- an ice cube tray
- a permanent marker
- wooden craft shapes
How to Set It Up
- Write simple equations on one set of wooden craft shapes. These come in bags of various shapes at any craft store. We chose oval for equations and circles for the correct answers.
- Write the answers on the circles.
- Place the equations in the ice tray.
Time To Play
Be available to help, but let your child do as much as they can independently. The equations shouldn’t be overly challenging; I like putting one or two that aren’t sure things, but the rest should be review.
If your child is eager, mix the equations up, time them and repeat trying to beat the best time!
The second greatest thing about this is that you can keep adding new equations as your child masters the previous. Don’t throw them away, though – review them. The greatest thing is that with the limited number of spots, it won’t overwhelm your child. It will just be a cool way to practice math.