Mathematics, a subject dreaded by most students in primary school, is one of the most important subjects that are relevant for the real world. Teachers play a significant role in making the topic intriguing for students to understand and grasp. However, good teachers for math are like jewels; scarce. Parents need to find extra coaching classes to enroll their kids to nail the basics and understand the fundamentals of the subject.
These classes are not always cheap and can be very expensive depending on the expertise and teaching ability of the tutor. Some parents, who want to give their kids that extra boost in learning, adopt games and activities around the home. At the same time, some teachers look for interesting ways to make learning math, a positive experience. Using simple tools like cards and coins learning math can be made fun.
Take Two: An Addition Game
Take two is a game that utilizes a regular pack of cards. This game best is suited for more than one child. This game helps children get used to simple addition problems. You can play this game by taking away all the cards that are 7 and higher, including Aces. The game aims to give each child two cards and ask them to add them together so that they get the sum. The child who has the highest answer wins. But if both children get the same answer, then you provide them with another card, so that they add the values together to make a bigger number.
Make the Most: A Multiplication Game
Like ‘Take two,’ ‘Make the Most’ is another card game. This game should be played with more than one child. You play the game by giving each child four cards and asking them to multiply each number with each other so that they get the highest number. For example: 3x5x6x7= 630. If your child is unable to complete the round, don’t hesitate to swap some of the cards to make it easier for them.
Higher or Lower: Greater Than and Lower Than
This game aims to help children learn about numbers that are greater or lower than a specific number. Flip over two cards and get your child to tell you if it’s higher or smaller than the other. The child with the highest amount of correct answers wins. You can further complicate this game by providing your child with numbers for the queens, jacks, kings, aces, and jokers.
Mystery Number: Subtraction and Memory
This card game combines a bit of memory along with subtraction. Take away all cards with faces on them from the pile; these include jokers, aces, kings, queens, and jacks. Take the remaining cards from the deck and lay them out on the floor, face down. This game aims to get your child to pick two cards and subtract them from each other. After finding the remaining number from the subtraction, you have to go through the pile picking only one card at a time until you see the answer in the main stac