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#1 of 4 Old 08-06-2012, 11:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a soon to be first and third grader that go to public school but I'm trying to start a study club, with an empasis on math, for my two girls and their two friends (sisters that will also be in the first and second grade).


I am hoping to involve two or three other girls, in grades 1 - 3 and at least one 9 year old (entering 4th grade?).


I have saved a room at the local library for tomorrow night for our first meeting and I have some math related board games for up to 4 kids (Pizza Math and Mummy Math).


I’m willing to invest in a second box of Pizza Math or Mummy Math (for an additional four players) but I wonder how complicated that would be.


I’d appreciate any suggestions on fun and engaging (but not too easy) games using items that are readily available (a basic set of flash cards, dice, etc.)


I anticipate starting with addition to get back in the groove and working our way up to subtraction.





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With regular cards (minus face cards) my kids like "go to the dump" which is played with cards 1-9 or ace-9 and rather than matching like Go Fish you match things that add up to 10 (1+9, 2+8, 3+7, etc) to put your sets down. Addition war is good too, like regular War but each puts 2 cards down and says the addition problem they make, whoever's adds up to the most keeps all of them.


I'd love some ideas too because I want to do more games and less work with my 1st grader this year.

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Thanks for the ideas. 


I don't like math and I don't like cards so it's been a bit of a challenge to come up with anything.


If anybody else thinks of anything please let me know.



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There's an inexpensive card game - 7 ate 9 - which I have been eyeing on amazon.  It's addition and subtraction together.

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