theMultiples Multiplication Fact Family Dishes
If you are fan of placemats featuring maps and presidents you will love these melamine dishes with times tables and funny characters on them. Each soft, watercolor style illustration is of a different animal character with a story you can read about on their website www.themultiples.com. In the center of the plate or bowl (or side of the tumbler) is the face of the character with the accompanying twelve multiplication facts. For example, "Bugsy Eight Hops" shows multiples of eight, Inspector Eleven shows multiples of eleven, etc. Around the rim, like the face of a clock, you see the multiples and groups of dots of that number. Around Duke Nine Bills you see 9, 18, 27, 36, etc with sets of 9 dots with each numeral. I like that you can be eating breakfast or lunch and casually talk about math!
Each bowl is 7.5" across with a nice wide rim and about 1.25" deep. Small plates are 6.5" across and about a half inch deep. Large plates are 9" round and .75" deep. Tumblers are 4.25" high, 2" across the bottom and 2.5" across the top. The Early Years Set has Professor One Hoot large plate, Porky Five Bellies tumbler, Madame Two Moos bowl & Goatee Ten Beards small plate. Middle Years Set has Sister Three Baas large plate, Duke Nine Bills bowl, Monsieur Six-y (a dog) tumbler & Bugsy Eight Hops small plate. Later Years Set includes Tiny Seven Squeeks large plate, Inspector Eleven (a cat) tumbler, Duke Nine Bills bowl & Lord Twelve Tales (a hare) small plate. The 12 pc 9" plate set includes one of each large plate. Dishwasher safe, not microwaveable, BPA free ~ Sara