All in all, my kids would just assume skipping practicing math facts. We play games and make it fun (half the time they don’t know they are practicing) but sometimes just writing down the facts is just necessary.
And sometimes I can make that a little more fun.
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Dry Erase Addition Boards
I needed a way to get my kids practicing math this summer and I knew dry erase markers would help. They love any excuse to play with those markers.
So addition wipe off cards seemed to be the perfect answer! Just write the answer, wipe it off, and it’s ready to go for next time.
How to Set Up the Beach Addition Dry Erase Cards
These need to be laminated or put in sheet protectors to work with dry erase markers. I prefer lamination because it’s easier to write on (in my opinion). But sheet protectors are reuseable.
Just print these out (regular paper should be fine) and laminate the whole page. Cut the cards out individually and you’re good to go.
I’ve had luck with every dry erase marker I’ve tried, but red ones do tend to leave more of a film after. That’s true of dry erase boards as well though. Wiping them off soon after use is the best bet for longevity.
How to Use the Beach Wipe Off Addition Cards
We use these for independent math work. I can leave them out or “assign” them and Logi-Bear can work through them independently.
You might have to explain how to use cards like this the first time. However, they’re fairly intuitive.
I tell them to count all the same items and write those numbers down on the left hand side. Then count how many items there are altogether and that’s the total.