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Math Skills Improve with Math Game

July 13th, 2017

A great game to play during summer vacation to keep up you math skills is the Math Zone. Kids happily do more math with the game than if you give them a workbook to work in. I played The Math Zone with one of my students just the other day and we shot a video of it so you’d know what it is like.

Here is what Heather Jackowitz, Staff Writer, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine had to say about it.

“I really love games that reinforce my children’s lessons. I checked out a math game from Bonnie Terry Learning, The Math Zone. In The Math Zone, the object is to make the most points within a set amount of turns. There are three decks of cards: an operations deck (add, subtract, multiply, or divide), a deck of low numbers for younger children, and a deck of higher numbers for older children. Number cards have two numbers on them. Players choose an operation card and a number card and perform the given task. The answer for each operation is given on the back of the number cards, and players check their own work after calculating the answer. If the answer is correct, the player scores that amount of points. If the answer is incorrect, no points are scored. Bonus operation cards mean you double your total, and Sorry operation cards mean you half your answer. About the hardest problem to solve in the low number deck would be 35 x 7. Children would also need to know their basic division facts, and how to add and subtract with regrouping. In the higher number deck, children would need to be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers like 2457 and 63. I played the game with my third grader, and she beat me a couple of times, because she kept drawing multiplication cards, and I kept getting subtraction! I also noticed that she checked her work more thoroughly than she does with her math lessons! This would be a great game for keeping up skills during summer vacation or whenever you take a break from regular math lessons.”
— Product Review by: Heather Jackowitz, Staff Writer, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Get The Math Zone here. Hope this is helpful. Have fun playing games!

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

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