My kids love drawing on our sliding doors so recently we decided to try some Maths on the sliding doors. For no real reason other than I like keeping their home learning activities varied and because I know how good it is for them to write on walls (the whole shoulder strengthening thing).
We tried a bunch of varied Maths activities. I wrote some sums on the sliding doors and left them for the kids to complete.
My youngest practiced his skip counting (counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s)
And he also created his own sums – I would give him a set of objects and then he had to create as many sums as he could based on the set – eg 10 snap cubes or 12 toy fishes – how many sums could he think of that will give us the 10 or 12 ?
My daughter has used it to write out her times tables and division sums as well as some column addition and subtraction.
It really could be anything.
But somehow just the simple act of writing the sums on the sliding doors as opposed to writing them on a boring piece of paper just made it FUN.
My kids definitely prefered sliding door Maths to their normal worksheet activities.
With all of the writing on windows / writing on sliding door activities we use our STABILO 3-in-1 pencils (wipes off the glass very easily). You can buy them on Amazon – STABILO Woody 3-in-1 Multi-Talented Pencils with Sharpener, assorted colours wallet 10
(Oh and just in case you like using laminated pages in your learning activities – these STABILO pencils are perfect for writing on them – they just wipe off afterwards )
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