When your kids are burnt out on textbooks and workbooks, break out the games! Even games designed for older kids can be modified for younger ones, and you can turn any game into something educational with a little creative thinking! Here are some games we found that help teach and reinforce math skills.
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Pizza Fraction Fun is a delicious way to learn fractions! Includes 7 games with variations for Grades 1–5+ Warning: Don't play this game on an empty stomach! These lifelike pizza slices are guaranteed to make you hungry! (There is also a Junior version.) Ages 6 to 12. (For more pizza games, click here.)
Snap It Up! Card Games are fast-paced and provide kids with hard-hitting math practice! Choose from Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, or Money. Players pick and pass cards as fast as they can to make math equations. It's fast! It's crazy! And it's so much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again! Each game includes 90 cards. All ages.
Reach the top of the pyramid on this colorful Egyptian-theme game board by combining basic math operations skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) with order of operations practice. Players trek their way across the rows of the pyramid by using numeral and operation triangles to create and solve math problems! But beware, your opponents can steal or swap your number triangles completing their pyramids first! Totally Tut has four pyramids and a built-in spinner. Ages 6 to 9.
XLR8 Card Game - Get Revvved Up! is a math-based game where the first player to reach 200 mph wins. Includes spinning Speed-O-Meters, Times Table Cards (which you can leave out to make it easier for younger players), and points cards. Great for reinforcing adding, subtracting, and mulitplication skills.
Roll ’n Multiply assists younger students in basic multiplication skills as well as challenges players proficient in multiplication. The game’s unique 10-sided dice enable students to multiply as high as 100. Simply roll the die, and multiply the numbers together. Corresponding game pieces are then strategically placed on the playing board to get four in a row. All ages.
Math becomes an adventure with this addition and subtraction game that takes kids on a journey through Sum Swamp. They'll make their way over the crocodile shortcut and through the endless loop by adding and subtracting the numbers on the dice. Includes 12" x 17" game board, four swamp critter markers, two number dice and operation die.
Tri-Ominos is a classic triangular domino game with a little bit of strategy. Score points by matching numbers on the three sided playing pieces. Score keeping makes for a great opportunity to practice adding and subtracting. (We recommend the deluxe version with racks as these tiles tend to tip over easily...especially if you have a child who doesn't like to sit still!) Ages 7 and up.
Playing a game of Yahtzee is a great way to practice the multiplication tables. Players earn points by rolling specific combinations of 5 dice. It's easy to assist younger players with the strategy part, so this game is great for all ages. Find extra score cards here. Ages 8 and up.