Thursday, November 12, 2009

“Funny Bug”

How awesome for kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders to work on their math skills by creating silly pictures!!!!!!!!

That is what “Funny Bug” is all about. This week, our kinder – 2nd did just that…“Funny Bug” is a math activity from KidzMath’s series. The players create a funny bug picture by rolling two dice, adding the two numbers, and drawing the body part for that number on the their funny bug. The thing is, the body parts can be drawn any where on the body.

The math skills that they learned were all centered on how to count from 1 to 12. By using dice, the youth in the ASA learned to add numbers (for example, 3 + 3 = 6). Some of the beginners had to count the dots on the dice to add the numbers.

Social skills were learned too. While playing the game the youth in the ASA learned to consider all the ideas
before making a decision
and how to be respectful of one another’s drawings.
Creating pictures, silly pictures by using math, it does not get any better than this...


Janet Morrison

Awww! What a great post! I love that idea of Funny Bug! Such a cool way to learn math facts.

Great pictures!