Teach Math to Kids Utilizing Cost Savings Gam...

Teach Math to Kids Utilizing Cost Savings Games (Chess, Dominoes, Sudoku ...)
by Sara Mays

Mathematics is a very important subject since it plays a major role in developing the educational attainment of a child. Math games also have a big contribution in making them interested in learning. Maintaining your child's interests can be very daunting to you as parent and for them as well. But they will be able to focus on subject if you teach them with the use of power of games.

Math is a dreaded subject for most students and it they will need tools to help comprehend it better. Here are some games that will surely help you to captivate your child's heart and mind to learn this subject.


This board game can help your child develop their logical thinking. It requires your child to identifying patterns in order to successfully play the game. For older kids, they will be able to improve their tactic skills that are needed in answering math problems because chess is a game that requires thinking ahead and planing your moves out. This kind of game requires much more concentration than they would need in school and that creates game stress which can simulate testing situations.


Dominoes is a great game to help students improve their counting skills. They can be used to introduce fractions in a fun and exciting way. Kids will be able to know how to add, subtract or multiply using tiles while they play. They will be able to develop their identification of pattern skills which is very useful in facing more complicated concepts in the future.

Sudoku for Kids

A standard Sudoku is composed of nine by-nine grid divided into nine three-by-three squares. Each column and row should contain the numbers 1 to 9 only once. This puzzle game can improve also the concentration and focus of the student. This games requires you to use reasoning and logical skills to fill out the square. Often you have to make a "best" guess to attempt to find the solution. Sudoku creates logical reasoning skills for your child which are helpful life is all about logical reasoning.

Dice Games

Dice games are very portable and cheap and have been used for entertainment for centuries. They can be played anywhere at anytime which makes the portability of dice so valuable. Moreover, it helps younger kids in counting and for older children and improves their addition skills. Indeed, this game is great for them because some games require adding dice quickly and every time the dice roll it becomes a pop quiz. Dice games allow you to conveniently play with friends and family, anywhere and anytime.

Card Games

There are several kinds of card games that are being incorporated to math. A more notable fun card game is BINGO. To play Bingo children need to mark all the 5 boxes in one line by answering some questions which can easily created and modified. The rules are very simple so kids will really enjoy bingo because it complex like Rummy.

These games have benefits for kids especially when it comes to math. The most important benefit that they learn is that they learn how to interact and speak with others. It creates and forces them to discuss the rules; exchange turns, and challenge each other. Hence, they are able to practice their thinking ability all the time for answering problems; they often improve their listening and speaking skills as a result.


While playing games they learn about what good sportsmanship is all about. There can often be bitter feelings when losing a game but when they are playing educational math games there isn't a losing side. It is often over looked that we learn more from loses than our wins.


Utilizing board games, dice games and card games provide relatively cheap entertainment and a great return on investment compared to video games because video games lack the dynamic interaction with peers, all while having fun. If we focus on creative a positive, and fun learning environment your children will thrive causing them to more focused on what fun is all about, learning!

About the Author

Sara Mays is an math enthusiast who love teaching kids math by making it more effective with games. By using games she is able to break through and help those kids that are struggling. She takes pride in creating opportunities teaching kids.

Do you want to learn how to teach your child more effectively by using games of math. Visit my website at KidsLoveMath.com for helpful tips to make math easy, exciting and fun!