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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

This card game is great for building your child’s strategic thinking skills and flexibility. Since much of it is based on luck of the draw, plans must change quickly if they want to win..

This simple card game challenges kids to add double digits using mental math, pushing them for both speed and accuracy. Ask your child about the strategies they are using in the game to add up the larger numbers…

This fast-paced card game tests your math facts and reflexes! It may seem simple, but with four different rules to keep track of as you play, things can get a bit tricky…

This card game is a great opportunity for kids to practice comparing the ones-place, tens-place, hundreds-place, and as high up as you’d like! You can even get in some extra subtraction practice with…

This game is a card version very similar to the game Shut the Box. Players use their addition facts to try to clear their board and get the lowest score possible…

This card game involving antes and a winner’s pot tests mental math skills and strategic thinking. While this game at first seems a bit complicated, once you play a couple of rounds, it can be fast-paced and fun…

Morph the most discs to win! Move the ball from disc to disc, but only change one attribute at a time, whether it is the color, the pattern, or the size of the center circle. Each player’s turn continues, collecting the discs as they go, until there are no more possibilities on the board. And with 60 discs in the game…

Another great product from MindWare, this logic and strategy toy includes 50 challenges, increasing in difficulty. Choose a puzzle card and place the tiles on the board so that the marbles land at the correct targets at the bottom. As the puzzles become more difficult, the cards include fewer tiles to get you started…

Julia Finley Mosca

From a young age, Raye Montague had her sights on becoming an engineer. Through her unending persistence and determination, Raye faced down sexism and racism and finally gained recognition for her contributions, which changed the course of submarine design…

Helaine Becker

Katherine Johnson was an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race (you may know her from the movie or book Hidden Figures). This picture book follows Katherine from a young child who loved counting, to being a gifted student, to bringing her talents to NASA, and at every step repeating, “You can count on me.” She not only calculated the course of the moon landings…

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