99, 100 and 120 charts on the Number Sense Worksheets page were updated. These types of charts are used for many purposes, but are often used for learning numbers and counting. After reading some compelling arguments about bottom-up counting charts, I made sure that each of the 99, 100 and 120 charts also had … continue reading
  • Cupid in Ancient Rome
    Cupid, that Ancient Roman love God is now the subject of a Valentine’s Day math activity that involves a map, a distance chart, and some open-ended questions. If it sounds familiar, you have probably encountered Santa’s Route which is an activity that has been on the website for years, but got an overhaul for this past Christmas. … continue reading
  • Scrooge’s Missing Digits and Cartesian Art
    First of all, Happy December and a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. Thank you for subscribing to this email newsletter which gives me a chance to highlight new and interesting things on I seem to have missed updating you about the Thanksgiving Cartesian Art worksheets, but it is worth a mention as … continue reading
  • Happy Halloween 2021!
    It is already October and our scary math worksheets are already “flying off the shelves.” Here are a few highlights: Counting Halloween Objects in Various Arrangements: These worksheets were updated recently to a newer design and made fillable and savable, so they can be done online, but they are still very printable. There are versions for … continue reading
  • Fillable Math Worksheets Update
    Over the past month, I’ve added quite a few fillable and savable math worksheets to the website and taken the opportunity to improve some of the worksheets along the way. There were a few bumps that required going back to the drawing board, but I am quite satisfied with the results, and I hope you … continue reading
  • Fillable Math Worksheets
    Recently, I’ve been exploring the idea of creating “fillable” PDF math worksheets to assist those who are teaching online or simply want to save on paper and toner/ink. In this context, fillable means a math worksheet that can be filled out on one’s computer with the fillable boxes already built-in. Picture this: You send a … continue reading
  • New Student Page Button
    A new feature on the Math-Drills website allows teachers, parents, and other educators to download a PDF that only includes the question page for many of the website’s 58 thousand worksheets. The “Student” button will enable anyone to access an already “split” version of the worksheet that excludes the answer key. Previously, the “Download” button … continue reading
  • Math Flash Cards Update
    A few changes were made to the Math Flash Cards recently which included fixing the print option and tweaking the scoring. After a student completes a set of 10, 25, 50 or 100 questions, they are given the option to print their results including showing them which questions they got correct and incorrect. A few … continue reading
  • Halloween 2020 Math Worksheets
    Halloween 2020 could be one of the strangest ever, but don’t let that stop you from getting into the “spirit” of things. The collection of Halloween math worksheets has once again grown to accommodate even more students and skill levels. This year, I’ve added a number of Missing Digits math worksheets with a ghostly figure … continue reading
  • Single-Digit Addition Update
    The “100 Single-Digit Addition Questions with Some Regrouping” worksheet has long held the #1 most popular spot on the Math-Drills website; however, it had a few minor issues that have been rectified with a recent update. The issues related to the available versions, the instructions, the name and date fields and the repetition of questions; … continue reading
  • Subtracting on a Grid
    Although you can always use graph/grid paper to help students line up the numbers in arithmetic, it is sometimes nice to have a ready-made solution that only requires hitting the print button. Previously, I included grid support for addition, multiplication and division, but I somehow missed subtraction, and thankfully a Math-Drills visitor asked for it the other … continue reading
  • Follow the Arrows
    This year has seen a lot of arrows added to store floors and other locations. This gave me the idea to add a worksheet that involved following arrows in some way, so I developed a fairly simple one on the place value worksheets page for building a number and including the thousands separators. There are only two … continue reading
  • Expanded Form Worksheets Expansion
    I noticed recently that the expanded form math worksheets needed an update to properly recognize the different ways expanded form is written at different levels of study. This meant quite an expansion of the number of worksheets for expanded form, but the selection should now better address the diverse needs across the K-8 spectrum. Expanded form with … continue reading
  • Autumn Math Worksheets
    Autumn arrives this week in the Holarctic realm (Northern areas) and in a never-ending quest to add new and better math worksheets, I’ve added some new fall-themed math worksheets to the website. The first new worksheet pictured is actually a Cartesian art project for students. It comes in two versions: a one-quadrant and a four-quadrant. … continue reading
  • Triangular Prisms Surface Area and Volume
    The surface area and volume of triangular prisms worksheets were replaced and a color version was added for those using the worksheets onscreen or with a color printer. The old version of this worksheet is still available if you search the website, but the link on the measurement page was removed. The old version had some … continue reading
  • Summer Missing Digits Math Worksheets
    The hot summer sun has melted digits off of some Math-Drills worksheets. Can your students/children help? Just added to the website, the Summer Missing Digits math worksheets are available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, mixed addition/subtraction, mixed multiplication/division and all operations mixed. For each operation, there is an easier and a more difficult option. Pictured here is an … continue reading
  • Percentage Increase/Decrease Worksheets
    The percentage increase/decrease math worksheets were recently updated and improved. The questions involve determining the amount of change between two numbers. Students are given the original amount and a new amount and they need to figure out by how much the amount has increased or decreased. The old versions had a few confusing aspects to … continue reading
  • Next Dollar Up Strategy
    The next dollar up strategy involves students determining how many dollars they will need to pay for something. This strategy is often used with students who struggle with numbers and money concepts, but it is also a good introduction to making change. Previously, there were U.S. versions of these worksheets, but someone pointed out that one of the dollar … continue reading
  • Identifying Place and Determining Value Worksheets
    Having a good understanding of place and place value in numbers allows students to complete more complex math skills that rely on place value such as sorting and ordering numbers, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. Two types of Place Value Math Worksheets were recently updated: Identifying place only and Determining place and digit values. The … continue reading
  • Place Value Charts and Hundredth and Thousandths Grids
    The place value charts on the website were recently improved to be more useful and attractive. The work space on each chart is now more conducive to inputting numbers and completing work on the page. Each period (set of three numbers) is a different color and is surrounded by a thicker border. If the place value … continue reading
  • Non-Numerical Spinners
    Non-numerical spinners were requested by a Math-Drills visitor. Versions with letters, animal pictures and colors were created as well as several with combinations of these elements. Each spinner has a number of basic questions and the A and B versions of each set have a couple of extra questions that are a bit more challenging. … continue reading
  • Simplifying Fractions Worksheets
    Several simplifying fractions worksheets were re-worked to include name and date fields and some helper text on the answer key. Each worksheet also includes one sample answer on the question page. Simplying fractions is a useful skill for students to learn as it makes working with fractions that much easier. There are two versions (easier … continue reading