Category: math games

Help Your Child Learn Math Easily

To ensure that you child is learning math as easily as possible, it’s a good idea to have them do some games to reinforce their learning. With the technology available today, this should be nice and easy for you to do as both a parent and as an educator. Check out this article I just read on GoArticles.com by Emily Smith

Encourage Adaptive Learning Through Effective Tools Like Maths Games

Educators are constantly striving to find appropriate tools that make the classroom learning easy and enjoyable. An effective way of learning must encourage students to learn at their own pace and in their own ways. Adaptive learning is based on a similar idea and is a good way for teachers to support their student’s efforts in learning complex and challenging topics. The Maths Games are one such tool for adaptive learning. These tools are online tools that are helpful for students in managing their needs of common core state standards in mathematics. They constantly assess the student’s progress and give tasks based on the assessment results.

Why adaptive learning?

Researchers learned that to get successful results, the instructions must be adjusted to the student’s requirement and learning style. The emphasis should be given to all types of students, which means instead of concentrating only on capable students the teacher in the standard based system should assess the progress of every student and tune the instruction accordingly. This idea is the best way for each student to achieve success and is known as adaptive learning. According to researchers, there is no tool or system which can replace a well trained educator as they carefully give attention and intervene in the student’s math learning process and know whether they are going in right way or not. Whenever needed they give instructions, to make the student understand the concepts thoroughly and master it for proceeding to the next level.

Some standards such as common core state standards are helpful in providing framework for the adaptive learning and teachers are responsible for interpreting these things to the students. Further, the teacher must offer suitable learning activities – for that, they have to understand the student’s way of learning math and where are they facing the problem, so that a solution can be found. But to provide help the teacher has to be accustomed to using technology, for reinforcing the concepts already taught in the class.

Benefits of online educative game

With some high-quality educative games the teachers can give feedback and identify the problematic topics that are troubling the students. In this way they can also help the student in tackling the difficult concepts and simultaneously let them know an easy way to deal with it. The benefit of online Math Games is that the student can continue their math practice at home and learn or strengthen some important concepts to proceed to the next level when they go back to the classroom. These games are a great way to develop confidence in basic mathematical processes, which is crucial for learning advanced mathematics. However, to get fluency the student has to practice various ways to master simple mathematical operations. Math Games can facilitate in mastering the concepts, keeps students engrossed in solving exciting tasks and at the same time makes the process adventurous.

About the Author

Emily Smith is Marketing Executive for Free World Group. Here at Free World Group we provide online
Math Games to improve whole class math teaching, together with fun Online Games to enjoy at home.

 
If you’d like to check out some of the games we previously recommended, check out these posts: math games
 
Have a great day!
 

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Math Games For Summer

Summer time is a time of care-free fun for children. A time when there are no tests, no homework and no school thoughts at all! However, it shouldn’t be a time for your child to lose 3 months of math development! So to make the math retention a little more palatable for your young one, I did a little research and found some games that you might consider purchasing and helping your child retain some of that valuable information that they learned in math class throughout the previous school year.

Some of these are great for the portable hand-held games that children like so much. And the nice thing is that you can get used games for a very reasonable price.

So check these out and see if there is something that your child would like.

Kids Learn Math: A+ Edition
publisher: Talking Stick Games
ASIN: B005DXG5GC
EAN: 0859462001007
sales rank: 3136
price: $11.99 (new), $11.69 (used)

Improve your grades with Learn Math – A+ Edition as your personal coach! Practice with exercises ranging from 5 to 20 rounds each as well as a variety of mini-games all focused on grades 1 through 4, featuring 5 categories that contain a total of 15 mini-games.

