When you think of math do you think of a light-hearted fairy tale?
No? Then come and meet some of the delightful characters who live in Arithmetic Village.
Polly Plus collects jewels slowly and methodically, Linus Minus is carefree and loses his. Tina Times and King David Divide… well you’ll see.
The first book offers the overview of the math concepts. These are then demonstrated through the lives of each character. The books are designed to be supported by a manipulative kit [homemade: see video below] with 100 jewels, 10 golden bags, and a treasure chest…
— Kimberly Moore
Proposal: Arithmetic Village
My fantasy-loving daughter Kitten would have been thrilled with this math program when she was little, just as this 6yo girl was. But it’s not just for girls — here is a thorough review by a homeschool mom of two boys.
How to Enter the Giveaway
Update: The giveaway is closed, and the winner is announced below.
Do you have children in preschool to first grade? Even if you live outside the U.S., feel free to enter! Kim says she would be happy to ship internationally.
You have two ways to enter the contest:
- Scroll down and leave a comment on this post answering the question:
What is your favorite math activity for young children?
- Post about the contest on your own blog (or on a homeschooling or parenting forum, if you don’t have a blog), and then come here and add a comment with the link to your post.
You may do both, to double your chances — but please make sure your link is in a separate comment from your answer to the question, or I may forget to count it separately.
I will accept entries for nearly two weeks: through Sunday, July 17. After that, I will count up all the entries (numbered in order of their appearance in the comment section) and go to random.org to generate the winning number. I will email the winner to get your address, which I’ll then pass on to Kimberly so she can send you your books.
…And the Winner Is…
Wow! 37 comments, and so many great ideas for playing math with little ones: baking, folding laundry, real-life counting (in multiple languages), abacus, looking for patterns, counting coins and shopping, graphing, and games. Thank you all for sharing!