Children will have fun learning simple arithmetic with these LARGE 8.5 x 11" monkey calculators. Choose the Monkey MULTIPLIER for help with multiplying. Then slide the monkey's feet so his toes point to the numbers you want to multiply and the correct answer will appear in the ring between the monkey's hands!
This unique way to practice and check basic math facts will be a hit for kinesthetic and tactile learners! Each one features a plastic board (8.5" x 11.25") with a design that looks like a blackboard, with a series of white numbers arranged in a triangular pattern. In front of the blackboard is a three-dimensional monkey with hinged arms and legs. The monkey's feet rest on the numbers 0-12 or 1-12 and his hands hold a ring that is positioned in front of the blackboard. Move the monkey's toes to point to two numbers at the bottom of the board, and the ring held in his hands will highlight the answer to the math problem. For example, if you position the monkey's feet over the 3 and the 10 on the Monkey Multiplier, then the number "30" displays in the ring in the monkey's hands. The only quirk is that the monkey's toes need to point to two different numbers, so you can't use these to multiply, add or subtract the same number from itself (like 12 x 12, 4-4 or 6+6). Each of the three "calculators" looks nearly identical, but with a different arrangement of numbers. These would be a lot of fun for children just learning their facts to work independently, since the self-check is built in. And there are no loose pieces or cards, so you can take these in the car too! - Jess