Children learn quicker if the chore is fun. Learning math is no exception. Math topics include statistics, numbers, arithmetic, geometry, measurement, time, and money. The aim of introducing problem solving games to children of all ages is to increase their skills in math and to make learning fun.
The choices are virtually endless. Go into any bookstore or toy store and you will find thousands of different games, puzzles, books of math problems and solutions to choose from.
On the internet, you will find a multitude of sites that offer games for children of all ages.
Coolmath-games.com is a free online site that has many choices, for example ‘Run 2’ and ‘All Games A-Z’. According to their advertisement, “Coolmath was designed for the frustrated, the confused, the bored students of the world”.
Math Playground.com offers games about everything connected to mathematics. On the site, you can choose the appropriate age and a choice of hundreds of games and puzzles.
Primary Games.com offers math games online. You choose the appropriate age and the skill you want to develop. The games have an added bonus in that the child is timed and a score is recorded. The next time the child plays the game; there is competition built-in with SmartScore so the child can try to beat the previous score.
Math Games.com has free math practice games designed for Pre Kindergarten to Grade 8. The games are designed to give immediate feedback to the player. This site also has free apps for tablets, iphones, and Smartphones.
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