Back-to-School Giveaway!

August 18, 2012 | By Brent Almond | LESSONS LEARNED

Just in time for back to school — or, for my non-parent / math nerd readers — I’m giving away a pair of numerically awesome goodies! The prize includes magnetic numbers from Mudpuppy and a tin of Fox Run mini number cookie cutters.

The varnished wooden numbers (that come in this awesome storage carton) are exponentially cooler than your run-of-the-mill fridge magnets! They’re bright, bold and funky, and the 40-piece set includes numerals 0 to 9, plus symbols for adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and equaling. Among their many other gorgeous and creative products, Mudpuppy also makes a matching set of letter magnets.

I also own a tin of these cute-as-pie cookie cutters, and have put them to good use in many attempts to lure my toddler to eat. I haven’t yet used them to make cookies, (And really, who wants a cookie that small? Seems pointless.) but they’re great for using cheese to turn dinosaurs into cars or cars into racecars or whatever shapes these nuggets were supposed to originally be.

In any event, magnets + cookies x numbers = MATH FUN! And anything that helps make math less torturous is tops in my book.

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In the comments, share an idea for how you’d use the cookie cutters
Share a word or phrase you can spell upside down with numbers (like on a calculator).
Sorry, “BOOBIES” is already taken — see above.

EXTRA ENTRIES can be earned by posting/liking/sharing on Facebook or retweeting/favoriting/DM’ing on Twitter. I can’t make it any easier for you, sorry.

Winner chosen at random. Contest closes midnight (EST) on TUESDAY, AUGUST 22.

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5 responses to “Back-to-School Giveaway!”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Ok, those are psychotically small cookie cutters. I would definitely use them to decorate a baked good. Probably with colored sugar. Also, I’ve threatened to tattoo my 6 year old with my phone number so that people can call me every time she misbehaves. These might make a good stencil for that.

    • Brent M. Almond says:

      OMG – too funny. But she’d probably end up really digging the tattoo and that just opens up a whole ‘nother can of worms. 🙂

  2. Rochel S says:

    Not sure what I would use the cookie cutters for because they are so small and it would be alot of work to make cookies from that! But a word that you could spell with numbers is hEllo!

  3. Lisa says:

    We would totally use the cookie cutters for playdough.. Well as long as we are at someone elses house since I can’t stand playdough and Stone just wants to mash it into the carpet or eat it… We could also use them in the sand when we work on number recognition or maybe to number the brownies in powdered sugar so we can tell daddy just how many he has eaten! Wow there are a lot of ways they could be used! And you can type Bless in a caculator..

  4. Brent M. Almond says:

    Some great ideas on uses for the cookie cutters, and of course everyone else had nicer words to spell than me with the magnets. 🙂

    But congrats to LISA! You won the drawing for the magnetic numbers and cookie cutters! I

    And thanks as always to everyone for reading, commenting and sharing the blog!


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