Early Math Card Games

Playing math games is a great way to build math skills and make math learning fun. What's even better, though, is that math games have other benefits as well. Children learn important collaboration skills as they take turns and play fair, and the act of sitting down together strengthens parent-child relationships. In this post, you'll … Continue reading Early Math Card Games

Early Measurement Part 2: Length Measurement as Distance

What is the length of the crayon below? The answer is 3 inches, but many children will say 4 inches. We tend to teach measurement as a procedure: Line up the object with the zero on the ruler and find where the end of object is. This approach skips over the underlying concepts of measurement, … Continue reading Early Measurement Part 2: Length Measurement as Distance

‘Tis the Season to…Play Holiday Math Games!

The Christmas holiday is rooted in math. Don't believe me? Here's some indisputable evidence: We have the "12 Days of Christmas"Santa has 8 reindeer (+ Rudolph of course!)We countdown to ChristmasThere were 3 Wise Men As I said, indisputable. With the holidays comes additional family time. Build relationships and early math skills by playing games … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to…Play Holiday Math Games!

Bring out the Math in Thanksgiving: Math Games

Playing games together is a great way to build relationships during the holidays. Enjoy family time and develop early math skills by playing a math game! Check out the following games that target essential math skills in a fun, Thanksgiving-themed way. This is the first of two in this week's Thanksgiving Special. On Wednesday, I'll … Continue reading Bring out the Math in Thanksgiving: Math Games

Math Games for Young Mathematicians: Number Path Games

This post is part of the Math Games for Young Mathematicians series! Check out these previous posts for more on the following topics: Choosing the right game and creating a positive environmentFinger GamesDot Card Games In this post, I will dive into number path games. The Math The math behind number path games deals with … Continue reading Math Games for Young Mathematicians: Number Path Games

Parents’ Guide to Math Games: Setting the Foundation

Math games are a great way to build foundational math skills and math confidence. Children develop an intuitive sense of mathematics on their own. Through games, children have the opportunity to formalize their ideas as they make connections, communicate with others, and represent their ideas in multiple ways. Playing games also builds important problem solving … Continue reading Parents’ Guide to Math Games: Setting the Foundation