Race Car Math: Counting and Number Recognition Activity for Preschoolers – Frugal Fun For BoysPosted: May 16, 2014
This was fun! I’m a fan of the blog Frugal Fun for Boys and knew I had to try their race car math. This was a very involved activity for my group and we did a scaled-down version of the activity in which each kid got two cars assigned by me and let them roll down my cardboard ramp onto the floor to see how far they would go. We measured some times but not all as there was as much learning going on in the standing-in-line and taking turns department as in math.
Ideally, have two cars of the same color if children have difficulty remembering which number car they we assigned.
Two cars per child
masking tape and permanent marker for race numbers
squares of paper for drawing numbers
Ramp: cardboard or PVC tubing
Clipboard, paper and pencil