Stoke Your Child’s Interest and Competitive Fire

Motivate and Build Confidence

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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I LOVE these cards, and I use them on a daily basis in my third grade class the entire second half of the year (after they have learned multiplication and division). Each card in the set has four numbers on it; you must use all four numbers to make the number 24…

This is a great game that I really enjoyed playing as a kid. It is simple enough that younger kids can play it, but has enough strategy and combinations to keep older kids interested…


This is a fun, fast-paced game that can be played with any number of players (and even as an individual). The object of the game is to have the most “sets” at the end of the game…

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