Math Games Every Student Needs To Play!
Have you ever wondered why so many people hate math? It’s not that it’s without its charms—the thrill that comes from solving a problem and arriving at the correct answer is unparalleled. Then why do students still abhor it?
The answer’s staring us right in the face—although we choose not to see it. The problem isn’t math, but how we teach it.
Teachers often make math out to be a chore. It’s presented as dry, dull, depressing. So what can you, as a parent, do to make math more fun for your child?
It’s simple: you make a game out of it!
Hopscotch math is one of our favorites in this list, because it isn’t just a mental exercise, but also a physical exercise. All you have to do is draw a hopscotch grid and fill it up with numbers and symbols such as x, +, =, etc. There can be several ways of getting an answer out of them—be creative and make one up!
Passing the Ball
And no, we don’t mean the same old boring pass the ball game.
This one’s for a whole class of students. Make all the children stand in a circle, give them a ball, ask them a math problem (that can be solved mentally), and instruct them to pass the ball. The student must answer the question before the ball comes back to them.
In order for them to remain inside the circle, they must continue answering questions correctly. You can make up your own rules as you go, and even turn this into a fun physical activity.
Have you ever seen someone sitting serenely in a park, busy trying to do a crossword that looks odd—because the crossword isn’t made of words, but numbers? The game’s called Sudoku, and it’s a must-play if you want to sharpen your math mind!
There are a lot of things you can achieve with Sudoku. From boosting concentration to positively impacting memory, and from improving logical thinking to stimulating the mind—this is one game that’s the perfect mental workout routine!
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