Fun Math Activities for Kids

Fun math activities for kids help children acquire mathematical skills. Math is one of the most widely used subjects in the world. Every profession uses some sort of math. That's why it is no coincidence that math is also considered as one of the most important subjects at school!

Math helps the child acquire problem solving skills , skills that he or she will use throughout life. It teaches to organize complicated problems into simple logical steps. Therefore, as kids learn math, they learn to develop a logical entity within themselves which helps them resolve difficult problems.

In this section, we provide you with activity ideas that help develop mathematical skills. Try them, they are also a nice way to spend a fun time with your child.

Bingo Game
Math Race
Math with Tic Tac Toe

Fun Game for Multiplication and Addition Practice (Ages 7-9)


We like fun math activities that involve addition/subtraction, multiplication/division! This activity is an effective and fun way for your child to learn math concepts and significantly improve his or her math skills in no time! Don't hesitate to have your kid create the game with you. He or she will have fun looking for mathematical operations.

Instructions:

  • Get thick card paper, blank paper, pencils, coins or a marker.
  • Use two paper cards. Make a 5x5 square table (5 rows and 5 columns) on each card. Each card then becomes a Bingo card. Inside each square write numbers randomly from 1 to 20.
  • Cut the blank paper in 20 2" x 2" (6 cms x 6 cms) squares. On each square write an appropriate math operation that equals any of the numbers on the Bingo card. For instance, for number 12 write "7+5" or "20-8". Cut each square. Each paper square is now a flash card.
  • Repeat this process on the other blank paper to have operations that equal the numbers in the other paper card containing the table.
  • Put the 40 flash cards in the paper bag or in a basket. To play the game, pull one flash card. If the operation equals one of the numbers on the Bingo card, place a coin on the appropriate number on the Bingo card. Take turns in pulling a flash card from the basket. The player that has first filled his entire Bingo card with coins wins.
  • You can play the same game but this time with multiplications and divisions. We recommend this for kids aged 8-9. On the Bingo card game write 25 numbers randomly. This time don't hesitate to put big numbers like 48 or 64! On each flash card, you can put the appropriate operation like 8 x 8 or 128 : 2. You can customize the game to include even more flash cards!

Benefits:

your kid will learn his addition and multiplication tables in no time. He may even become interested in mathematical operations and equations! Enjoy fun math activities for kids!

You can also download this game here. Just click on the link below and print the document.


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Bingo Game



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Math Race (Ages 7-9)


With this fun game, your kid will feel more comfortable with addition and subtractions, and also multiplications!

Instructions:

  • Get white paper, pencils, black markers.
  • Cut 4 sheets of paper in 20 sheets. On each sheet write numbers from 1 to 10 twice.
  • Cut a sheet of paper in 6 sheets. On each sheet write the signs "+", "-" and "x".
  • Put all the sheets with the numbers in the bag. Put the signs ("+", "-", "x") in another bag.
  • Each player should take turns in pulling two cards from the first bag (numbers) and one card from the second bag (signs).
  • Place the 3 cards on a desk and ask your child to calculate the addition, subtraction or multiplication.
  • Put the cards back in the bags.
  • The first player to reach 50 wins the game!

Benefits:

Helps your child learn his addition, subtraction and multiplication tables in a fun way. Nice way to spend an afternoon with your child participating in fun math activities.

You can also download this game here. Just click on the link below and print the document.To open this document will need to use Adobe Acrobat. If you do not already have it installed on your computer, download it here.


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Math Game



Online Graphing Calculator
Meta calculator is free online graphing calculator that can graph up to 5 equations, has advanced statistical capabilities including standard deviation, T-tests, regressions and also can multiply,divide and find the inverse of matrices.


Multiplication Practice with Tic Tac Toe (Ages 7 -9)


In this activity, you child can practice multiplication while having fun. Multiplication practice doesn't have to be a chore!

Instructions

  • Get a calculator and two pencils of different colors.
  • Players take turns in selecting boxes. The player that answers correctly marks the box with his name and gets 100 points.
  • If the player answers three boxes in any row, column or diagonal, he or she gets an additional 100 points.
  • Play until all boxes have been answered. The player that gets the most points wins.

Benefits:

You can have two children of about the same age play this game. Fun math activities like this one help kids practice multiplication and learn to solve operations.

You can also download this game here. Just click on the link below and print the document. To open this document will need to use Adobe Acrobat. If you do not already have it installed on your computer, download it here

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Tic Tac Toe



Smart-kid-educational-games.com also offers free math tables that your child can use to improve his or her math skills and play these fun math activities. Just click on the link below and print the table.

addition table
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Addition Table
subtraction table
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Subtraction Table

multiplication table
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Multiplication Table

division table
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Division Table


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