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March 13th, 2014, 02:52 AM   #11
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Re: How to teach our kids math the fun way?

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Hi everyone,

My name is Tyler and i have two adorable kids.
I came here because i really want to teach them math, but the problem is that i can't catch their attention and they're always bored when i try to teach them something.
Can you point me in the right direction? Are there any fun math games for kids?

Thanks in advance !!
In the past, I have used Math Blaster - they have mini games that teach you math concepts, as well as a host of resources like free worksheets, printables etc. If your kids are older, try http://www.schoolofdragons.com/resources/ - they are more advanced and through game play, project ideas etc, you can make learning a bit more fun. I tried it with my kids and every weekend we're now indulging in science and math projects by their own initiative. Hope this helps Tyler!
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April 8th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #12
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Stem Sheets has free customizable subtraction, addition, multiplication, and division worksheets.

Addition flash cards - printable | STEM Sheets
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April 24th, 2014, 02:25 AM   #13
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Free interactive math.

Learn children's math by playing. Free interactive math.
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May 18th, 2014, 06:15 PM   #14
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Hi,

I have found 2 good ones,

Dapma has maths games and lots of free resources, also greg tan maths, he has some fun games.

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May 21st, 2014, 05:32 AM   #15
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If you have an iphone/ipad..This is a great fun math game for your kids.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spee...ey/id874171886
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Toys 'R Us

Buy them toys.

There's math everywhere.

Monopoly
Counting and dealing with money


Fashion Plates
Fashion and combinations.


Battleship
Cartesian Grid


Rubik's Cube
Geometry


Spirograph
hypotrochoid and epitrochoid curves


Etch a Sketch
Analytical Geometry


Etch a Sketch is no joke.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/escher...Z-dCAGh-ctH2qq

Backgammon
Chess
Cards
Poker chips
Origami Books
Chinese abacus (not the cheap Japanese ones).
Sewing machine

I can go on and on . . ., I hope you get the idea.

A toy company has a name PlaySkool. Damn that's a good one. If I were to found my own school, I'd call it PlaySkool.
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June 20th, 2014, 07:37 AM   #17
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Man! I wish I had those toys when I was growing up.
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You can actually make your own really fun games with dice and counters. The trick is to turn it into a game or mini-competition and you can even make some up on the spot

One of the best lessons I had was to teach a brother and sister (aged about 7-8 years old) some times tables. After about 30-40 minutes of going through some methods for teaching the tables, I gave each kid two dice. They had to roll the dice twice to get two numbers between 2 and 12 at one end of the table. They then had to run to the other side of the table where the board was (or a piece of paper would work) and write down the question and answer it (e.g. roll 4 and 11... run... $\displaystyle 4\times11=44$). They then had to run back and repeat the process over and over again. Whoever had the most correct answers at the end of 2 minutes won They loved running about and spent the whole time giggling about the one time when they got 2 times 4 when the other kid got 12 times 7! At the end you mark up and reward the victor with a sticker and, because they wrote down all their answers, you can assess which tables they do well at and those which they are still struggling with. If they are having problems with addition, you can assess that too because the dice values won't correspond with their multiplication questions, although you need to watch what they roll to catch this.

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July 29th, 2014, 12:23 PM   #19
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A game

Try the nex game for Android devices.
It must be fun and useful

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enominator.app
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Math Focus: Multiplication of Course!
For Sure, Kids Can Learn All Types of Ways!

Yes there are a lot of fun games kids can play. They can even listen to cool songs that teach them everyday math.
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