Jan 11, 2013
Math is hard for a lot of people. Try remembering the multiplication tables after being out of school for a few years, it’s near impossible for most people. To keep those sorts of things fresh in the old grey matter, the knowledge needs to be used somewhat frequently. This week we will be talking about some different games to help learn and retain some of those math skills.
Addition is one of the most basic methods learned to solve a math problem. Math Maniac give a number and its up to the player to find as many number combinations to add up to the given number. Any combination with the correct answer will work as long as they are entered within the allotted time. In this version of Math Maniac , each time a game is started, it starts from level 1. To restart at a previously reached level, an upgrade needs to be purchased.
For a little more advanced players, Math Attack is a game combining several methods to solve math problems. For example, the problem may consist of multiplication and addition or division and addition. To answer, choose from one of the multiple choices shown. Complete the problem in the allotted time to move forward. Progress and statistics are kept. This way it’s easy t see if there is an increase in time or ability.
Just like a muscle, working out the mind keeps it fit and trim. Test different skills ranging from simple to taking Online World Challenge. This is a times competition to see how fast one can complete 50 basic math problems. The idea of Math Workout is to use it daily. This should help increase the ability to do basic mental math. Something most people need a little work with.
Math Practice Flash Cards
While this one isn’t as much of a game as others, using flashcards can really help with memorizing and problem solving. Create different sets of problems and answer them with either multiple choice or using the number pad. Math Practice Flash Cards works on addition, subtraction, multiplication or division only. If desires, the multiple attempts to answer the problem can be allowed.
When kids are learning math, they need to have it be a bit more entertaining. This helps hold their attention a bit longer and makes the math problems more memorable for them. The levels are timed starting at 30 seconds per problem. All 8 levels need to be completed within the allotted time. Give it a spin and make sure the problems are what your child can handle.