Do your kids need help learning maths and times tables?
This is a short little review about a pair of gloves I was sent a while back for Caroline to try out. It’s getting to gloves time of year again and since everyone knows I love encouraging families outdoors, these are great for any wildlings who might benefit from some extra maths support while enjoying some outdoor learning (without realising).
Gloves for Maths
At first I was bemused – gloves to help with maths?! I wasn’t hot at maths at school and it’s taken me half a lifetime for any times table learning to sink in! Anything that helps with maths has to be a good thing in my book. But gloves with numbered fingers?
COGS stands for Counting On Gloves and it turns out they are quite clever. They could really help children learn about numbers and times tables and would be useful for home school and home educated kids too.
Numbers at Your Fingertips
Each finger is numbered to help children learn maths without realising. For beginners and younger children the fingers are simply numbered one to ten, then there are gloves for the basic times tables, 2, 5 and 10, supporting the Key Stage 1 Curriculum.
Made from acrylic, polyester-elastane they are machine washable at 30 degrees.
Choice of Colours
In a choice of four colours, blue, grey, pink and red, COGS are a one size fits all glove.
How did those little hands get so big from the ones we’ve got imprinted in clay when she was tiny?! But yes, one size really does fit all.
How to Buy COGS
Counting Gloves cost from £2.95 for a single pair to £19.95 for a set of 10 (1-10 times tables) with packs of varying size in between for the Key Stages.
To buy a pair (or few) of COGS Counting on Gloves check out the COGS website.
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NB Kids of the Wild received a pair of COGS gloves for the purposes of review. All views and observations are my own (and Caroline’s, aged 9).