Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Math Games and Other Easy Kid Crafts

"Space Chase Multiplication" by P-diddy the incredible mathematician!

 Get Your Game On! I recently bought a small package of foam stickers and 4x6 foam cards (together) at Walmart for about $6.00. We have trouble with memorization of the multiplication tables at our house. My son is a brilliant mathematician (of course) but no matter how many times we drill flash cards, or write out, and study the X's tables- he just wants to "compute" instead of memorize. Although, I am sure we will find great and mighty ways to use his extraordinary talents- I am still requiring that he memorize his multiplication. Mean mean momma- I know I know.

He created the above little card out of those handy foam stickers and we decided that the rules are to start at one end and roll the dice. Immediately shout out the answer by multiplying the two numbers together from your roll and move one space forward if you get it right. Unless, of course your quotient ends in a zero- then you get to move forward 2 spaces!! We go up the card and back. We also each say the whole problem out loud- "4 x 6= 34".  Guess momma looses again. Actually, I do try to trip him up sometimes by purposely giving the wrong answer. He just loves "busting" me! And it's a fun little math game and art project combined.

This second card was designed by my 6 year old. Yes, they really are particularly talented. Feel free to send money if you need a creation like this of your very own and they will be more than happy to oblige. We haven't made up the rules to this game yet. Uh, any ideas? (please.....)

O.K. - we also made some pictures to celebrate the first official day of Spring! This cute little guy:

Made this cute little picture:

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ThaiHoa said...

What a great idea. I have selected you for the Stylish Blog Award! said...

Thank you ThaiHoa- that is so sweet of you! I'd like to do a guest post with you soon- i have an idea i'd like to talk to ya about! Thanks- kelli

Felicia said...

Awesome ideas! I need to put some of our foam shapes to work for us!