Tag: Math Games

Make Learning Math A Game

Children like to play games. Many adults also like to play games. So why not use this information to help your students, whatever their age, become better at learning math?

I was reading an interesting article about a local girl who has become the national champion for three years in a row at playing a math game called “First In Math”.

You can read the article here:

Philadelphia girl makes math a game – and excels

Considering that she is currently a sixth grader, it’s amazing to see the types of problems she’s able to solve.

Games can be fun and challenging and all the while, they help your child learn math more easily!

I hope you enjoyed the article and that it gave you some ideas on having your own math learner playing some good educational games.

Have a great day!

 

Technorati Tags: ,

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!
 

Technorati Tags: , , ,

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!

Please note: The administrator of this website, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking learn math blog to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.

 

 

 

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How To Make Learning Math Easy

Most of the time when you ask a child about learning math, they’ll usually respond that it’s hard. Some respond that they’re just not good at math. But did you know that with you’re help, you can make it a little easier for them to learn math? Yes, you can! Check out this article that James Tomas wrote.

Making Math Easy

 Math can be a difficult subject for many children, and often, children struggle in school simply because they do not understand the basic concepts of mathematics. If your child is struggling with this subject, and you want some suggestions for help on math, then you have come to the right place. If you take a proactive approach to your child’s learning needs, you can make math much easier for them. Just consider the following suggestions.

First, remember that school subjects are often considered not fun or even boring. Your child may be struggling with math simply because he or she feels like being in math class is torment. To get your child more interested in the subjects, look for ways to make it fun. Create math based games that will be exciting learning experiences. This is a good way to keep a child’s attention and help them learn without them feeling the normally drudgery of study.

Second, math can easily be taught in everyday situations. You do not have to sit down with a child at a kitchen table to study the subject. When your child needs help on math, look for real life scenarios to help them learn. For example, take them along to the grocery store and let them use a notepad to add up the cost of different grocery items that you are buying. When you purchase something at a convenience store, have the child try to determine how much change you got back from your cash payment. There are many real life scenarios that can easily implement help on math for your child.

Third, remember that illustrating something or making it hands on is a much easier way for children to learn. If you put a math problem on paper, the child may struggle. However, if you make it come to life, they may find it easier to learn. For instance, on a basic level, have the child add or subtract actual items like fruit in the kitchen, books or videos in the living room, or pebbles in the back yard. Bringing math to life gives a better illustration for a child to learn.

Many children struggle with math. If your child needs help on math, remember that you can give them that help. Just keep in mind that you need to make the subject more fun and interesting. You also need to use real life scenarios and illustrations to teach them the subject.

By: James Tomas

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

Making Math Easy is one of the subjects from the “Education and Reference” category of eCapsulate.com.

 

So you now know what to do to take some of the difficulty out of learning math for your children!

Hope you have a great day!

 

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Can Learning Math Really Be Fun?

Quite often, when you mention the word “math”, you’ll get response like “ugh”, “I hate math”, “I’ve never been good at math” and many other negative responses!

It doesn’t have to be that way for most people though. In fact, learning math can be a fun process! (You know Mathnasium’s motto is “we make learning math fun” right?) You may be skeptical about that, so here’s an article where someone else believes that learning math can be a fun process!

Learning Basic Math Facts Can Be Fun… … Really

I know what you are thinking, there’s no way learning basic math facts can be fun. It’s a matter of memorization mostly, but still, it doesn’t have to be boring for you or your child. Utilizing some memory games and incorporating props can be very helpful for children who are initially learning math. Try some of these ideas yourself and you might just be surprised.

Flash cards are a tried and true technique, but how can you make them more fun? Stickers are a great way to show progress. If your child can provide the answer to a given flash card within three seconds, they get to put a sticker on the card. It’s surprising how motivating this is for a child who is struggling with their basic math facts.

Playing games online is another fun way to sharpen one’s skills. There are thousands of sites dedicated to math and many of them are free. Simply find a few that your child likes and rotate through them so your child doesn’t get bored or the site doesn’t become too easy. Some even have timed sections to help your child get faster at answering questions.

Another great option is to play a math memory game. Write the questions and answers on separate index cards and turn them over. You and your child will flip over different cards until you find the match. Your child will enjoy the game and the attention you are giving them and they will learn in the process.

Modifying games is simple and affordable for all parents. All it requires is a little time on your part. Create a shoe box full of homemade math games that your child can pick from on a daily basis. Spend at least 15 minutes a day practicing through these fun techniques and your child will be more confident in math in addition to being able to pass those timed tests.

By: Jocelyn R. Lewiston

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

Jocelyn Lewiston is a teacher and writer on various educational topics including learning basic math facts and fun ways to practice spelling words. She is dedicated to making education fun and interesting for all children.

So as you can see, there are others who believe that it can be a fun process to learn math, you just have to think outside the “normal” boundaries.

How about you? Are you now a believer?

Have a great day!

