I lined a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers and wrote a math problem in the bottom of each one. The object was for him to bounce the ping pong ball into one of the muffin cups and then solve the math problem.
It was not as easy as it looked to bounce those ping pong balls into the muffin cups. It was hilarious and we both had fun! He playing and I watching. It turned into a good challenge for Mom too. Trying to capture pictures of a ping pong ball in flight was no easy task. The math was great, but it eventually became more about how many different ways could he bounce the ping pong balls into the tin than it was about the math problems. He tried bouncing it forcefully and gently, hi and low. He even tried ricochetting it off walls. There was problem solving going on in more than one sense of the word.
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