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Math games are a perfect way to reinforce and extend the skills your child has learned at school— they are fun, engaging, and enable you to see how your child is progressing. Games allow children to experience success, enjoyment, active involvement, and gain confidence in their mathematical abilities. Not only are games motivating, but they help develop positive attitudes toward math, as they are low-stakes and reduce the fear of failure. Furthermore, games give kids opportunities to explore math concepts as well as deepen their understanding— seeing patterns, relationships, and strategies.

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Search a list of recommended games. I have purposely selected ones I feel are especially effective for teaching math concepts and sparking kids’ interest. And, I am continually seeking out new game ideas and products that will bring out your child’s playfulness and encourage strategic thinking.

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Calculate area and perimeter in an effort to get the largest number! Not only will this game help solidify the different calculations for area and perimeter, but it will also provide extra practice with multiplication facts and multi-digit addition…

Requiring only paper and pencils, this game is a fun way to practice addition and subtraction facts while incorporating some strategic thinking…

This card game is similar to the many versions of Top-It or War, in that the winner of each round collects the cards. Here, though, you have a target number with which to compare the fractions…

This game gives older students the opportunity to work with negative numbers. Since it is possible for the differences to go into negative numbers, it is best to play this only if that has been introduced to students already. If negative numbers are relatively new for your child…

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Importance of Math Games

  Math games are not just fun to play, they can also be a highly effective way to help your child, with a long list of benefits. Kids respond to learning when engaged, challenged, and enjoying their tasks. There is quite a difference when kids are active participants!...

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Why Do Teachers Use Manipulatives To Teach Math?

As parents, you may have noticed less emphasis on algorithms and memorization in mathematics and more emphasis on "sense-making" since the time when we were kids in elementary school. A big piece of this process is using manipulatives-- toys that are used as teaching...

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Why Use Children’s Literature to Teach Mathematics?

Children love stories. Parents and teachers can take advantage of this by using literature as a vehicle for teaching math and consolidating understanding. Children's literature can highlight concepts, act as a springboard to new math learning, stimulate discussion, or...

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