Okay, the long awaited rag quilted numbers with a Touch Math inspired twist are finally finished. Since the crafty part of this manipulative is relatively easy and has been demonstrated numerous times by those much more qualified than I, I’ll leave you with a link to Jessica over at Happy Together. She’s written a fabulous tutorial on creating rag letter and even provided templates for the upper AND lowercase alphabet.
And now on to the numbers and their Touch Math-y twist.
Here’s a picture of the rag quilted numerals 0-9.
After you’ve rag quilted the numbers, given them a whirl in the washer and dryer, and in my case then a little bit of iron action, you’re ready to make circles.
Yes, I said circles. You will need to make quilted circles (I made the circles by cutting around a quarter) using the left over materials (quilt sandwich leftovers) that the numbers were made from. I then stitched a triangle at the center of each.
For the numerals 1-5 need the number of circles to represent each number, ie; 1 circle for the number 1, 2 for the number 2 . . .
Once you’ve stitched the circles add Velcro so the circles can be easily attached or detached by the child. Cut one loop and one hook piece from Velcro and attach to the correct place on each numeral and the back of the circle.
Here is a close up of the numerals 1-5 so you can see the circle placement.