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It’s summer! For many people this means school takes a back seat, so a fun way to keep kids engaged in math whether they’re homeschooled or in traditional school is to have them do math games! Math games are a fantastic tool for building speed in math calculations – in fact, thanks to RightStart Math (the curriculum we use), my 5 year old homeschooled son can answer simple math problems faster than my public schooled 7 year old!
RightStart has an entire book full of math games that can be purchased as part of the RightStart curriculum OR can standalone. Standalone is great if your child is using a different math curriculum or in a traditional school environment.
In addition, every summer RightStart releases a whole bunch of games on their blog (some are new, others are in their book), so if you need a bit of a change, then that’s a great resource too!
Here’s some great ones to try out:
- Summer Game #1: Sum(mer) Rummy
- Played like regular Rummy and players have to calculate the sum of their cards at the end of the game
- Summer Game #2: Sum(mer) Building
- Players build math equations using the number cards
- Summer Game #3: Quotient and Remainder
- Gives players practice doing division in a fun way!
- Summer Game #4: Zero Game
- A fun way to reinforce the concept of “zero” with young kids
- Summer Game #5: Multiplication Card Speed
- Uses multiplication cards to reinforce multiplication facts
- Summer Game #6: Money War
- A great game for teaching how to add money
- Summer Game #7: Fraction Old Main
- Uses fraction cards to play a game similar to Old Maid
Are you looking for a math curriculum you can use with your whole family? We love using RightStart Mathematics*. You can learn more by checking out the rest of my blog posts on this curriculum, or visiting the RightStart website* to get started!
*I am a RightStart Mathematics Affiliate*, and am committed to writing a monthly blog post about our journey with this curriculum. Any purchases you make using my affiliate links will earn me a small commission (this will not affect the cost to you!).