I told The Artist about a week or so ago that I would take her out to eat, at a restaurant of her choice, when she has all of her multiplication tables, up to 12, memorized. That means she needs to get 100% correct on a timed test.
I had no idea what kind of motivation that would be! She is a hard worker anyway, but now she is spending every spare moment studying. And she is using every spare moment of mine to quiz her, check more worksheet pages, and do flashcards. She just completed an entire multiplication book. Oh, my!! Maybe I should offer rewards more often??
But, no, that is what makes it so special.
The Nature Man gets the same reward for his addition/ subtraction...yet he isn't quite so motivated. Maybe if I offered to get him a snake?? ;-) Just kidding.