My daughter is struggling in math. And when I say “struggling,” I mean that she would rather gouge her eyes out than add 2+2. She hates math with a passion and I am on a constant hunt for ways to make it more tolerable… and even fun (although that may be asking too much.)
She goes through a bazillion sheets of paper a week drawing number lines to help with her homework.
I was sitting through yet another painful homework session and thought to myself, “Hey self, there should be a dry erase number line that she can reuse over and over again.”
And then I thought “Hey, I could create my own dry erase number line that she can reuse over and over again.”
And THEN I thought “Hey, I could design some cute math characters that I could add to a dry erase number line that she can reuse over and over again!”
And so I made one 🙂
My daughter absolutely LOVES the cute characters and can’t wait to start using it for her homework. I’m sure it won’t make her fall in love with math but I know that it will at least make her homework a little less painful 🙂
Here is the overall design I created:
And here is what it looks like on the dry erase boards. I made a set of 3 different colors because I’m not good at making decisions 🙂
I love art in any form but I’m especially fond of art that has a purpose (other than sitting on my wall looking pretty.) I’m excited that I was able to turn my silly little characters into a tool that has the potential to really help my daughter. Pretty fun! I can’t wait to make more!
I posted the number lines in my Zazzle shop in case anyone else is interested! http://bit.ly/1AZWxk1