 

Math Blaster Prime Adventure NDS
publisher: Majesco Sales Inc., published: 2009-05-26
ASIN: B001FEO71S
EAN: 0096427015659
sales rank: 9468
price: $4.33 (new), $3.25 (used)

Features include:

•Practice math facts with the portability and easy-to-use touchscreen of NDS
•Stay interested with fast action and the Blaster narrative
•Experience the challenge of mastering 20 levels and three difficulty modes
•Play alone or go head-to-head with up to three friends
•Learn to perform math functions faster and with improved accuracy

Junior Brain Trainer Math
publisher: Maximum Games, published: 2011-03-02
ASIN: B0042RAX90
EAN: 0814290010423
sales rank: 11109
price: $9.38 (new), $7.49 (used)

The math game that is both fun and rewarding! Designed for children aged 6-12, Junior Brain Trainer Math Edition helps kids improve their math skills while challenging them with exciting games and puzzles. Make learning fun again with the game that keeps kids on their toes and eager to achieve higher goals!

Learn Math
publisher: DreamCatcher Games, published: 2010-03-01
ASIN: B001IK577C
EAN: 0625904717917
sales rank: 15933
price: $44.58 (new), $7.33 (used)

Numbers and calculations can be fun! Take your lessons “to go” on your Nintendo DS with Learn Math. Progress through 10 different topics to learn, practice, and repeat lessons based on a syllabus for grades 1-4. Become a math wizard in no time!

Math Blaster for 5th Grade
publisher: Knowledge Adventure
ASIN: B0007RQY0Q
EAN: 0051581024213
sales rank: 36920
price: $0.23 (used)

over 4000 word problems that help critical thinking skills – 3 levels

These all look like great games that will keep your child’s brain working over the summer and maybe help develop them a little more to get them ready for the coming school year!

Did you know that we offer summer classes at Mathnasium of Cherry Hill? Please call us at (856) 874-0050 for more info.

Have a great day!

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Math Fun At Christmas

Here’s a timely article on helping students learm math at Christmas time. 

Christmas Math Activities

Christmas math activities are an ideal classroom treat during the time leading up to Christmas. However there are lots of Christmas math activities that are also ideal for home. These Christmas activities with a focus on math are an ideal way to make math practice fun and to get kids really enthusiastic about math.

 Try these Christmas math activities with the kids and you are sure to have them begging for more. 

Christmas Counting
This is a version of the counting game Buzz. For the Christmas version, you just need to replace the word ‘buzz’ with a Christmas word. You could use the word ‘Santa’ or the word ‘reindeer’ instead of ‘buzz’. To play the game, the children count around the group with each person taking a turn to say a number. When they get to the number 7, any multiple of 7 or any number containing a digit 7, they simply say ‘Santa’ instead of saying the number. If a player says the number instead of saying ‘Santa’ they are out. The counting will go like this, ‘1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Santa, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, Santa.

The aim of the game is to count as far as possible with no one making a mistake or it can be played as an elimination game with the last person left in the game being the winner. It can also be played using a different number as the ‘Santa’ number. Try it with the number 5 for an easier version of the game or try it with 8 or 9 for a more difficult version.

Santa’s Sleigh
This Christmas math activity is ideal for practicing any basic math skills that you choose. You will need a picture of a sleigh and pictures of 8 reindeer for each player or team. The children can be involved in drawing the reindeer pictures and might like to name each reindeer also. The object of the game is to be the first player or team to add the 8 reindeer in front of Santa’s sleigh.

Two players or teams compete to be the first to answer the question. You could use basic addition facts for the game or more complex calculations involving decimal numbers or percentages. The first player to answer correctly wins a reindeer to add in front of their sleigh. The reindeer can be taped or pinned onto the sleigh. The first player or team with eight reindeer is the winner.

There are many, many different ways to give your math practice a Christmas flavor. Use the Christmas math activities above to make math more interesting but also consider some other educational Christmas activities. Try some Christmas word puzzles like a Christmas ‘Word Find’ or play a game of Christmas hangman with Christmas words. You could also try a game of Christmas bingo using Christmas words. Hope these ideas help to make Christmas more fun for the kids. Merry Christmas!

