Playing fun family games can be a great time to get children engaged with some simple maths – like sneaking vegetables into their favourite meal – just choose a game that’s really fun and they will have basically done a week’s worth of homework in the time it takes to set up Monopoly!
Check out the list below of our favourite maths games for children that are easy to play, fun for all the family and of course, represent great pocket money value:
This Dart Board is suitable for children to play with due to it’s plastic darts and special board. Whatsmore, teaching children to play darts can get them practicing their mental maths – they will have to know their 2 and 3 times table up to 20 and will also get better at deducting 2 and 3 digit numbers from one another. Recommended for children age 8 and over.
This set of 6 bright and chunky dice includes 5 regular dice and one 12 sided die. The game is simple to play: children roll the 12 sided die to get a target number, then roll the five 6-sided scoring dice, and add and/or subtract the scoring dice to match their target number. The game comes with a mat and drawstring bag.
A really great way to help childre sharpen up their mental arithmatic. Many Roosterbank parents have found this game an instant hit with children, who love the challenge and enjoy flipping the numbers down. The wooden box it comes in is durable and as a bonus doesn’t look out of place on a coffee table. One of our favourite maths games.
A quick memory game that can be played with 1 or more players. The BrainBox Maths game helps kids sharpen up their maths skills by inrtoducing a range of concepts including: graphs, diagrams and telling the time. The game is recommended for children over 7 years old and will still challenge kids up to 14 years old.
This set of large cards are perfect to play either snap or pairs with, whilst helping the kids brush up on their fractions, percentages and decimals. The set includes 52 bright cards and is aimed at age 7 and over (the age children are introduced to fractions at school). There are loads of other similar Maths card games for children here.