Activity for ages 4 to 8.

Learning math facts takes plenty of practice so why not make all of that work fun for kids?! With just a paper plate, some clothespins and a marker, you can create a low prep, hands-on **math fact game **that serious fun.

It’s the perfect addition to our popular subtraction and addition write and wipe cards!

## Making the Game Pieces

My 4.5 year old has been obsessed with practicing addition and subtraction facts lately so when I ran across some number and letter match up cards on Pinterest, I knew instantly that I HAD to turn it into a math fact game.

To make the playing pieces, I grabbed a simple paper plate, some medium sized clothespins and a fine tip Sharpie. Since I wanted my son to practice addition facts with smaller sums, I wrote the numbers 1 to 6 around the edge of a paper plate. These would be the answers to his clothespin addition problems. {You could easily adjust this activity to practice larger sums, subtraction, multiplication or even division! Just write the answers you want kids to practice around the edge of the plate.}

Then I wrote one addition problem on each clothespin. There are plenty of number combinations I could use for each sum. For instance, he could get to the number three by solving 3+0, 0+3, 2+1, and 1+2.

With my paper plate and clothespins complete, I invited my son to join me.

## Playing the Math Fact Game

Math Fact Match Up was so easy for my son to pick up. He picked up one clothespin at a time and read the addition fact out loud.

Then he solved it and clipped the clothespin to the right spot on the plate.

Even though we used the game for addition facts, it could easily be tweaked to work on subtraction, multiplication… even division!

## Find More

For more math fact fun, grab our subtraction write and wipe cards! There’s an addition pack too!

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I can remember this approach with some teachers in elementary school. Not only for math, but grammar and science. The visual element made such a huge impact on how I was able to learn. Love this idea!

Using it for science and grammar is brilliant, Eli!! You’re right. There are so many great ways to adjust this activity and work on different skills. 🙂

Love this idea!! Practice math facts and tune those fine motor skills!! Perfect!!