I've always struggled with math homework as I tend to think playing a math game gives kids more practice, is more fun, and starts great family conversations. But kids don't always have the supplies needed at all times. This box guarantees that the things kids need to play the math games and teach them to their families are always handy. And it seems like it will be a great piece of family communication as parents learn some of the games we play at school.
The kids are as excited about these boxes as I am. They helped put them together and couldn't wait to take them home. Parents have also been very positive about the idea of this type of homework. And knowing that kids have these things at home, I imagine they'll do more math than they've done in the past.
It is a brilliant idea and the cost of putting it together was pretty minimal. (I kept my eye out for things like dice and decks of cards at the dollar store and on amazon over the summer.) As we learn new things, we'll add necessary supplies to the box--it will grow as the year goes on.
|One side is a Hundred Chart. The other side is a Multiplication Chart.|
|3 regular dice and 2 ten-sided dice (0-9)|
|These go home with these items as well as a few sets of game cards that students have made and stored in Ziploc bags.|