 

By: Terri Evans and found on Article Directory

Terri Evans is a teacher and parent who has created a set of Christmas printables. Visit www.kids-christmas-activities.com to get your set of free printable Christmas games and activities. Click Here www.kids-christmas-activities.com.

I hope your Christmas and /or holidays are a great fun-filled time for both you and your students!

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Some Fun With Math

Making math interesting is what we like to do! So we’re always keeping an eye out for different ideas that will help students learn math while at the same time letting them have some fun. The article below will give you some good ideas that you can try which should help your child learn math and have fun as well.

Grab A Deck Of Cards And Try These Fun Math Games

Want to get the children practicing math skills?
You could use commercial math games but these can be expensive.
For a fun math game that assists kids to practice adding or multiplying, just grab a deck of playing cards and you’re ready.

Yes, believe it or not there are heaps of math games contained in that one pack of playing cards. Try these to begin and then have a go at inventing your own. You can practice addition, times tables, comparing numbers and numerous other number skills.

Multiplication Over and Under
This game is an ideal way to practice multiplication tables. Use a pack of cards with the colored cards taken out. The Aces count as 1. Deal all of the cards out to the two players. One player becomes the Under 30 player and the other becomes the Over 30 player.
Each player turns over a card at the same time and the two numbers are multiplied together. If the answer is below 30, the Under 30 player gets the cards. If it is more than 30, the Over 30 player keeps the cards. If the answer is 30 each player takes back their card and returns it to their deck. When all cards have been played the player with the most cards is the champion.

Highest Number
Kids love this fun math game that practices comparing numbers. All you need is cards from Ace (which is valued at 1) to 9 for this game. Next choose the number of digits to be used in the numbers for this game, e.g. 2 digit numbers like 24 and 79; 3 digit numbers like 713 or 921; 4, 5 or 6 digit numbers. Every person is dealt that number of cards. Players arrange their cards to make the biggest possible number with the cards that they have been dealt, e.g. with cards 2, 5 and 8 a player would make 852.
The player with the biggest number in each round scores a point. The winner is the person who scores the highest points.

First to Fifty Addition
Take it in turns to deal two cards to each person. Each player then turns over the two cards they have been dealt, adds the two amounts and tells how much this is, e.g. 5 and 7 is 12. The player with the largest total keeps the two cards while the other cards are returned to the deck which is shuffled and dealt again. Players add the value of the cards they have won until a player gets to fifty and wins.

First to Fifty Multiplication
Play this game the same as First to Fifty Addition but instead of adding the 2 cards to get a total, multiply the two values on the cards, e.g. 7X6 is 42. Players then add the value of the cards that they win to get to fifty.

These fun card games can be played by a parent and child at home or in the classroom with children playing in pairs, in small groups or with the whole class being divided into four or five teams. So why not grab an old deck of playing cards and start playing.

 

By: Teresa Evans

Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com

 Teresa Evans is a teacher and parent who uses fun math games to get kids excited about math. To receive your own seven part math games collection visit Making Math More Fun.

So there you have it! What do you think? Some fun card games that will help your student learn math!

 

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Math Games Are A Fun Way To Learn Math

I found  a nice article on EzineArticles that I’d like to share with you. It deals with making the process of learning math fun. Something you should probably be familiar with if you’ve been reading this blog for a while!  🙂

So here it is:

 

Math Games – A Fun Way to Learning Math

Math games are a great way to get students involved in math.  Just like chess, math games get students hooked.  Each time they play, they have more confidence and better strategies.  With the competitive itch, they strive to do better each time they play.

Math games should be specifically designed to work on math skills.  It may work on addition, multiplication or fractions.  Having the skills as part of the game makes it easy to make learning seem fun.  Just like mothers often sneak vegetables into a casserole or pasta dish, teachers can sneak learning into games.

The games should have some elements that make it playable.  The game should have simple rules.  If there are too many rules, kids will lose interest.  Soccer is relatively simply.  You need to kick the ball into the net without using your hands.  In golf you try to hit a ball into a hole in as few strokes as possible.  With Scrabble, you try to make words with the highest point value possible.  The general goal or core rules of the game should be relatively simple.

