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Yellow Canoe Studio

Double Sided Math Ring with kit

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Make math learning fun with this double sided learning board!  It can grow with your child as they begin to grasp various math concepts over time.

The front side features numbers 0-9 with holes around it for pegs or marbles, and plenty of space in the inner and outer rings for adding salt or using a paintbrush to 'paint' water directly onto the cherry hardwood.

This product comes with a small pouch that includes: a wooden scoop, wooden ring, 10 pegs, 10 mini colored felt balls, paintbrush and a wooden stylus.  PLEAS NOTE: the small kit pieces are not intended for use with a child under 3 years old.

This learning tool can be used for so many things.  Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Number recognition.  Place a peg or marble next to a number and ask your child to either trace that number with the wooden stylus (try adding salt first into the inner circle) or paint it with water, or to count out that number of small objects (like small felt balls, for example).  Alternatively, as you say a number aloud, ask your child to place a peg or marble next to that number on the board.
  • Operations.  Choose which operation you'd like to focus on (multiplication, division, addition or subtraction).  Fill the inner and outer rings with salt.  Write a number in the inner circle using the wooden stylus.  Say out loud the operation as you follow the numbers around the circle.  Answers can be 'written' into the salt in the outer ring.  
  • Geometry.  Place all pegs into the holes around the circle.  Tie a string to the small wooden ring provided and place it around the 0 peg.  Starting at 0, skip count by 2s and loop the string around each peg as you go.  Using the same method, invite your child to make other shapes.  Try a star, pentagon, triangle, etc.
  • Fractions (using the backside of the board)  On an index card, write out a fraction up to 12/12.  Invite your child to show that fraction by 'painting' water onto the circle.  Try expanding it to equivalent fractions.  Example: "I see you've painted 4/12 that's great!  What is another equivalent fraction that you see represented here?"  (Answer: 1/3) 
  • Time.  Using number tiles from 1-12, build a clock with your child on the backside of the board.  Practice telling time by inviting them to use the paintbrush and some water to add the hour and minute hands.