## Tuesday, January 22, 2013

### Math Play: Princess Addition

My Kindergartner has just started learning about addition and subtraction.

I wanted to do something at home that would be fun and would also reinforce what she is learning in school.

So, I took one of her favorite things, princesses, and turned it into a math game.

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To create the game, I took a piece of pink paper and a black marker. I drew two tiaras with a plus sign in between. Underneath, I drew boxes for writing the numbers.

I then laminated the paper so that we could use a dry-erase marker. (This is the laminator I use.) It was a very simple set up for a game that has been played with again and again.

To play, I write an addition problem below the tiaras.

Lizzie then uses the correct number of beads to decorate her tiara.

She then counts to find her correct answer. Easy and fun!

So far our simple addition game has gotten high marks from Lizzie. It's fun, she's learning, and enjoying the challenge. In fact, she told me that I was giving her too easy of problems and she wanted harder ones. Score! I love that my girl likes to be challenged!

What are your kids learning in school now? What do you do at home to try and reinforce their learning?

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#### 3 comments:

1. Brilliant idea this really transforms arithmetic into something creative and fun. This idea is affordable, educational and above all fun for kids!

Thanks for sharing!

2. Oh this is so pretty! My girls would love it!

Just thought you'd like to know I've featured it on The Sunday Showcase: http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/02/02/the-sunday-showcase-maths-activities.html

3. Thank you so much for sharing on our After School Party, my daughter is now in love with your princess game! We've featured in on our Math Games at home post http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/02/budget-friendly-math-games-for-home.html?showComment=1359945394766#c2999108826448958169

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