Carlito C. Caterpillar's Math House Games is a set of 8" x 4" cards -- thirty of them -- on a ring. Twenty of the cards have math games, with a version of the same concept on each side. That means there are forty math games in all.
The games are split into three stages:
- Quantity (Steps 1-10)
- Numeration (Steps 11-14)
- Operations (Steps 15-20)
The cards contain the instructions for playing the games, and a list of "stuff" you will need. That stuff might include socks, fruit, chickpeas, notepaper.... or it might include the special manipulatives that you can download.
I was disappointed that the link to the downloads was incorrect. However, it was pretty easy to find on the website. From the home page, you click through to downloads, and scrolling down to the manipulative pages, which are available as pdf files by stage.
The first cards are introductory in nature, talking about the myths about teaching math to young kids, for instance. I disagreed with a couple points made, but overall, I thought this was an excellent discussion, particularly good for parents who are just starting off with their oldest child.
Trina and I are having a lot of fun with these games, and I will continue to use these for a lot of her kindergarten math. I don't tend to believe in "formal" math at this age anyway, and I am impressed with the approach used here.
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I would use this with my 6 year old son.
This would be great to have!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
I'd use this with Lauren. Or better yet, I'd enlist an older sibling to do it with her.
What a neat product! It sounds like a great hands-on way to teach math.
My 7 and 12 year olds might play this together.
I'd definitely be using this with my K/1st grader and my 2nd grader who needs help with math.
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Samantha would be the user. Like Cristi I would enlist helpers to play the games with her.
My 6-year-old would be the primary user, though I can see the older kids benefiting at well. Math is a special challenge in our house. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would use this with my Kindergartener Levi!
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This looks like something I could use with my 6-year-old!
I would love to use this with my 7 year old math lover. :)
Would love this for my 7 and 6 year olds.
i would use these with my sweet lo.. she is just starting to get math concepts and these would be great tools@
We desperately need math for my youngest. This would be great!
Would love it for my daughter
I'd use it for my son
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This would eventually be used wiht both of my boys as we begin our journey in homeschooling.
My kids are in 2nd and 3rd grade. They are required to study math at least 10 minutes every day. We really struggle with finding ways to keep it interesting. This would really stir things up a bit!
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My son would use this. submitaforward @ yahoo.com
I would use this with both of my sons!
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My son would use this. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net
I have three boys under 5, so this would get a lot of use at our house!
I would use this on my adopted kids, grandkids and foster kids
I have 4 little granddaughters who could use this
My granddaughter would use this.
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my son would use it
My 5 and 9 year olds would use this. Thanks for the giveaway.
My daughter would use it
I would like to use this with my son who is in Pre-K this year.
My husband teaches first grade - he could use this with his students!
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my grandaughter would like this
I would use this with my two young school kids! :-)
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