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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 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…


This game is a bit of a variation of blackjack, but instead of 21, you want to get as close to zero as possible. The game gives some extra practice with adding positive and negative numbers (and even a bit of probability if you pay attention to the other players’ cards).

This game is similar to Strategy Number Battle, but it adds in absolute value to the mix. It involves working with all four operations, positive and negative numbers, and encourages perseverance since it may require trying out different ways to get as close to zero as possible.

This game is a mix of Integer Addition Number Battle and Name That Number. Not only is it good practice for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative numbers, but it is also great for developing flexible thinking.

Integer Addition Number Battle is similar to the game War and serves as great practice for adding positive and negative numbers. Scoring is dependent on luck, but fun is had battling with integers and using math along the way.

Stuart J. Murphy

Perry the Penguin is trying to save enough clams to buy an ice scooter. The story follows him throughout the week as he earns some clams, spends some, and borrows some. A line graph shows…

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