Wild Math® takes math outdoors where it is naturally hands-on, engages all of the senses, and includes plenty of movement.
Wild Math makes learning
active and fun!
Watch how the natural environment makes concepts more concrete and increases children’s attention spans.
Wild Math® Curriculums cover the typical math skills and standards taught in each grade and provide activities, lessons, and games so that you can take your math instruction outdoors! Each unit also has a list of math picture books and games that are perfect for playing outside in warm weather and inside in extreme weather or on those dark winter evenings.
Features of Wild Math® curriculums:
- Covers all the typical skills in each grade
- Uses natural materials as math manipulatives
- Each unit contains math picture book and board game lists
- Does not use traditional worksheets (although any inexpensive workbook can be added if desired). The use of games for math fact practice is encouraged.
- Hands-on learning activities, games, and projects.
- All Wild Math levels are digital downloads.
Weekly year-long plans
Year-long plans are now included with all levels of Wild Math.
If you purchased the curriculum before plans were available, they are available for a small fee in the shop!
Common Questions About Wild Math® Curriculum
Kindergarten math is meant to be active and fun! You’ll find all the units and skills typically covered in kindergarten math, plus practice activities. Build a solid foundation in numeracy skills through activities such as collecting and counting natural materials, mud pie activities, and using flowers in ten frames.
Math Units covered: counting and cardinality, place value, patterns and symmetry, beginning addition and subtraction, measurement and data, and geometry.
Use what is naturally abundant in your area to learn first grade math! Use pinecones, rocks, or seashells to learn addition and subtraction facts, learn and classify shapes made with sticks, and practice data collection and graphing by observing the natural world.
Math units covered: numbers and place value, Patterns, addition and subtraction facts, advanced addition and subtraction, measurement and data, time and money, and geometry.
Make your second grade math year active and fun! In second grade, children use bundles of sticks to explore place value and multi-digit addition and subtraction strategies. Mudpies help to visualize fractions and leaves and flowers are used to practice skip counting.
Math units covered: place value, addition and subtraction fact review, multi digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, fractions, measurement, time and money, graphs and data, and geometry.
Third grade we build on our prior math skills and explore multiplication in the natural world. Use plants, animal life, and natural materials to model multiplication and division facts!. Discover the relationship between perimeter and area by measuring gardens, playgrounds, buildings, and tiles.
Math units covered: place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement and data, time and money, and geometry.
Learn fourth grade math in a classroom without walls! Children will learn to solve multi-digit multiplication and division problems using a variety of strategies and nature-based projects. Use pinecones, rocks, or seashells to make multiplication arrays and find factors. Model multiples with stick bundles and use recycled materials to explore volume.The fourth grade curriculum contains more guidance for teaching those trickier topics such as division and fractions!
Math units covered: place value, multi-digit addition and subtraction (review), multiplication (including multi digit multiplication- traditional and lattice method), division (including long division- traditional method and box/area method), fractions, decimals, data and probability, geometry, patterns and algebra, time, and measurement.
In fifth grade, math is a useful tool for exploring and understanding the world around us. We can use it to construct and build, answer questions, and do sophisticated calculations. The 5th grade curriculum utilizes mudpies and cakes to model fraction operations and use place natural materials to model decimals! The fifth grade contains more guidance for teaching math concepts than prior levels.
Math units covered: review of multi-digit multiplication and division, decimals, fractions, measurement, data and graphing, algebra, geometry, and measurement.