Almost every kid loves to eat, so when you combine yummy food with math, you get a yummy math lesson. This muffin tin math idea rocks! But I only used 'xiao man tou' biscuits instead of chocolate chips/raisins and only did up to number 6. Think it was more like an introduction to math and getting him interested in counting because he was showing signs of aversion to counting. I can't imagine him eating up to number 12! Sugar high!