To some children, math can seem daunting and tedious, especially if they suffer from learning disabilities, such as ADHD and/or dyscalculia. In cases where the child is showing difficulty grasping a math fact, fun math games can be the perfect activity in bridging the gaps that become obvious and creating the element of fun while learning the math facts.
Try this Path of Math Game to Have Fun with Math Facts
With this game, you will need to have some kind of materials to create a path, a floor game board, for the child to move along. Try using interlocking colorful foam pieces. Construct the path with turns, to create more of visual stimulation. Consider allow the child to put together the board on their own.
Here is how to play Path of Math Game
Mark the beginning and the end of the path. Have the child, as the game piece, stand at the start of the Path of Math game board (the first piece) and ask a math fact (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). If the child gets it correct, he or she moves one place. However, the child does not move forward until one correct answer is given. Having fun while learning math facts is the goal, so if a child tries a few times and misses, allow them to repeat the correct answer and then move forward.
Adding Difficulty to Path of Math Game
Once a child is improving in the math drills, incorporate another rule to the game. For an example, remove the opportunity to miss a few times and replace it with for each incorrect answer, the child takes one step backwards. Also mix the math facts up to include a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication and a division fact. (Fun math questions like two turtles plus two beavers make it ever more enjoyable for little kids)
Once the child has made it to the end of the Path of Math, they won the game. The game can be played with more than one player, each given their own question and moving at the pace of the correct answers.
Playing Path of Math Anywhere
Path of Math Game is a perfect game to be played anywhere that you find a potential for a floor game. Tile floors, brick pathways, stepping stones or even steps can be perfect ways to making learning math fun and on the go. If that’s the kind of fun you like, learn about our other math games for kids.