Fancy Math Facts


Practice your math facts in style! Use recycled CD’s along with Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to create a spectacular classwork or homework helper.


1. Trace a recycled CD on a piece of Crayola® construction paper. Cut out the construction paper circle with Crayola® scissors. Use a Crayola® glue stick to attach the construction paper circle to the printed side of a recycled CD.

2. Trace a recycled CD on a piece of clear plastic adhesive. Cut out the clear plastic adhesive with scissors. Peel the backing off the clear plastic adhesive and place over the construction paper side of the recycled CD. Write your name or draw a picture on the covered construction paper side using Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons. Dry-Erase Crayons wipe off easily from clear plastic adhesive.

3. Measure and cut out 4 narrow strips of construction paper. Attach the narrow strips of construction paper in a "V" shape at the top and bottom of the shiny side of the recycled CD with a glue stick.

4. Use glitter glue to decorate the narrow strips. Allow to dry completely.

5. Use Dry-Erase Crayons to write math facts and the E-Z Erase Mitt to wipe off. Practice your math facts by writing a math sign in the top "V" area. Then write a number on each side and write the answer in the bottom "V" area. Change the math signs and numbers over and over again. Younger children can take the added step of drawing dots to help them figure out the answer.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Glitter Glue— WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Not for use on skin.

Adult Assistance is required for this arts & crafts project.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • Students can work in groups of two to create problems and have their partners solve them. Observe how they use teamwork and problem-solving skills to get their answers.
  • Teachers can read word problems aloud to the class while students write out the number sentence on their CD’s and solve the problem.
  • Assessment: Assess students’ understandings of mathematical concepts by changing a sign or numeral in a problem. Ask students to explain and demonstrate how this alters the solution.

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crayola supplies
  • Glue Sticks
  • Glitter Glue
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper
  • Dry-Erase Crayons
household supplies
  • clear plastic adhesive
  • recycled CD



  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6


  • Math
  • Visual Arts


  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students practice basic math facts using Crayola® Dry-Erase crayons and E-Z Erase Mitt. The ability to wipe off and repeat provides for easy repetition and interest.

  • Students can easily draw counters to represent the value of numbers to aid in solving simple addition and subtraction problems.


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