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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.

Make Your Own Abacus!

Countries all around the world have been using the abacus for thousands of years to make math easier. Have your kid make his own abacus to practice arithmetic.

Find the Missing Digit

Okay, identifying place value isn't as fun as eating ice cream, but with a few index cards and a competitive spirit, it can be disguised as a game!

Make a Decision

Looking for a fun way for your child to practice the basics of math? Look no further than this fun card game that utilizes addition, subtraction and multiplication.

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.

Final Count Down

Careful subtraction is an important skill. Flash cards can get repetitive and your child may lose interest in practicing. Try this fun game for an exciting change! On each turn, players roll dice to find the numbers they will need to subtract. Race for the lowest total!

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.

Play Subtraction "War"

"War" is one of those card games that can go on and on and on...and with a few creative twists, guess what? It can teach math skills for hours, too. Here's how.

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.

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.

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