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kakuro – A New Game To Help You Learn Math

At Mathnasium, we believe that learning math should be fun. One of the tools we utilize is to have children play games that will enhance their ability to learn math, so that learning math happens without the game player realizing it! As you get better at math, you’ll want to challenge yourself even more. So as I was looking for some challenging math games, I cam across this article about Kakuro. It sounds very interesting, though I admittedly haven’t tried it yet. Here’s the article:

 

Kakuro: Cross Sums

Trailing the revival and the reign of the sudoku puzzles in 2005, another Western game given a Japanese twist hit the puzzle scene. Kakuro puzzles, formerly known as cross sums, are now making waves as the newest puzzle craze. Bearing similarities in look and style to the more popular sudoku, kakuro puzzles promise to be more challenging and even more addictive than sudoku.

We know how brain and mental workouts enhance mental functions and sudoku has been included among the list of top brain boosters. Rightly so, since sudoku certainly poses quite a challenge to players. But if you think that simply placing numbers on squares in correct logic is challenging enough, try solving kakuro puzzles. They provide added difficulty and challenge of a higher degree since they require logic, cognitive, and practical mathematics. They are sure to provide you with a tougher and grittier mental exercise than the tamer sudoku. Certainly, these puzzles are not for the faint-hearted.

Kakuro puzzles are daunting, but they are not impossible. Enthusiasts emphasize that players need not have exceptional mathematical abilities or a genius like Einstein’s to solve the puzzles. Practical mathematical knowledge is often enough to solve the puzzles as long as players employ effective strategy and logic. Having sufficient grasp and mastery of the puzzle rules make it easy for players like you to use the right tactics. The rules of the puzzles are relatively simple. The “playing board” looks similar to a crossword with white and dark squares. However, there are no clues at the bottom of the box. The numbers on the white spaces are the only clues a you have. Each number represents the sum of the missing numbers in cells or boxes it refers to. Note that same numbers can’t be addends for the same run. For example, if the number in the box is 4, you can use 1 and 3 but not 2 and 2. Though the trial-and-error technique is often used, there are more sophisticated and logical techniques than filling your boxes with erasures and pencil marks.

A popular tactic is to search for cells with least combinations. These are usually the digits on the lower end of the number spectrum like 3, 5, 4, and other single digits. This limits the possible answers or numbers for a specific cell. Applying the same technique for the adjacent cells gives you a shot at the correct figure. Another tactic used in solving kakuro puzzles is looking for common numbers. This happens when two cells share a number. Finding the common number allows you to decide where to position the other number. To illustrate, if 3 and 1 are your answers for the number 4 at the vertical column or run and 1 and 5 for 6 at the horizontal line, 1 is your common number. Therefore, 1 merits the box at the intersection of 6 and 4. Experienced players solve puzzles by finding all possible and valid combinations plus correct cross referencing. Because as in sudoku, the position of the numbers matter in kakuro.

This third trick is probably the most elementary and least sophisticated. Marking answers on the edges of the boxes or cells with a pencil does not help you to solve the puzzles. However, it does help you track down your digits and combinations. This is especially helpful since kakuro puzzles have no definite limits. The “playing board” can measure as little as 3 by 3 or extend to God knows where. Over time, playing becomes easier because of practice. Also, you would have stock combinations in your head which you can use in playing. This is also a sign that you need to ditch the easier puzzles and move on to more challenging kakuro puzzles.

By: John Simon

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

Find tips about standard schnauzer puppies, taco terrier and other information at the Small Breed Dogs website.

It sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Have any of you readers ever tried this game? I’d be very interested in hearing what you think.
Please post your experience in the comments below.
Have a great day!
 

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Have Some Fun Learning Math!

If you’re like I was, you probably don’t associate learning math with fun! But … it really can become fun for your child if you use a little imagination! So to get you started on helping your child learn math while having fun, here’s a great article I found from the article directory.

Learning Basic Math Facts Can Be Fun… Really

 I know what you are thinking, there’s no way learning basic math facts can be fun. It’s a matter of memorization mostly, but still, it doesn’t have to be boring for you or your child. Utilizing some memory games and incorporating props can be very helpful for children who are initially learning math. Try some of these ideas yourself and you might just be surprised.

Flash cards are a tried and true technique, but how can you make them more fun? Stickers are a great way to show progress. If your child can provide the answer to a given flash card within three seconds, they get to put a sticker on the card. It’s surprising how motivating this is for a child who is struggling with their basic math facts.

Playing games online is another fun way to sharpen one’s skills. There are thousands of sites dedicated to math and many of them are free. Simply find a few that your child likes and rotate through them so your child doesn’t get bored or the site doesn’t become too easy. Some even have timed sections to help your child get faster at answering questions.

Another great option is to play a math memory game. Write the questions and answers on separate index cards and turn them over. You and your child will flip over different cards until you find the match. Your child will enjoy the game and the attention you are giving them and they will learn in the process.

Modifying games is simple and affordable for all parents. All it requires is a little time on your part. Create a shoe box full of homemade math games that your child can pick from on a daily basis. Spend at least 15 minutes a day practicing through these fun techniques and your child will be more confident in math in addition to being able to pass those timed tests.

