## Books Dice Cards Boardgames

Games for Math by Peggy Kaye

Claudia Zaslavsky wrote outstanding games books that emphasize historical context, try:

Rods, Rods, Rods - Planet Dexter - out of print, but very good if you can find it

Ready, Set, Count, Barron, Marlene (Montessori style resource)

Math Wizardry for Kids by Margaret Kenda, et al

How Math Works by Carol Vorderman

Let’s Play Math, Holt, Michael/Dienes, Zoltan

Books by Marilyn Burns have lots of ideas for dice and card games.

__Chance and probability__

Greedy (Dice game) Posting on the game

Yahtzee! Probability and odds

Number Zones: The Game of Probability and Chance

Rack-O (sequencing, greater and less than concepts, probability)

Doubles Wild (strategy) I got this from RainbowResource

Yahtzee! Probability and odds

Number Zones: The Game of Probability and Chance

Rack-O (sequencing, greater and less than concepts, probability)

__Graphs and Grids:__

Battleship** **– (then do on paper in the car….making it more abstract)

Geoboards** **(see posting)

Bingo** **– prep for graphs – numbers and letters

Blink fast paced card game

Connect Four simple, plays quickly, wide age range

Othello classic strategy game

Sequence combo card and board game, strategy

Mummy Rummy logic, strategy, sets

Mancala is math, just ask Marilyn Burns

Clue (logic)

Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage and Tic Tac Toe are strategy classics

Labyrinth (card game)

Dutch Blitz build sequences 1 to 10 in their own suits

Five Crowns somewhat like rummy, neat game

**Card Games**(try to get the

**Hoyle Anthology**! a huge book of rules to every card game ever invented, --or do your own online searches)

Jigsaw puzzles – spatial relationships, patterns, logic

Toy Spectrum German puzzles

Muggins! Analytical Aerobics for the Mind

Dino Math Tracks

**three games for place value and word equations**Smath like Scrabble, make equations instead of words

Mythmatical Battles multiplication and mythology combined card games

Over and Out Game – Addition and subtraction game

Yahtzee!

**– Multiplication, Addition**Pie in the Sky

**(Fractions and division)**24 Game there are various versions and difficulty

Frog Juice--addition drill but really fun one family's most favorite game ever

Maya Madness--subtraction and negative integers

The Uncle Wiggly Game

All-Star Math Game: + / - Multiplication/Division

Quick Pix Addition

Equate

Pass the Pigs, Uno, Crazy 8's, Sorry, Aggravation, Go Fish

**,**variations of War**and many other old favorites come up frequently**Cluefinder Adventures - There are many levels, most have been greatly enjoyed

Road Adventures by The Learning Company

Math for the Real World

Yoiks!

The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis and other Zoombinis games

Magimixer, 24 game, Ceasar and Cleopatra (takes longer to play), Traffic Jam

Tangrams

**Civilization (I, II & III), Master of Orion II, and Rise of Nati**

**ons.**

**Dr. Brain series, The Incredible Machine series and Sim City.**

**Math Tag:**(Thank you Kay) Just like freeze tag but Mom is always it. Best to do on a play structure not an empty field. When you tag the child you give them a math problem and they are frozen until they answer it correctly.

Presto Change-O board game around making change

Pit game based on stock market bidding

http://www.moneyinstructor.com/ (one family loved this)

EuroRails game based on euros and building

Settlers of Catan Board Game - There is a family of these games, stated for 12 and up

Money QuizmoMr. Money Bags

__Looney Labs__unusual games, we love Flux, Super Nova, Chrononauts and Fictionary

MayFair Games HUGE Game seller site

http://www.familymaths.org.nz/ LMF member reports this has a great resource list and newsletter