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Giving the kids in your life opportunities to experience math in a collaborative, non-graded environment is one of the best ways to build their math confidence. With these games, all you need is a little Math Power!

Skip, Skip, GO!

This is a variation on the much loved Duck, Duck, Goose but with a skip counting twist. A perfect activity ANYTIME you need to get the wiggles out!

Goal: Played in the same manner as Duck, Duck, Goose - if you're "it" don't lose your seat

Skill: Skip Counting, Multiplication

Number of Players: 6 or more

Pico Fermi Nada

This logic game leads players to use educated guesses to deduce a secretly chosen number. Much like Sherlock Holmes, your kids will be deducing digits in no time!

Goal: Players take turns deducing a secret 3 digit number

Skill: Mathematical Reasoning, Place Value

Number of Players: 2 or more

What's My Rule?

Make up your own rule, and with just a paper and pencil, you’ll have all players guessing what’s on your mind. It's a race to figure out What's My Rule?

Goal: Players take turns guessing a rule for a set of numbers

Skill: Mathematical Reasoning

Number of Players: 2 or more

Buzz

Take turns counting numbers but careful – some numbers will get you buzzed out! Play it with friends and family and you’ll soon be buzzing with math energy!

Goal: Players count skipping numbers that meet a certain rule

Skill: Multiplication, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2 or more, ideal for big groups

Mental Math

Here's a quick series of games sure to sharpen mental math skills!

Goal: Practice mental math acrobatics

Skill: Computational Fluency

Number of Players: 2 or more

Twelve and You're Out

You can say one number or two or three, but watch out, you don't want to be the one saying 12 because Twelve and You're Out!

Goal: The last player "in" wins

Skill: Counting, Logical Reasoning

Number of Players: 2-4

Aim for Zero

Start from a large number and subtract your way down. You can aim for zero but it's going to take other players' help to get there!

Goal: Be the first player to reach zero

Skill: Subtraction, Number Sense

Number of Players: 2 or more

Number Tic Tac Toe

You've probably played Tic Tac Toe, but have you tried this Math Powered version?

Goal: Complete any row, column, or diagonal so that two of the three numbers add up to the third

Skill: Number Sense, Mathematical Reasoning

Number of Players: 2 or play collaboratively