Once this is established, there should be room for developing strategy.  The game Tic Tac Toe is not played by adults or even most kids as it is too simple.  The game of chess however allows players to make choices that affect the outcome of the game.  If you can’t develop strategy or feel like you are affecting the outcome, you probably won’t continue playing.

There also needs to be an element of chance.  Even though players may have different abilities, each one should feel as though they have a chance to win.  You wouldn’t enter a 100 meter race if you knew the other runner was a great deal faster.  In Scrabble the element of chance comes when players randomly choose letters.  When chance affects the game it evens out the playing field.

Games in the class create hours of solid practice.  Students actually focus on the skills and develop their skills quickly.  Aside from the math skills students learn, they also learn some much needed social skills by working with partners that they can’t get from video games.  Games are the way to reach children and make learning a truly fun and inspiring activity.  The skills they learn will last a lifetime.

Darren Michalczuk is the founder of the Brick School.  He is an experienced classroom teacher who has developed many programs and resources for math, language and music.  The Brick School offers quality educational posters, programs and worksheets online for elementary language arts, math and music.  Materials are designed to promote effective learning strategies in an easy to understand, straight-forward format.  They offer both practical solutions to learning problems and leading edge technology and techniques.  It reaches both struggling students and those who need extra challenges in class.With the latest software and leading edge learning strategies, our materials are paving the way for learning.  User-friendly programs give students instant feedback while they practice important basic skills. Lessons and study guides also include proven learning strategies and memories techniques. Please visit our website. http://brickschool.ca

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Darren_Michalczuk  Math-Games – A Fun Way to Learning Math

Hope you enjoyed the article!

Chess anyone?

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Math at Easter-Time

The holidays can be lots of fun for children. Not just because they get candy and gifts, but because they also get off from school!

But just because they’re off from school, doesn’t mean that you can’t still help them learn math!

Teresa Evans wrote a nice article for ezinearticles.com which helps you take advantage of Easter and teach your children math while still making it fun.

Easter Math Is Fun Math

Easter is an exciting time for kids. But the good thing is that you can use that excitement to help kids develop their math skills. Turning regular math into Easter math makes math much, much more exciting. You can use Easter math games or Easter Brain Teasers and the kids will beg you for more.

Below are some simple ways that you use Easter math in the classroom or at home.

Bunny Hop
Here is a simple Easter math game that you can use to practice any basic math skill. You start by selecting a start line and a finish line. Next two children compete to jump from the start to the finish by taking two bunny hops every time they answer a question correctly. You can use any questions that help kids to practice the skill that you want. For example you could ask ‘6 times 8’, ‘half of 34’ or ‘What is the number before 87’? The first child to answer correctly takes two jumps and the first one to reach the finish line is the winner.

Easter Counting
You may know the old favorite counting game Buzz. But did you know that you can easily turn this into an Easter math game by replacing the word ‘Buzz’ with an Easter word. Try using ‘Bunny’ or ‘Easter Egg’ instead. The kids sit in a circle and count around a circle but replace the number 7, each multiple of 7 and every number containing a 7 digit with the word ‘Bunny’. If a child says the number instead of saying ‘Bunny’ they are out.

This is a tricky game that requires concentration and a good knowledge of multiples. You can also try playing it with other digits instead of 7. For example, you could use 5 or 10 for an easier version or use 8 or 9 to make a more challenging version.

Easter Brain Teasers
Brain teasers are a great way to get kids thinking math. Many number problems can also be made a lot more interesting by using Easter as a theme for the problem. Here are a few that you can start with.

The Easter Bunny has 15 Easter Eggs in a Basket. He gives our 3 then collects 7 more then gives 6 children 2 eggs each. How many eggs in the basket now?
You can easily change the numbers in this one and then have a completely new problem to present.

