Who says curriculum has to come from a book? One of my all-time favorite ways for kids to practice math facts comes from a toy – a learning toy – from Learning Wrap-ups. These wonderful little plastic sets resemble keys on a chain:
The goal is to wrap the string around one of the “keys” and to solve all of the problems printed on that key. Then, kids can check their answers on the flip side, by seeing if the pattern of their string matches the answer pattern printed on the back of that key. If you want to spice it up, or add an element of competition, you can add the audio (purchased separately), use a timer or stop-watch, or have kids compete against one another.
You can buy wraps at most major homeschool suppliers or look for them at the next convention or homeschool expo you attend. They’re portable and last a long time, making them well-worth the price. I like the math, but you can find wraps to drill geography, science and other subjects, too.