I am a big believer that ALL games teach valuable skills, but this list does focus on math games that your teen and tween will enjoy. These games reinforce math skills and are some of the games we return to again and again simply because they are fun.
The following list was created in the spirit of playing games that focus on specific subject areas. But please don’t play games that make you miserable, even if they do “teach math”.
I gotta be honest. This was a tough year. I felt the pressure of being pulled in too many directions with a high schooler, two middle schoolers, and an elementary schooler.
It was too difficult for me to homeschool the way I normally like to do things. I like to create my own curriculum by pulling ideas from various sources. I hunt for ideas on Pinterest and from fellow bloggers. But that was too hard for me to accomplish this year and meet everyone’s needs while working a part-time job.
Looking back, I should have selected more “open and go” curriculum this year.
But what can you do?
Despite the difficulties, it was a successful year and everyone made progress in academics and life.
This school year I bought a few bags of lifesavers and poured them into a bowl.
I announced, “Hey kids. If you want a lifesaver, all you have to do is solve a Math 24 card or use one of our Marie’s SAT words in conversation. Daniel (my 7-year-old) can tell me the time on this analog clock instead of solving a math card. I’ll set it for him each morning.”
Is there a limit to how many we can get?
What level do we have to solve on the Math 24 card?
Whatever you think is the best one for you.
How will you know that we did it?
Just bring me the card and show me your brilliant solution or tell me how you used one of our words.
And that was it. Simple. Brilliant. Positive learning energy created all over the house. Continue Reading