Magnet Math December 27, 2012 By Bekki Leave a Comment This content may contain affiliate links.Perfect storm: One asthmatic down with a respiratory infection + Just enough energy to have him bouncing off the walls + freezing cold weather= desperate mom looking for an activity to reduce some energy yet not aggravate his lungs. Drum roll… Introducing “Magnetic Math” Skills Exercised: addition hand eye coordination tally marks good sportsmanship self control Materials needed: One (or more) hyper, under -the-weather children one backyard filled with freezing cold weather one metal door one (or more) soft magnets post-its + sharpie Directions: Add at least 5 post-its to your metallic surface (I used a door) with varying number values. (I chose 1, 5, and 10) Have child stand a predetermined distance away from the door. Have Child toss (Not chuck) the magnet while trying to hit a number value. Have child use tally marks to keep track of their score. First child to a certain predetermined score wins! Variations: Vary the number values to reinforce whatever math facts the child is working on mastering. Do a subtraction game. Have the child start at 50 (or any other number) and subtract any number values they land on. They should have their final turn requiring them to land on a specific number to win! Sit Over the shoulder Blind fold Isn’t homeschooling wonderfully fun?