Math Game for Kids

Here are some ideas for creating simple math game for kids which you can use to enhance your child's learning of math. For those who are more advance, there are also interactive math game for kids online as well as math board game to keep you entertain while learning along the way.

The following are some simple math game for the younger ones:

Identifying larger and smaller numbers 
Using a pack of playing cards, each player turns open a card each. Whoever has the bigger number, gets to keep all the cards. When all the cards are used up, the player with the most cards, wins. This math game for kids helps a child learn the number sequence which form the base for learning math.

Addition or subtraction 
For those who doesn't enjoy homework, this math game for kids will help strengthen his skills while playing. You can play this game using dominoes or playing cards. Each player turns one domino over (or 2 over if it was cards), then add (or subtract). Whoever had the highest number gets to keep both dominoes (or all 4 cards).

Number bond games 
Throw two dice and tell how many more you would need to make 10. (On the rare throws of 11 or 12, the answer is a negative number.)

Additional fun math game for kids can be found in math board games that promotes learning of math in their own individual way. The following are some math board games that I came across together with their product review for your convenience :

Smath Math Game 
Editorial Review : 
Practice makes perfect in the world of math, but practice is more fun when it's a game instead of homework. The rules of this math board game resemble those in Scrabble, but Smath is played by creating math equations instead of words. The game includes a playing board and lots of tiny tiles with numbers, signs for math operations, and brackets to create more complex equations, which players can place on the board horizontally or vertically. The game can be played at different levels of difficulty, from simple addition problems to equations combining operations (for example, (2)(2 + 3) = 5 x 2). The game is for two to four players at different levels of math proficiency, making this an educational (but still entertaining) game for the entire family, the classroom, or for home schoolers. --Marcie Bovetz

Dino Math Tracks Game 
Editorial Review : 
The Dino Math Tracks game (winner of several prestigious awards, including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal) is a race around the rainbow with a pack of pintsize, prehistoric pals. An unusual spin on a typical roll-the-dice-and-move game, it spotlights the mathematical concept of place value and gives kids reinforcement in what makes our base-10 number system tick. Each player is allotted one dinosaur for each of the four tracks (the tracks are labeled 1s, 10s, 100s, and 1000s). To play, a player rolls four dice to create a 4-digit number and then moves his or her prehistoric posse to the appropriate 1s, 10s, 100s, and 1000s places. Problem-solving strategies are honed as players scurry to get all four miniature mammoths or tiny triceratops into the dino haven, ahead of the other players' thundering herds. But look out! In the race to dino utopia, it's easy to get bumped by a baby brachiosaurus!

The Dino Math Tracks game provides multiple levels of play for a variety of ages. At the simplest level (perfect for a first-grader who knows Arabic numerals and one-to-one correspondence), kids use only the place track for the 1s. Later, cards with simple problems are introduced ("Stuck in a tar pit! Move your 10s dino back two spaces!"). At the most advanced level, players might encounter a question like this: "Your 10s dinosaur forgot its pants, so it went back 15 to get them. Then it hurried forward 25. How far did it get? Move that many." Young players will find the 2-inch, spunky vinyl dinosaur playing pieces irresistible. The game offers plenty of opportunities for friendly competition and brain bending--not to mention lots of nonthreatening practice at addition and subtraction. --Julie Ubben

For those who enjoy playing online, you can also find many interactive math game for kids programs. 

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