My kids *loved* playing games to help them learn their math facts. I made a fancy version of amath fact game we used to play. It’s free to download!
This game takes less than 10 minutes to play (though perhaps more if your kids are like mine and beg to play again and again!!).
To play this game, you need a die or a wooden cube with the numbers 1 to 6. If your students are more advanced you can use the numbers 4 to 9 (write them on a wooden cube. You can find wooden cubes here (affiliate link) or at a craft store).
Both you and your child need a token to move up the ladder.
- Let your child go first. Have her/him roll the die. Then add (or multiply) the number on the first rung of the ladder. If she/he gets the answer correct, move to the next rung and so forth. If she/he makes it to the top she gets 10 points (or as many points as correct answers).
- Now it’s your (the parent’s) turn. Roll the die. You are also trying to make it to the top adding (or multiplying) each number by the number on the die, but you have to make one mistake as you go up the row. If your child catches the mistake, she/he steals all of your points (from this round).
- Play three rounds and the game is over!
You can use the orange game board for subtraction practice.
You can download these free math game boards below. Have fun! ~Liesl
You might be interested in some of our other packets:
Why learn the number families? Knowing their fact families helps a lot as kids start to work on their subtraction facts. They know that 6+7=13, so 13-7 becomes easy! This is a packet of number family games. My kids loved playing these. You can check them out here:
When my kids were learning their addition facts, we played a lot of games together. When I brought out the game boards, they would beg to play another round (and another)!! They loved them!
Here’s another type of game board we would use a lot. The one below is in our Addition/Subtraction Pet Pack:
Learning the Multiplication Facts: As my daughter moved into learning her multiplication facts I looked around for the kind of multiplication practice that would help her. The math book she was using went through the math facts a bit too quickly for her. She needed quite a bit of repetition and wanted bright, colorful worksheets. I wound up making my own sets of practice pages and games. She loved that! Be sure to check out our Multiplication Bundle here: Learning the Multiplication Tables 2s thru 9s. You’ll see links to these individual packets at the bottom of that post. (Here’s an example of a few of the 8s pages:) This multiplication bundle includes 10pdf (over 150 pages of worksheets, games and more!)
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