Games that make math cool!
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
Cool math games? Parents and teachers may be skeptical, but Kids Activities Blog has listed some kid-tested solutions to making math cool.
Online games like Granny Prix are serving up silly gaming fun with a mathematical twist. Kids giggle when choosing an afghan-clad granny and then answer math questions quickly to help her race her wheelchair to victory. Another game, Decimal Ships, simplify place values with a boat launching game. For younger kids, Virtual Manipulatives helps kids visualize numbers in the form of how many teddy bears appear.
For the grade school entrepreneur, Lemonade Stand is the perfect game. Decisions as to setting prices, purchasing supplies, customer satisfaction all require math, but in a way that is fun and useful to the "real world". It is easier and less sticky than setting up a front yard lemonade stand!
Not all cool math games are video games. Using board games, cards, and things found around the house to create a math-based activity for kids makes math learning fun. Parents are making number toss games, dominoes out of rocks, number hunt activities and negative/positive number tic-tac-toe for playful math lessons. When families can play together using numbers, the math knowledge sneaks in.
One of Kids Activities Blog's favorite cool math game is the ultimate in kinetic math - Flyswatter Smash. A child uses a flyswatter and a number poster to swat the correct answers in an easy to make DIY math game. No one likes to sit and do fact drills, so using this simple technique can make the very same drills an energetic experience.
Math is something that every child needs to know, but there is no reason why the learning process can't be fun. Kids Activities Blog seeks new and fun ways to turn learning into games. Each day two new kids activities are published so that parents and teachers have a resource for non-traditional teaching techniques.