Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fun Fractions (a giveaway)

In the late afternoon our dining room table provides the best spot for photographing items for my blog. It's not the best of the dining tables out there but since it's covered with junk so often, people can't usually see the fake wood surface. Today I took advantage of some unclaimed space and snapped some pictures of something fun I get to give away! Yeah!

A while back I had the opportunity to chose something from the CSN website to review. I decided that the Piece of Pizza Fractions was the perfect item for our family for a few reasons.

1) It's food. My kids love to play with their pretend food and fight over the one toy pizza we have.

2) There were three pizzas (remember that fighting???)

3) It's educational. Sam likes math and is always asking questions about it so being able to learn fractions in this way makes perfect sense!

When they opened the box they gasped. Yes, gasped. I told you it was a perfect fit! Within seconds they went into restaurant mode and were serving up slices of our favorite pizza. They aren't in the picture but there is also a delivery box, a pizza server, and a pizza cutter that comes with the set.
I was most impressed with the heaviness of the product. There will be NO bending of these pizza slices! The only disappointing thing (to me, not to the kids) was the size of the pizzas. I would have liked them to be a little bigger so the slices themselves could have been bigger (less chance of losing them). In reality any bigger and they wouldn't fit in the play kitchen we have so overall this product gets an "A" from this family of pizza lovers!

And now for the fun part...if you would like to win one of these for your family this is your chance!

Leave a separate comment for each entry up until 9pm next Saturday, June 19th, and I will announce the winner the next day.

How to earn an entry:

1) become a follower of my blog
2) follow me on twitter
3) tweet about the giveaway
4) blog about the contest being sure to link to this post
5) leave a comment telling me how you make math fun at your house

Disclaimer: This product was given to me by CSN Stores for me to review. The prize will be paid for and sent directly to the winner by the fine folks at CSN Stores.


Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom June 12, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

What a wonderful toy! :-)

Stacey June 12, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

I am now following your blog. :) I WANT that toy! I am in the midst of teaching fractions and really, it's fun, but that would make it ROCK!

Megan June 12, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

I just followed you on Twitter!

Megan June 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

And I tweeted the contest here:

Stacey June 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

I linked back to you from my blog.

Stacey June 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

I tweeted about you.

Stacey June 12, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

One of the best ways we have to make math fun is School House ROCK! And besides that, Daddy, the "math teacher" writes "MATH IS FUN!" at the top of every page he does with the kids... it's cute!

Kathy June 12, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

twitter follower :-)

Kathy June 12, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

We use marshmallows to make math fun. Subtraction is FAR more enjoyable than addition :-)

Stephanie June 13, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

I follow your blog.

Gretta June 13, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

I am a follower of your blog!

bamagv at aol dot com

Gretta June 13, 2010 at 1:48 PM  

We use math counters to help make math more visually understandable and more fun.

bamagv at aol dot com

Stacey June 13, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

Oh and I follow you on twitter! ;)

Jessica June 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM  

Oh my goodness, I love this idea!! If I don't win one, I think I'll try to make one (although it won't be as durable and fun as this one is, for sure!!) SO FUN!

darcie June 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

I follow your blog!

darcie June 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

I'm a twitter follower!

gbmom2407 June 16, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

I follow you, have for quite a while.

gbmom2407 June 16, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

We play Hi Ho Cherry Oh! they count EVERYTHING they are given, they play hide-and-seek, we like to use dominoes a lot to add and subtract.

Melissa June 29, 2010 at 8:41 PM  

How fun - pizza and fractions. I actually worked for this company - Learning Resources for 5 1/2 years. I used to get an awesome discount and I think my nieces/nephew had every product they made at the time. Good quality and education at the same time. Glad the kids are enjoying it.

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