I hate flash cards. So does my son. These fun card games teach math facts for addition and subtraction up to 20. (And a little more besides...)
Math Solitaire for Two
Engage your third-grader in this version of the classic game and she will get lots of practice using mental math to solve addition and subtraction problems.
I always used to peek over my grandma's shoulder as she played Solitaire. There's something special about playing this with my son.
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.
Maybe you think Go Fish is to babyish for a third grader? We played with cards that led to sums up to 20 and it was a blast.
Turn Over Ten: An Addition Game
Make practicing addition facts more fun and teach your child the helpful strategy of adding quickly to 10 in this fun and easy-to-make card game!
True, it's a bit of a pain to make the cards, but you can use them for this activity and also Play Terrific Tens Go Fish.
Math Facts Secret Codes
For most second graders, a good secret code is just about irresistible. Here's one that builds math facts while you're at it!
Secret Codes. Need I say more?...
Pyramid Math Card Game
This pyramid card game is a fun way to help your child learn addition and subtraction. Best of all, itâs quick to set up and easy to play.
These directions are a bit complex, but the game is simple once you get the hand of it. It's easier to play then explain I think-- so just do a sample round as a practice for getting the rules down.
This fun, addition focused take on the classic card game War is a great way to help your child get a strong hold on addition.
You don't need to use a pencil and paper for this, but you can. If not, it's a great way to practice mental math.
Close Call: An Addition Card Game
Create addition problems using critical thinking skills in this fun second grade math card game.
A very cool choice for a group of kids. Not for math fact, per se, but does practice addition and place value.
Addition has never been much fun as it is with this super-risky, ultra-competitive card game. The player who ends up with the lowest score is the winner!
This one is a good choice for a classroom, but a little academic for home.
Multiples of 10
Trying to find sums of groups of multiples is a great way to practice your addition. Be sure to double check your work. If you clear all of the cards, you win!
Easy rules make this a quick one.
Play Subtraction "War"
Play this "subtraction war" card game with your second grader and watch his math facts mastery leap forward!
Just like the game "War" you remember as a kid, but with subtraction.