Stoke Your Child’s Interest and Competitive Fire

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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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This card game offers engaging multi-digit multiplication practice. As an added bonus, it requires some thinking about place value, as players aim to create the largest possible product…

Math Twister uses the classic game Twister to incorporate movement and practice with math facts—a great combination! With just the game and some post-its, your child can build their fact fluency with all four operations…

For those of you who have already played regular Boggle, learning this game will be easy! This card game is good practice for math facts, whether your child is working on addition and subtraction or multiplication and division. It also strengthens their ability to think flexibly, since they have to get creative with the Boggle board.

This simple card game serves as good practice with ways to make 10, and another way to learn those math facts. Kids looking for a challenge can try making 20 using three addends…

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