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Fun Math Games That Kids Will Love

Discovering ways to make math enjoyable and appealing can be difficult. Kids need to practice certain skills in math to become competent but doing repeated drills again and again isn’t much fun.

However, making math fun can be as straightforward as adding a few fun math games into your daily math routine. Math games can be used to introduce new concepts, practice math skills and consolidate math concepts.

Here are four different kinds of math games to consider using in your math program.

Math Board Games
Board games can be used to teach many different math skills. Commercial board games are available however these can be expensive and often one board game will only teach or practice one skill. Why not involve the children in creating math board games or look for ready made board games that can be printed from the internet?

Math Card Games
Math card games can be played with an ordinary deck of cards or with specifically designed cards. Simple match up games are easy to make with cards having an equation on one card and the answer on the matching card. This can be played like Memory or Concentration. Kids simply turn over 2 cards at a time and if they are a matching pair they get to keep the cards.

Pencil and Paper Games
Many games can be played with just a pencil and paper. Everyone knows the word game Hangman but not everyone is aware that Hangman can be played as a math game. Just select an equation and draw a dash for each of the numerals and signs in the equation, e.g. 24+18=42 would be recorded as eight dashes. Children then guess the signs and the numerals. Write the sign or numeral on the dash for each accurate guess and draw a piece of the hangman for each incorrect guess. If you don’t like the idea of drawing a hangman, just change it to something else and play ‘Racing Car’ or ‘Robot’ instead. Just choose the shape to be drawn before you start.

Tic Tac Toe can also be converted into a math game. Simply draw a tic tac toe grid by drawing two vertical lines crossing two horizontal lines. One player plays with odd numbers - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9; the other player uses even numbers - 2, 4, 6, 8 and 0 (which is neither odd nor even). Players take turns to write their numbers. Odd numbers start. Use each number only once. The first player to complete a line that adds up to 15 is the champion. The line can have both odd and even numbers.

Other Games
Lots of math games can be played with little or no equipment. Twenty Questions can be played with no equipment at all. One player thinks of a number within a set range, e.g. between 0 and 100. The other player/s asks questions about the number until they guess what the number is. Each question can only be answered with yes or no, e.g. Is it an odd number? Is it more than 50?

Tips for selecting Math Games
· Make sure that the instructions are simple and clear.
· Make sure that the game will challenge the ability level of the children without being so difficult that it will be frustrating.
· Ensure that everyone knows all of the rules.
· Include children in making and selecting the games to give them a sense of ownership of the games. Then they will be even more eager to play as they will consider it as ‘our game’ or ‘the game that we made’.
Let the children know why they are playing the game and what they can achieve by playing the game.

If you are looking for a way to really get kids interested in math, think games. A few fun math games might be all that you require to get kids actually enjoying math.

 

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