By: Jocelyn R. Lewiston

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

Jocelyn Lewiston is a teacher and writer on various educational topics including learning basic math facts and fun ways to practice spelling words. She is dedicated to making education fun and interesting for all children.

So there you have it! A little different approach and some fun thrown in to help your child learn math a little easier.

Hope you have a great day!

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Math Games For Toddlers

While we don’t teach toddlers at Mathnasium, you can start your child on their journey towards loving math by providing games that reinforce the basic math concepts and skills.

I was looking around and found the video below talking about a unique set of computer games.

Check it out if you have toddlers at home or you teach them and want to help them learn math more easily.

I think you’ll like what you see!

PC Cool Math Games For Preschool & Much More!
For Purchasing: www.dolphyeducationalgames.com
The upgraded product can be purchased through the above link.
The Dolphy PC Personalized Educational Games Package includes 7 great games that refer to your child by his own name!
The games include a variety of levels and options. They´re suitable for children ages 2-4.
 

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Math Really Can Be Easy

So many children as well as adults seem to believe that math is a hard subject to master. But as this article explains, it doesn’t have to be that way! Check it out and try some of the suggestions. I’m sure you’ll find it’s not so hard for your child to learn math!

Making Math Easy

Math can be a difficult subject for many children, and often, children struggle in school simply because they do not understand the basic concepts of mathematics. If your child is struggling with this subject, and you want some suggestions for help on math, then you have come to the right place. If you take a proactive approach to your child’s learning needs, you can make math much easier for them. Just consider the following suggestions.

First, remember that school subjects are often considered not fun or even boring. Your child may be struggling with math simply because he or she feels like being in math class is torment. To get your child more interested in the subjects, look for ways to make it fun. Create math based games that will be exciting learning experiences. This is a good way to keep a child’s attention and help them learn without them feeling the normally drudgery of study.

Second, math can easily be taught in everyday situations. You do not have to sit down with a child at a kitchen table to study the subject. When your child needs help on math, look for real life scenarios to help them learn. For example, take them along to the grocery store and let them use a notepad to add up the cost of different grocery items that you are buying. When you purchase something at a convenience store, have the child try to determine how much change you got back from your cash payment. There are many real life scenarios that can easily implement help on math for your child.

Third, remember that illustrating something or making it hands on is a much easier way for children to learn. If you put a math problem on paper, the child may struggle. However, if you make it come to life, they may find it easier to learn. For instance, on a basic level, have the child add or subtract actual items like fruit in the kitchen, books or videos in the living room, or pebbles in the back yard. Bringing math to life gives a better illustration for a child to learn.

Many children struggle with math. If your child needs help on math, remember that you can give them that help. Just keep in mind that you need to make the subject more fun and interesting. You also need to use real life scenarios and illustrations to teach them the subject.

By: James Tomas

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

Making Math Easy is one of the subjects from the “Education and Reference” category of eCapsulate.com.

There you have it. Give some of these a try and let me know what you think?

.

.

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Simplify To Make Math Easy

Here’s an article on one of my favorite subjects – making math easy.

Making Math Easy

Math can be a difficult subject for many children, and often, children struggle in school simply because they do not understand the basic concepts of mathematics. If your child is struggling with this subject, and you want some suggestions for help on math, then you have come to the right place. If you take a proactive approach to your child’s learning needs, you can make math much easier for them. Just consider the following suggestions.

First, remember that school subjects are often considered not fun or even boring. Your child may be struggling with math simply because he or she feels like being in math class is torment. To get your child more interested in the subjects, look for ways to make it fun. Create math based games that will be exciting learning experiences. This is a good way to keep a child’s attention and help them learn without them feeling the normally drudgery of study.

Second, math can easily be taught in everyday situations. You do not have to sit down with a child at a kitchen table to study the subject. When your child needs help on math, look for real life scenarios to help them learn. For example, take them along to the grocery store and let them use a notepad to add up the cost of different grocery items that you are buying. When you purchase something at a convenience store, have the child try to determine how much change you got back from your cash payment. There are many real life scenarios that can easily implement help on math for your child.

Third, remember that illustrating something or making it hands on is a much easier way for children to learn. If you put a math problem on paper, the child may struggle. However, if you make it come to life, they may find it easier to learn. For instance, on a basic level, have the child add or subtract actual items like fruit in the kitchen, books or videos in the living room, or pebbles in the back yard. Bringing math to life gives a better illustration for a child to learn.

Many children struggle with math. If your child needs help on math, remember that you can give them that help. Just keep in mind that you need to make the subject more fun and interesting. You also need to use real life scenarios and illustrations to teach them the subject.

By: James Tomas

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

Making Math Easy is one of the subjects from the “Education and Reference” category of eCapsulate.com.

eCapsulate.com – Save Time

.

Remember that Cherry Hill Mathnasium is here to make math easy for your children!

Have a great day.

.

.

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,