Tom has been dyeing eggs. He used green and red dye. If he has dyed 17 eggs and he has 5 more red eggs than green eggs. How many eggs does he have of each color?

How many eggs did I find in the Egg Hunt? I found between 10 and 30. The number is divisible by 4 but not by 7 or 8. I found an even number of eggs.

There are many different ways to use Easter math get kids adding, multiplying, comparing and using other math skills. You’ll find that kids will definitely agree that Easter makes math loads more fun.

Terese Evans is a teacher and parent who uses games to get kids excited about learning. She shares her favorite Kids Easter Activities including Easter worksheets, board games, card games and game sheets at http://www.kids-easter-activities.com. You can receive your own printable Easter Activities for Kids when you visit http://www.kids-easter-activities.com.

While the kids may all agree, I know that I certainly do too!

Have a great Springtime and Easter (if you celebrate it)!

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Math Isn’t All Fun And Games

Or is it?

After reading this article, I’m inclined to think that it should definitely involve fun and games when a child is trying to learn math! That’s one of the reasons that we encourage the children we tutor at Mathnasium of Cherry Hill to play with the games that we keep on hand!

So check out this article from GoArticles.com and see if you agree with Bonnie Adama (the author) and me!

How To Help Your Child Learn Math Using Fun And Easy Games

It’s common knowledge that young children whose parents read to them have a tremendous advantage in school. But did you know that you can also help your child learn mathematics by doing and supporting math at home – with games?

As a National Board Certified Master Teacher, I’ve been teaching math with games to children for many years, and I see that children no longer memorize their addition facts or multiplication tables. With the math curriculum as extensive as it is, teachers cannot afford to take the time to ensure that students learn the basic facts. Parents are partners in the process, and you can offer greater opportunities for your child to succeed in math if you support the learning of the basics at home.

Many years ago I discovered that math games fit the bill wonderfully! Math games put children in exactly the right frame of mind for learning. Children are normally very eager to play games. They relax when they play, and they concentrate. They don’t mind repeating certain facts or procedures over and over. In an engaging math game, children will be more focused and retention will be greater.

Dittos or workbook pages are not appropriate if you want your child to be excited about math. Children throw themselves into playing games the way they never throw themselves into filling out workbook pages or dittos.
 
Games offer a pleasant way for you to get involved in your child’s math education. You may be one of those many parents who don’t feel comfortable with math, or who assume it takes special expertise to teach it. Believe me, as a veteran teacher, when I say that you don’t have to be a math genius to play a game. With a math game, you don’t have to worry about pushing or pressuring your child. All that you have to do is propose a game to your child and start to play.

Games can help your child learn almost everything they need to master in elementary math. Games solidify the achievements of children who are already good at math, and they shore up children who need shoring up.

Children crave time spent with their parents. Because learning is a social process, children learn best through fun games that involve interaction with other people. Seize this opportunity to indulge them with your own undivided attention. Try a math game with your child. A price cannot be put on the quality of the time you will have spent together. They will have fun while learning, and they will remember those times with greater fondness than the times they spent playing the educational computer game or doing a ditto or workbook page.

There are literally hundreds of fun and easy games you can play with your kids to help them learn math and actually enjoy it! Games specific to your child’s grade level are best.

Here’s an example of a great game for Second Graders called “Get Close to 100.”

Get Close to 100 is a great game for second graders. It helps children practice double-digit addition with special emphasis on understanding place value.

Get Close to 100

What you need:
– 2 – 4 players
– deck of cards, 10s removed
– Get “Close to 100? recording sheets (below) for each player

The object of the game is to make a two-digit addition problem that comes as close to 100 as possible.

Shuffle cards and place them face down in a pile.

Player #1 turns over 4 cards and moves the cards around until he/she has created a two-digit addition problem whose sum will be as close to 100 as he/she can make it. You can go over 100. Player #1 records this problem on his/her recording sheet. Player #2 checks for addition accuracy.

Example: Player #1 draws a 4, a 7, a 2, and a 5. He/she moves the cards around until she/he decides that:

47 + 52 = 99 is the closest that he/she can get.

