Monster Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple math – counting, number writing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of monster you will draw.
My son loves to draw. He also enjoys building, crafting and even writing. However math isn’t currently his strong suit. I invented this game for him, so that he could practice numbers and counting while doing what he likes most.
Monster Math is a way to combine some elementary math with making art. It is perfect for kids who like to draw – and also for kids who like to giggle (don’t they all?). The game will challenge them to create some fantastical monsters! Some monsters will have five legs, others will be left with only one leg, and there will be monsters with no legs at all. The die determines how many and challenges children’s imagination, while sneaking in some counting, number writing and recognition.
How to Play Monster Math
To play the game, you’ll need a die and a Monster Drawing table.
Actually, the template includes two dies. The one with monster eyes is good for counting practice, and the one with numbers is better for number recognition. Our six-sided die has numbers up to 5 as well as 0. After all, it’s fun to make a monster without any legs! And not every monster needs teeth.
Roll a die and write the numbers in the columns of the table.
Now, draw the monster! Our first monster was supposed to have four arms, two legs, one eye, one tooth and five spikes. Here is the finished creature!
The next monster has different numbers, and so the result is also different.
Now, what monsters will you draw?
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