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 #6: Money War

Editor's note: Beth Reid is our Canadian blogger and July 1 was Canada Day! Today's game is Money War, Canadian style. For your non-Canadians, don't worry. This game is totally applicable to you too. Enjoy!! Let’s start this blog post with a … [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...]

2019 Summer Game #4: Zero Game

Have you ever wondered how to teach nothing? I’m not talking about taking a break from formal teaching over the summer – although maybe you’re doing that, too! I’m talking about the number zero. The concept of zero can be a struggle for small … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #3: Quotient and Remainder

Question: How do you divide 14 potatoes between 4 people? Answer: Mash them. Hahahaha! Most children do not enjoy solving division problems – especially problems with remainders! However, the Quotient and Remainder game found in the Math Card … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #2: Sum(mer) Building

Sum Building, game A70 from the Math Card Games book, is a puzzle-like game that is quite addicting! In fact, even as I was preparing for this blog, I found myself playing a few rounds instead of starting on dinner.... So, if you need a summer break … [Read more...]