Player # 2 draws four cards and does the same.

The points for each round are the difference between their sum and 100.

Example: A sum of 95 scores 5 points and so does a sum of 105.

Players compare scores at the end of this first round. They put their four cards in a discard pile and player #2 begins first and turns over four more cards for the second round.

After six rounds, players total their points and the player with the lowest score wins.

These games offer you and your child the opportunity to have fun together with math, think hard, and enjoy it. How often do you say that about doing math at home?

Give a math game a try! Find more math games and great tips to help your child at: www.MathGamesAndActivities.com

About the Author:

Bonnie Adama is a National Board Certified master teacher with many years of experience at Kindergarten, First, Second, and Third grades. The last 13 years of teaching, she co-taught a multi-age classroom of first, second, and third graders. She taught all the math and science, and her teaching partner taught all the language arts. For many years, Bonnie worked as a mathematics mentor within her school and district. She retired from the Fontana Unified School District in Fontana, California in 2005.

So are you ready? Ready to try some fun and games?  😉

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Learn Math By Playing Games!

I like to play games! Don’t you? It’s a fact that children like playing games and this article that I found on ArticleDirectory.com agrees with my supposition that children learn more easily while playing.

Math Games to Enhance Your Children’s Learning by Amar Mahallati

Many kids find math to be confusing and frustrating, but there are some ways to prevent this from happening. Introducing your kids to math while they are young can help them become familiar with numbers and it will help them understand them as well. One great way to introduce your children to math is to use the various math games that are available for purchase. These games are usually a great deal of fun and teach your kids that math can be exciting. When your children associate learning math with fun, no doubt they will do much better in their math classes at school.

There are many different educational math games that are available, such as card games and board games as well. No doubt you will quickly see that there are many great card games and board games that can help your child to improve their math skills. If your kids are just starting to learn about numbers and shapes, one great game to consider is GeoShapes. This games uses both Metric and English measuring systems, and strategy is part of the game too. No doubt your whole family will have a great time playing it.

Computer games can be another great way to help your kids learn and enjoy math. There are many math computer games that are great for kids, especially since so many kids are comfortable with using a computer and enjoy playing games on it. You can even find great math games for the computer that will allow your whole family to play. Some kids may have difficulty with math because of a short attention span, and using computer games is a great way to keep their attention while they learn math.

If your child learns in a more traditional way, there are many great books that teach more about math too. You can find excellent books for every level of math that will help you kids understand the concepts in a fun way. There are books on graphing, geometry, and other types of math too. Even though they are books, they do not have to be boring; in fact, many of these math books have Disney characters or other characters that your kids will recognize and love. Kids that love Disney characters will no doubt enjoy a math book that has their favorite character teaching them about math.

Even if your child has not entered school yet, there are great games available to introduce them to math. There are also educational math games available for kids of all ages in school as well. Math games are a great way to get your kids more comfortable with math. These games will also help them have fun with math, which will help them associate math with a great time. Math games are very entertaining, and no doubt you and your kids will have a great time when playing them.

Picking up math skills can be fun, and games can be educational. Give your kids the best of both worlds, come visit 123KidsGames.com – Educational Kids Games and discover the best, most fun way to grow and learn. Or go to 123KidsGames.com – Educational Math Games for Kids to find … educational math games for kids.

 

So, let the games begin!  🙂

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Learn Mathematical Shapes – Can You Beat This?

One of the skills we need to learn beginning at a very young age is recognizing mathematical shapes. You know –  triangles, squares, octagons and more.

So I found a game that I thought I’d offer as my Mathematical Halloween Treat for you which will help you recognize and utilize different shapes!

Interested? I hope so! So click on the link below and see if you can beat my score !

(Here’s a picture of one of my higher scores.)

Learn Math Shapes

Can You Beat This?

Click here to give the game a try!

Hope you enjoy and have a happy and safe Halloween!

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