And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fun Family Math Game

This cold, snowy weather has given us the change to play some family games. Last night we tried Math Dice Chase(the latest item I received for review from ThinkFun). This fast paced game includes 4 giant die and a carrying bag. Each dice has 12 sides with numbers on them,

Math Dice Chase is quick to learn and easy to play. 4 players sit in a circle and 2 players opposite one another begin the game. They each get 2 of the die. They roll and state the numbers shown as a multiplication problem. They must give the answer. Once they do they pass the die to the player next to them. When someone gets stuck with both sets (by not answering quickly enough), they are out. This is very similar to the game hot potato. You don't want to get stuck with the dice so you must say and answer the problem as fast as possible.

 This is so much more fun than just saying multiplication tables! It can also be used for addition or subtraction. Both of our kids had a great time playing. I can see this being a great time out from "regular" school time. As you can see above, the pieces are also fun for stacking while you wait on your family to get their snacks.

It is recommended for ages 8 and up but if you were practicing addition or multiplication, it would be fine with younger kids. The game is quick so no worries about littles getting bored.

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