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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY Multiplication Cubes: A Fun Way to Practice Math

DIY Multiplication Cubes because learning should be fun!
Multiplication Cubes
I am always looking for a fun way to practice math.  There are days that I feel like Legoman cannot sit through another round of multiplication flashcards.  I came up with this idea to practice his multiplication tables.  Legoman loves throwing around the large dice and at times forgets he his really practicing his multiplication facts.

Here is what you will need. 

Two empty cube tissue boxes
Wrapping paper or any paper of your choice
Printed numbers
Clear shelf paper (available at the Dollar Tree)
Glue stick

Here is how you assemble.

Wrap the box in wrapping paper and secure with tape.  Use your glue stick to attach numbers to the sides of cubes.  Wrap the boxes with the shelving paper.  The shelving paper helps keep the boxes nice as they can easily get torn from rolling them.

Let your child roll them.  Have them multiply the two numbers rolled.  This can also be used to practice addition or subtraction.  I use the same dice for Poppy Cat to practice number recognition.

Have fun, learning should be fun!


1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! My son loves to do multiplication and rolling dice will make it extra fun for him.