Math-U-See Number Stamp Printable
Gabe jumped into school a wee bit earlier than his siblings. And I find that this means he can’t always do all the things that he wants to do.
But his mind wants to.
As I surveyed next year’s math . . . I questioned whether we should continue our current course. It would require a lot of handwriting. While I want Gabe to know how to write his numbers, I don’t want to hold him back from learning new math concepts just because he struggles with the fine motor skills to write the number answers.
As I shared this with the Math-U-See representative, she gave me a genius idea – allow him to stamp the correct answer.
Benefits of Using Number Stamps
And you know what I am finding?
- Number stamping has increased his learning and speed at which he completes his work.
- It has sparked a desire in him to truly master writing his numbers.
- It has allowed him to work independently, just like his big brothers.
- He has shown increased confidence.
- Teaches him that everything has a place.
Keeping Number Stamps Organized
Perhaps I am OCD, but I created an organized surface for Gabe to place his stamps after he used a number stamp. This eliminates ink from getting all over his desk, and if the document is laminated, the ink wipes off.
I keep Gabe’s Number Stamps on a tray – basically because this way the stamps don’t have to be put away in a traditional . . . bag or box. And it makes it easy for us to move his math, say to the kitchen table, if need be.
- The number stamps we use are from Michaels. But Amazon has a similar set of stamps that I am pretty sure would work called Copperplate Number Stamps by Hero Art (affiliate link).
- Ink Stamps (our are from an Ed Emberley drawing set)
- We have had the trays forever. I LOVE our trays. I found those at Oriental Trading.
While I created this document to be used with Math-U-See Primer and Alpha curriculum, it certainly has other applications.