Skip to Content

Star Wars Math

One of my latest realizations about homeschooling is that being flexible and following my children’s interests instead of my own agenda – with specific, traditional Montessori lessons, for example, is key to our success. So, with that acceptance, I took a step back, put my ego on the back burner, and observed my boys, which is why I’ve chosen to embrace Star Wars. I hope you enjoy these Montessori inspired activities with a Star Wars theme. We’re kicking off our learning with Star Wars Math.

Star Wars Math

Star Wars Math

Light Saber Addition

Materials

  • Darth Vader Mask Outline
  • Black Construction Paper or Cardstock
  • Star Wars Light Sabres
  • Die
  • Piece of Felt or Mat
  • Addition, Subtraction, and Equals signs

Approach

  • Print out an outline of Darth Vader’s mask from online
  • Cut out three outlines from black paper & laminate
  • Introduce the activity to the child with him sitting to your left
  • Place a piece of felt in front of you with the three Darth Vader masks on the felt
  • You or the child roll die
  • Ask the chid to gather the number of light sabers that matches the roll & to place the light sabers onto the first Darth Vader mask
  • Place the addition or subtraction sign after the first mask explaining that you’re adding or subtracting and what that means
  • Roll the die again & gather light sabers to match the next addend
  • Then add  (or subtract) light sabers to get the total amount
  • Have the child physically place the two piles of light sabers together (or take from the left addend) following the equals sign
  • Then have the child count for the answer

Star Wars Addition

Extensions

  • Use other objects
  • Practice other math operations
  • Count total lightsabers
  • Sort lightsabers by color
  • Skip counting
  • Introduce place value to match Montessori color coding

More Math Activities

 

Have fun!
Marnie

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.