Although our main community language is English, we want our kids to learn math and other topics in Chinese, our family’s minority language. This post has 15 Chinese math resources for kids!
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15 Math Resources for Children Learning Chinese
In this post, you can find the following Chinese math resources for kids:
- Hands-on Chinese math activities
- Math printables and workbooks
- Chinese math stories
- Chinese math videos
- Math music and nursery rhymes
- Chinese math apps
These Chinese math resources are geared for a wide range of preschoolers to elementary school children.
Which Chinese math resources have we used most?
For reference, we have used hands-on activities, hundred chart, math story books, 思嘉姐姐 nursery rhymes to enhance Chinese learning.
Except for a handful of times, we have not used Chinese apps or videos.
However, I’m including Chinese math apps and videos in this post since they were recommended by many of you!
1. Hands on Activities for learning math in Chinese
a) Free, natural Chinese math lessons
If you can speak Chinese consistently, you can be one of the most important influences for building a math foundation!
Math is all around us, and there are many relevant ways to teach math throughout the day.
Read How I’m Teaching My Children Math for Free for basic ways to apply natural Chinese lessons in daily life!
b) Hands-on Chinese math activities and toys
Simple homemade activities can encourage counting and basic math in Chinese. Click here to view DIY Chinese number learning activities!
All of these hands-on materials have been well loved and useful for my 2 kids!
2. Chinese math printables and workbooks for kids
a) Chinese hundred chart worksheet
A Hundred Chart is a Montessori-inspired resource with 100 boxes (10 x 10 squares) to teach number sequencing and patterns.
Our free Hundred Chart is versatile and available in Arabic, Chinese, and Korean numerals.
b) Bilingual multiplication chart
In addition to the Montessori Multiplication and Division Boards, my daughter frequently used the Montessori multiplication chart that I created in two languages.
c) DailyNoodles My Fun Chinese Numbers workbook
My Fun Chinese Book: Numbers is a colorful book with 57 pages of activities that introduce numbers 1 to 10 in Chinese.
The book includes games, logic puzzles, sorting, comparisons, measuring, pattern recognition and basic addition.
d) 國家教育研究院 National Academy for Educational Research (NAER) Chinese math workbooks
NAER, Taiwan’s public elementary school, provides free math worksheets and workbooks in traditional Chinese.
You can learn more about 國家教育研究院 here.
3. Chinese math stories for kids
Stories are a wonderful way for kids to learn how math is intimately intertwined with real life experiences.
数学帮帮忙 Math Matters is a bilingual Chinese/English story book series that my kids love!
Click here for a detailed review of Chinese math story books which are compatible with Luka Reading Robot!
4. Chinese math videos for kids
a) Chinese Counting YouTube Video
For beginners, the above video teaches how to count to 100 in Mandarin Chinese with arabic numerals.
The voice is very clear and easy to understand.
b) Chinese Khan Academy Mandarin
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization that provides free, educational resources in numerous subjects and school grades.
For Chinese, Khan Academy’s YouTube Channel has instructional videos for math with simplified Chinese captions.
Currently, Grades 1-5 are available plus a series of videos on 金融学 Finance and capital markets.
Below is a preview of the first videos in Grade 1 Math. Click here to see the Chinese Khan Academy YouTube channel.
Khan Academy also has Singapore math videos, but those videos are not listed in their playlists.
If you’re interested in Singapore math, click here to view Singapore math videos.
c) Junyi Academy – Chinese Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, & more
Junyi Academy is an e-learning curriculum that is inspired by Khan Academy.
Their mission is to provide free resources to improve educational access for children in all communities.
Subscribers have access to thousands of videos that they can watch in their own home. The website is entirely in traditional Chinese.
5. Chinese math music for kids
快乐学算术-思嘉姐姐 is a soundtrack focused on numbers that is spoken in Mandarin with rhythm and music in the background.
Tracks 2 through 5 help children memorize basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
The rest of the tracks have Chinese nursery rhymes and tongue twisters related to numbers.
Related: 100+ Popular Chinese Songs for Kids!
6. Chinese math apps for kids
a) Chinese Edoki Academy App – Montessori Math Box
Edoki’s Montessori Math Box comes in multiple languages, and you can select simplified or traditional Chinese.
Since we limit screen-time, we have only used this app a handful of times, but it seems like a helpful option to learn shape names in Chinese.
The Math Box includes 7 educational apps which you can preview here.
b) Todo Math App
Todo Math app has 700+ Math learning games in numerous languages, including simplified Chinese.
c) Chinese 2Kids Math App
The 2Kids Math App is another app that is in Chinese.
I personally don’t like it as much as Edoki’s Montessori Math Box because of the cartoons, but other parents have shared favorable reviews.
Is your child learning math in Chinese?
What are your favorite Chinese math resources for children?
Please let me know if I should add other Chinese math resources to this list!
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