Learning with the Friend
For ages 3 - 11
Created by Katrina Lybbert

Math Lesson Plans
Selections for Lessons 1 - 12 chosen by Kim Reeder

Use one lesson per week, for a total of 12 weeks or 1 Term.  For each lesson (week), use the following selections as a resource.  As a suggestion:  spend 2 days a week on math and adapt the math concept as needed for the age of your child.  You will probably also need to be using another math curriculum, unless you are just using this for a break from your regular routine.  There is a lot of math in the Friend magazine, but it will not provide a complete math foundation.

Lesson Resources
See the Gospel Library at lds.org to refer to and/or print out selections.

Lesson One

  • Joany Erickson, "Fifteen Prophets," Friend, Mar. 2006, 7
    • Count and Write numbers 1-15
    • Find all numbers that add up to 15
    • Find factors of 15
Lesson Two
  • Kay Timpson, "Counting Stars," Friend, Feb. 2006, 4
    • Draw stars to practice counting or adding
Lesson Three
  • Michele Hunter Wininger, "I'll Walk with You," Friend, Apr. 2005, 32
    • Play hide and seek to practice counting
    • Could skip count with older kids to practice multiplication facts
Lesson Four
  • Kimberly Webb and Gerald A. Mead, "Friend to Friend: Guided and Prepared," Friend, Jan. 2006, 8
    • Count descendants of your Grandparents
    • Graph number of kids in each family
Lesson Five 
  • Trevor Holloway, "Fun with Figures," Friend, Aug. 1976, 33
  • Trevor Holloway, "Square It Up!" Friend, Jan. 1976, 5
    • Addition and division - may be too advanced for young kids but a pretty cool trick
Lesson Six
  • "Kitchen Krafts," Friend, Mar. 2001, 27
    • Measurement - volume  
    • Make shapes out of play dough - circles, squares, rectangles
Lesson Seven
  • John Hudson Tiner, "He Measured the Earth," Friend, May 1975, 39
    • Measurement - circles and other geometric shapes
Lesson Eight
  • Linda G. Shail, "Noah's Cubit," Friend, Oct. 1994, 38
    • Measurement - length
Lesson Nine
  • William L. Steen, "Leapingest Leap Year Ever," Friend, Feb. 1996, 34
    • Calendar
Lesson Ten
  • "What Time Is It?" Friend, July 1975, 36
    • Talk about time
Lesson Eleven
  • Lowell J. Fetzer, "How Does Jesus Get the Money?" Friend, Oct. 1983, 2
    • Talk about money and maybe tithing/percents
Lesson Twelve
  • Sherwood B. Idso, "The Incredible Flying Plant Doctor," Friend, June 1980, 30
    • Temperature

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