Robot Math is a printable game that challenges children to draw while working on simple geometry – shape drawing and recognition. Roll a die and see what kind of robot you will draw.
My son loves to draw, but math isn’t currently his strong suit. In order for him to practice numbers and counting while doing what he likes best, I created the Monster Math game. It challenged my son to draw monsters with a different number of eyes, limbs and teeth, based on different die rolls.
Robot Math is based on the same idea, but instead of numbers, children roll for shapes. The rolls define what shapes the robot’s head, body, eyes and limbs will be. The game encourages children to practice recognizing and drawing a variety of shapes in a creative manner. It will work well for preschool and kindergarten level math, but older children can have a good time, drawing robots as well!
How to Play Robot Math
First, you’ll need a shape die. You can print and glue together a die, based on our template. The shapes included are circle, rectangle, oval, triangle, semicircle, and trapezoid.
Next, print the Robot Math table. Use it for recording different shapes that will form the future robot. After that, draw the robot.
This is robot # 1. It is supposed to have a triangular head, an ovular body and trapezoid eyes. Its hands are semicircles, and its feet are rectangles. By the way, his name is BUD.
And this is robot # 2.
Encourage kids to give their robots buttons, antennae, and other details, even if there are no special die rolls for them!
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