2019 Summer Game #9: Percentages Memory

Like all memory games, Percentages Memory, game F46 in the Math Card Games book, is short and to the point. And very satisfying. The goal is to match common fractions with their corresponding percentages. Since percentages surround us every day, it … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #8: Gathering the Factors

My kids love to play Rummy so when I told them that this next game was similar, they jumped at the chance to play. Gathering the Factors, game F25 from the Math Card Games book, is a fun and interesting game. If you or your kids are a little rusty … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #7: Fraction Old Main

Do you remember playing “Old Maid” when you were a kid? I loved hanging out at my friend Doreen’s house during the summer. We swam all day, picked kumquats from her tree, and played cards by the pool. Many hands of “Old Maid” and “Rummy” filled our … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #5: Multiplication Card Speed

Speed! It is fast and furious. And it's loads of fun! Multiplication Card Speed, game P31 in the Math Card Games book, is well worth your time to learn this summer. As with most speed games, equally matched players (or a less competitive adult) … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #13: On the Number Ten

It is one of those blazing hot, 90º summer days. No one wants to be outside but without air conditioning, inside isn’t much better. My boys’ solution to this dilemma is the nice, cool basement where the computer happens to reside. In my desire to get … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #10: Short Chain Subtraction

There are many variations of the chain games and our family has played most of them as solitaire games. Nicholas, Chiara, and Ian played Short Chain Subtraction today, game S18 in the Math Card Games book, and had a great time! This variation is a … [Read more...]