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Come to Collect

Find a deck of cards and get ready to practice your addition and subtraction. Battle for points by flipping over cards and finding their differences. Add up your total earnings to see who wins!

Make a Maze with Drinking Straws!

Recycle old materials to create a fun, brain-teasing maze toy that also strengthens your child's math reasoning skills.

Make Money Make "Cents" to Your Second Grader

Learning about money and working with various monetary values is not only an important part of growing up for your child, but it's also a great way for her to hone her math skills. Try playing this game with your second grader the next time you've got some change lying around.

Close Call: An Addition Card Game

Give this fun addition game a try! Challenge your child to create sums as close to 100 as he can. This requires him to evaluate all possible sums, based on the numbers he is given. He'll learn common patterns in addition as he works out the best plays.

Measurement Scavenger Hunt

Give your second grader a chance to get his feet wet with measurement before he moves onto the more complicated stuff, by trying this activity with him at home.

Blackjack Math

Add with simple fractions in this fun math card game. All you need is a deck of cards, and you're ready to begin! This game is very similar to Blackjack, or 21, but it's entirely kid friendly!

Build Animal Piggy Banks!

Learn about coins and their value by making an animal piggy bank. Here's how to make a lion, pig, or sheep bank - or you can use your imagination to create others.

Slide It

In any other circumstance, sliding playing cards along a table might not seem like a learning activity, but this game is! Take turns sliding cards, estimating their distance from the edge. Then, measure the distance using a ruler, and add up the total to find your score.

Play Terrific Tens Go Fish!

Make practicing addition facts more fun and teach your child some helpful strategies with this spin off of the traditional "Go Fish" game.

The Game of Nim

Check out this simple version of a pairs game that's played all over the world. It's a great way to practice estimating and predicting mathematical outcomes.

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