Today’s review fits with May’s theme, Make It Simple. I have a math game to share with you. My three year old can play it, and your high schooler can play it. Adults can play against each other to sharpen their minds. Seriously, one game fits all those ages in an area like math? Yes.
It’s also portable. You can take it to the park. You could play it in learning centers at school. Take it along to grandma’s house.
Not too many rules. The goal is to get three in a row, like tic-tac-toe, and later on the harder levels you can move up to more markers in a row or even multiple rows per player. How do you get to place markers on the board? By knowing your math facts. That’s it! Players refresh their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. You roll one die or many dice, depending on the level, and use those numbers to get a number on the playing board.
If that’s all, how can so many ages play? Because there are different levels, and you also add more dice as you get harder. You can also add multiple functions. For example, you may have to do addition, multiplication, AND subtraction to get to your desired number.
Level 1 starts with number recognition. Level 2 is counting and pre-addition, and it goes on from there. Math facts charts are included to help students continue to learn their facts if they can’t remember. There’s even an explanation of the Sieve of Erasthones if you want to get really challenging and practice a lot about prime numbers. Players also learn defense and offense in playing a game, because they have to decide where to place their markers in relation to the other players’ markers.
I think the brilliance of this game is that all ages can play. You can buy one math game now, and it will serve your family for many years to come! It also builds family relationships as you spend time together. Kids on the autism spectrum will also learn turn-taking, how to let others win, social interaction, building muscle coordination (rolling dice), color identification (markers used), and more!
Where can you purchase this great game? You can order Math Facts Fun! from Catherine Jaime at Curr Click. It is currently priced at ONLY $3.50!. You download a version and print it out yourself, then get 6-sided dice for lower levels, and 12-sided dice for harder levels. Hurry, get your kids a fun way to review their math facts!
I received a copy of Math Facts Fun for honest review. All opinions are my own.