Color by number math activities and distance learning? You bet!
Digital color by numbers? Nope, not for me:-) I like the paper and pencil!
A Little Distance Learning History
As we know, distance learning and digital learning are not synonymous. Distance learning has existed for a looonng time. Early on, it was called 'correspondence education' or 'correspondence learning.' Students received assignments in the mail, completed them, and mailed their work back to their educational institution.
A few examples of early distance learning include:
Check out this infographic for more detail about distance learning history.
Distance Learning Doesn't Have to Mean Digital Learning
Why consider this history? With schools moving to distance learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I think it's important to remember that even though we have the technology to provide digital learning experiences, distance learning doesn't have to mean just digital learning. Paper and pencil activities have their place in distance learning; in some cases, such activities can provide greater benefits than digital activities.
Color by Number Activities Help Children (and Adults)
Why are color by number activities an important part of the current distance learning needs? Because of the many benefits coloring provides!
During this difficult time, the benefits of coloring are so helpful to our students and our own children (and to us). Here are just a few:
Creating Their Own Color by Numbers
In addition to practicing math and getting the coloring benefits, students can also take some time to create their OWN color by number activities.
Each of my color by number resources includes a blank coloring sheet, which students can use to design their own patterns, explore color combinations, and enjoy the fun of creating for someone else.
A Few Free Color by Numbers:
Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
Take care, and take some coloring time for yourself!!
If you'd like to try a digital pixel art color by number, click here.
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