The MATHnimals CONTEST starts today and runs until August 31st. So it's not too late to take part!

Create your own deck of MATHnimals cards to win amazing prizes. Here's how:

1. Gather your materials: Thick paper or cardboard (approx. 7x10 cm), pencils/markers (or pictures for cutting & pasting), and your creativity!

2. Design your cards: Make 44 cards featuring the 40 animals from the first 4 MATHnimals sets (10 per category: Farm Animals, African Mammals, Birds, Aquatic Animals - ACCORDING TO THE LIST AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST). On the other side, write numbers 0-10 (card 0 without an animal).

3. Play and learn: Use your cards to play SUMUP-TO-10 or SUMUP-TO-20 with your children – a fun way to practice math!

4. Submit your entry: Take a clear photo of all 44 cards (both sides) and email it to on or before August 31st. Include your last name, the first name(s) and age(s) of your child(ren), your postal address, and your email address in the email body.

Join and get a chance to win:
1st prize: 1 x PHP 10,000 (approx. $170)
2nd prize: 1x PHP 5,000 (approx. $85)
3rd prize: 1 x PHP 2,000 (approx. $35)

Contest runs from June 1st to August 31st. Invite your friends to take part in the competition. It is open to everyone with children, including preschools and kindergartens!

Have fun and good luck!

List of 40 SUMUP-MATHnimals

Horse (mammal)
Cow (mammal)
Pig (mammal)
Sheep (mammal)
Dog (mammal)
Cat (mammal)
Duck (bird)
Rabbit (mammal)
Chicken (bird)
Mouse (mammal)

Elephant (mammal)
Rhino (mammal)
Hippo (mammal)
Giraffe (mammal)
Gorilla (mammal)
Zebra (mammal)
Chimp (mammal)
Lion (mammal)
Hyena (mammal)
Dromedary (mammal)

Ostrich (bird)
Toucan (bird)
Penguin (bird)
Eagle (bird)
Owl (bird)
Flamingo (bird)
Sparrow (bird)
Parrot (bird)
Pelican (bird)
Vulture (bird)

Whale (mammal)
Crab (crustacean)
Shark (fish)
Walrus (mammal)
Octopus (mollusc)
Goldfish (fish)
Sea Lion (mammal)
Lobster (crustacean)
Dolphin (mammal)
Seahorse (fish)

4 x 0. NUMBER ZERO = No Animals


Picture: 13-month-old Scarlett checking if Lasha is a cat on SUMUP-MATHnimals card number 6 (

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