Math is the Hellion’s favorite subject. Unfortunately he loathes workbooks for this subject. This makes teaching him a PITA! It also means getting very creative. So, after doing some intense research (read, looked for about 10 min and then gave up) I decided to come up with some of my own activities and games. The Hellion’s favorite sport is baseball. I found a baseball multiplication game, but nothing to do with adding. So I made my own. No comments from the peanut gallery on my lack of artistic ability.
I was purple, H was green.
The rules are pretty simple, roll two die and add up the total. 5-6 is a single, 7-9 is a double, 10-11 is a triple and 12 is a homerun. If you roll a one or doubles it is an out. 3 outs or 10 batters and your turn is over. Move your players around the bases. Most runs wins. He ended up kicking my butt 19-14. I also decided that double 1’s would be a homerun next time we play.
Below is the scoring sheet I made to go along with my beautiful playing field (no snickering).