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Learning multiplication and division can be quite difficult for kids, wonda makes it as easy as spinning circles.
Learning multiplication and division can be quite difficult for kids, wonda makes it as easy as spinning circles.
58 backers pledged CA$ 2,571 to help bring this project to life.

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Good news: the campaign over 100% funded and there is a stretch goal!

$3000 - this will allow me send stickers with every reward.

wonda is a math toy that improves memory recall for math process like multiplication and division. It is effective as an in-class teaching resource and as a practice tool outside the classroom.

Kids can practice with it even right before bed!

The top, middle and bottom pieces are designed to be assembled over each other and rotate very easily. There are labels that contain the numbers which are on the bottom piece.

Rotating the top piece selects a multiplier for the number and rotating the middle piece reveals the product. This process helps the child to 'guess' what the answer would be before revealing it.

This means every time a child learns the multiples for a new number, the difficulty level can change. Older numbers can be revisited.

Many pupils find math difficult to learn, and need to practice recall of concepts already taught in class.  

Kids like to play, so I thought to myself: how could I make math more playful?

Many prototypes were tested with parents and teachers across Ontario, receiving rich feedback each time.

Chuma holds a Product Design degree from McMaster University and works as a Design Analyst for the Government of Canada. He writes actively about design and technology on his blog and publishes a monthly newsletter

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Read more about the project's inspiration and process here

Special thanks to beta testers: Liam Davidson, Kathryn Burke, Tosin Adesanya-Olaleye, Iyanu Akinrinnola, Angela Reyes, Yvonne Maidment and especially Ashley Okwuosa.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is the time it will take to manufacture the final product. I will be producing the toys using Urethane Casting which is a very manual process. Without paid staff, I will rely on the help of friends and colleagues to help me complete the work.

To mitigate this, I have set limits on the high rewards and will stock enough urethane resin two months in advance on the ship date.

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    Your name will be on the wonda website once the campaign is completed, you will also receive updates. Thank you for supporting the project!

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    You will receive the files for the toy so you can make one for yourself. Just send it to a 3D printer or CNC mill near you and you've made a wonda!

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    You will receive a wonda toy! Each toy will have the name of the kid written behind it. The number chosen for the toy will be of your choice, to be selected after the campaign.

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    • wonda - mid
    • wonda - base
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    You will receive a wonda toy! The number chosen for the toy will be of your choice, to be selected after the campaign.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    User

    You will receive a set for three numbers! The numbers chosen for the set will be any three of your choice, to be selected after the campaign.

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    Super User

    You will receive a complete set for numbers 2-12! This is a beautiful gift for any child to have to learn math, you can return to any one at any time.

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Funding period

- (30 days)