Whether you homeschool or mainstream school these math games are sure to get your kids to enjoy learning! We have been incorporating more games into our own learning at home and the transformations we have seen, especially with concepts one of our kids is struggling with, has been AMAZING! We found the majority of parents agree on these 10 games to get your kids to enjoy math.
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10. Math Dice
Awesome competitive math game for older kids as it requires addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and powers.
Creativity and math: Two things that couldn’t possible have anything less to do with each other. Right?
With Math Dice, young mathematicians discover the amazing flexibility of math as they creatively combine numbers to solve for random target numbers.
Start by rolling the two twelve-sided dice. Multiply the results and that’s your target number. – “We rolled a 7 and a 4! The target number is 28!”
Now, roll the three six-sided dice – “A two, a 6, and a 5!” – Immediately kids blast off into an intense equation-building race!
“(2+3) x 5 = 25!”
“2 x 3 x 5 = 30!”
“25 – 3 = 29!”
“(5 – 2)3 = 27!”
“52 + 3 = 28!”
The first player to combine the three scoring dice using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and/or powers to perfectly match or come the closest to the target number WINS!
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8. Sum Swamp
7. I Sea 10!
For mathematicians both young and old, Mobi is a breath of fresh air.
Each player collects seven blue number tiles and then, at the shout of “GO!”, the game begins.
Flip all yoru tiles over and think fast – Using the white math symbol tiles, it’s up to you to try and connect all of your numbers into a crossword-style math equation grid:
1 .+. 5 .=. 2 .+. 4
Once you’ve used all your number tiles, yell “FLIP!” and everyone, whether they’re ready or not, has to pick up three more number tiles.
Can’t figure out how to use one of your tiles? – Just say “SWAP!” and you can switch it out for two new ones.
The game keeps going and the numbers keep crunching until finally the number pile is all used up. Then – The first player to connect all of his or her numbers wins!
Keep the fun going, if you’d like to purchase this game, you can follow the link HERE
I stumbled across this one by accident when I was wandering aimlessly around the Educents website. I’m glad I did! This game is fun and is right up my sons alley with the ninjas and dragons!
The Golden Dragon has been uncovered and you must seize it!
Will it be easy? A Ninja’s work is never easy.
But – your Ninja mind is sharp, and lithe, and altogether good enough to prevail and learn the math of a Master Number Ninja.
Roll 2 dice, solve the equation, and travel through four distinct areas to reach the Golden Dragon first! Each location has its own unique challenge.
- A bamboo forest
- An ancient village
- The cave of elders
- A koi pond
Along the way, the skill level of each player determines the set of dice each Ninja player will use. Beginner Ninja players use dice featuring addition and subtraction; advanced Ninjas use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division dice.
- A mathematics game that is more stealth than traditional flashcards
- Conquer Ninja Challenges, unlock the Golden Dragon, and master Math!
- Improve recall of Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division facts
- A mathematics game in a fun format
- Ideal as a home or classroom game
- High interest graphics
- Quality construction
- Includes: 3 Ninja Recruit Dice, 3 Ninja Master Dice, Game Board, 4 Ninja Pawns, 12 Quest Items, 3 Traps, 80 Ninja Challenge Cards, the Golden Dragon
You can find this game HERE on Educents.com
4. Money Bags
Money Bags is a fun, engaging game that helps children as young as 7 learn all about money, counting and more.
Players race around the board, exchanging money as they try to reach the finish. The game uses life-like play money, so kids will practice counting bills, combining different combinations of coins, and more. They’ll think they’re just having fun. .. parents and teachers will know they’re actually learning!
You can find Money Bags HERE on Amazon.com
A fun Monopoly-ish game. Wash the car to earn $1.30…but forget your homework and lose a turn! Players race around the game board doing chores to earn their allowance…then save it or spend it on things they want. And, as children play, they learn to make change, handle money and more!
You can find the Allowance Game HERE on Amazon.com
2. Prime Climb
I will admit that we have yet to try this one ourselves, but I have heard such amazing things about it, we will be purchasing it ourselves, VERY soon! This game was created by mathematicians who are also educators and was created using an intriguing color coded design that is meant to help players to learn. Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first to land both pawns on 101 wins the game!
You can find it HERE on Amazon.com
Now, this is NOT a board game but is an online computer game that both my 10 and 13 year olds LOVE! It’s FREE to sign up and definitely worth a look at. Kids get to navigate through a magical world fighting enemies by answering level appropriate math equations. Perfect for kids in grades 1st through 8th! AND IT’S FREE!!!!!!!
Join the fun HERE!
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