Since Cole missed school all last week, he has had lots of work to catch up on. He's almost completely caught up now. He had a big project that was due last week...Friday I think, but he'll be turning it in tomorrow....today, depending on when you read this. (Tuesday) He was suppose to design a game board having to do with a subject in school. His favorite subject is math so that is what he went with. We sat down tonight and worked together on it so it wouldn't be turned in too late. I already had plain white pizza boxes that I bought years ago so we used one for his game box. Cole wanted the game board itself to somewhat resemble a monopoly board, but not be exactly the same. The white foam core board has ghost lines on it so it made it easy to grid it out how he wanted. He chose the colors he wanted to use to color the strips and then painted wooden disks the same colors for the playing pieces. He used my quickutz to cut out the word "trapped" and glued it to the middle of the board. He used the Khaki font with the shadow. He totally knew exactly how he wanted the game to play. When I made suggestions, he would say "no...I want to do it this way." Who am I to argue? His rules were just fine the way they were.
Each player rolls the dice and they move to the number they roll. They have to do the multiplication or division problem on the space they land on. They have scratch paper included to work out the problem. Other players have to check their work to make sure it's correct. (that way everyone is doing more math) If you land on a "trapped" spot, you lose a turn. The first one to reach the end wins.
He has to get up in class and tell about his game, then all the students get to play it. They rotate stations to play other kids game boards. I think they will have fun with it. I would totally feel guilty for helping him if he didn't already know exactly what he wanted. Before we even sat down, he had the name of the game picked out, the rules all laid out and the board design. It doesn't hurt that his mom has fun creative resources on hand for him to use. :o) He is really proud of it and I know he's going to want to play it at home after he gets done with it at school.