Build Confidence with ‘Sneaky Math’ Games
What is Sneaky Math?
Math is an essential skill in life, yet many kids struggle with the formal math lessons taught in school and practiced at home. They can be stressful, overwhelming, and often boring. To overcome this while still strengthening your child’s foundational math skills, try what we call ‘sneaky math’ by sneaking in some math through gameplay.
Sneaky Math games
Sneaky math games practice fundamental math concepts in a fun, engaging way. They may not even need numbers to do it! We know that kids learn best through play, so when kids have fun practicing their skills, knowledge is more likely to stick and give them greater confidence at the same time.
Here are a few sneaky math games from SimplyFun that will be sure to entertain while strengthening core math skills.
Acorn Paws: Focusing on early elementary math, Acorn Paws teaches division and remainder concepts. This game uses visuals and manipulatives rather than numerical cues. Players earn their share of acorns as the park squirrels gather all the loose acorns from around town and divide them up. Acorn Paws is for 2-4 players ages 7 and older and takes 15 minutes to play.
Grill Party: Learn ‘more than’ and ‘less than’ concepts by placing and swapping food pieces on the grill to match situations on your food cards. Be the first to match all your cards to win. We can’t promise you won’t get hungry in the process! Grill Party is for 2-5 players ages 8 and older and takes 20-30 minutes to play.
Pelican Cove: Think fast to get your pelicans nested before time runs out in this fast-paced game. Each pelican has their own preferences on the other pelicans they want to nest by. Apply algebraic principles and spatial reasoning to try and make them all happy! Pelican Cove is for 1-5 players ages 8 and older and takes 30 minutes to play.
What is March Mathness?
March Mathness is SimplyFun’s annual, month-long celebration promoting the joy of learning essential math skills through play. It’s the perfect time to stock up on creative and clever math games. To see what’s on sale right now, click here. You’ll be sure to find games that will help your kids learn, and that you’ll enjoy playing too!
Looking for more ways to have fun with math every day? Check out this blog post.