Games are to math as books are to reading.
When a child learns to read, they can practice those skills by reading for pleasure. In the same way, math card games combine practice with pleasure.
These games allow adults and children of various ages and abilities to play together. It does away with anxiety-producing flash cards and timed tests.
Games provide an application for the newly learned information!
The games give the child a reason to want to know their facts. They provide interesting repetition needed for automatic responses in a social setting.
Ten to fifteen minutes of a card game are equivalent to a worksheet. As we know, practice is needed for the facts to become automatic. These games provide much better review and practice than flash cards or traditional worksheets.
Games provide instant feedback.
Games create a stress-free atmosphere that allows everyone to learn at their own pace while they play. This allows the parent or teacher to become a partner in the learning process.
Need help with game instructions?
When first learning how to play a game, it’s best to have the cards in hand as you read the instructions. This will help you visualize how the game will progress.
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Curious how to incorporate the games?
There are three ways to access the games:
- Games are included in the RightStart Math curriculum. Lessons will identify what game to play when, either by giving the instructions within the lesson or referencing the Math Card Games book.
- Games are the cornerstone of the RightStart Tutoring programs. Every day’s lesson includes a game to practice the new skill. The RightStart Tutoring Number Sense and RightStart Tutoring Multiplication and Division books have no worksheets — only games for practice. The RightStart Tutoring Fractions book has a few worksheets, but has daily games to play.
- Incorporate games into your current curriculum with the Math Card Games kit. This kit includes number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, clock, and money games. Just what you need!
Read the game’s objectives. This will help you identify which game is best for a topic or need. You will find various games with the same objective. This provides variety while continuing to work on a skill or concept.