FUN LEARNING MATHS GAMES
The best way to practise Maths skills is while children are having fun because it gives maximum results for time expended, it helps foster cooperative relationships between family members and it sets up a positive attitude for future Maths learning... Learning Maths can be fun.
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I've found when playing learning games children often don't realize they're learning maths at all.
I've listed some fun learning games below which children enjoy playing.
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For ease I've divided these games into:
â€‹Prep or Kindy (35 Year Olds, )
Grade 1 or 2 (67 Year Olds,) and
Grades 3 or 4 (89 Year Olds.)
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You can click on the grade level above that is most appropriate to your needs.
Scroll through the parent information there then click on the game you want to view.
Maths Games 35 Year Olds
Prep or Kindergarten
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MY FAVOURITES ARE IN CAPITAL LETTERS
This Free Fun Learning Maths Games Page provides advice for parents to best help identify the concepts and mathematical language they could be using while playing games with their children which helps make the learning experience as rich as possible.
So if we take a look at some of the Maths skills covered by the six above mentioned learning games you'll see.
Mathematical Concepts Covered

Counting to Ten

Rote 110

Real counting accurately using Conservation of Number

Understanding that numerals (numbers) represent a numerical value

Number Recognition to 10

Recalling the correct sequence of numbers to ten, knowing what number comes immediately before or after a number to ten

Approximation of numbers to 10

Keeping score
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Mathematical Language Covered

What before and after means relating to a number sequence

What more, less, or 'how many' means

What add, minus or takeaway is
In addition to revising and building on the above mentioned skills and concepts from the first six games these additional Maths skills are covered by this collection of nine games.
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Mathematical Concepts Covered

Counting to Ten

Recognizing number patterns e.g. Dice

Counting on from a particular number

Matching a Numeral with the amount it's representing

Making equal collections according to number

Recognition of the concept of money and realizing that it's used to represent a numerical value

Developing Skills of Classification and Comparison

Colour identification

Size Comparison

Shape Comparison

Type Comparison

Ordering according to size
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Mathematical Language Covered

What a group or collection is

What the same and different means

Developing a Language of Classification: Specific Colours (red, blue, yellow, green, etc) patterns (plain, stripes, spots, etc,) size (larger, smaller,) type ( names of animal sub groups,) etc

Developing a Language of Comparison: big, bigger, biggest, huge, enormous, small, smaller, smallest, tiny, high, higher, tall, taller, tallest, lighter coloured, darker coloured, etc
In addition to revising and building on the above mentioned skills and concepts from the first fifteen games these additional Maths skills are covered by this collection of three games.
Mathematical Concepts Covered

Counting to Ten

Recognizing number patterns e.g. Dice

Understanding that you can 'Bank' an amount and count on making addition quicker and more accurate

Seeing patterns of ten in rows and understanding they are the basis for building our numerical system

Experimenting with real items to twenty, then fifty then one hundred and beyond

Introducing numerals to twenty

Exposing children to a number chart to 100

Developing a Concept of Symmetry

Identifying real examples of symmetry in every day life

Making examples of symmetrical shapes
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Mathematical Language Covered

What symmetry and symmetrical mean

What opposite and reverse means

Development of a range of prepositions related to a 2D example: above, next to, below, further away, close to, etc
Fun Maths Games 57 Year Olds
Grade 1 and Grade 2
These six fun learning Maths Games build upon some of the Maths skills covered by the eighteen above mentioned learning games. Some of the new skills are:
Mathematical Concepts Covered

Counting to Thirty and beyond

Rote 130 from memory

Real counting accurately to 30 using Conservation of Number

Using a marker on a numeral to 30 as a visual means of keeping score

Rote 150 from memory

Understanding that numbers represent a numerical value and their position denotes value. For example The 3 in the numeral 37 represents 30

Developing an awareness that the order of the numbers in a numeral (from left to right) changes the value of the numeral. e.g 54 is greater than 45

Increasing awareness of rote counting to 100 emphasizing transitions to the next lot of ten

Increasing awareness of Number recognition to 100

Addition and Subtraction to 30

Adding multiple combinations to 30

Subtracting from 30 using a score card to keep track

Increasing speed of addition

Identifying and recalling number combinations e.g. 6 +4 = 10

Developing an Awareness of the Concept of Multiplication

Building on array work to recall 10 X tables

Jumping numbers to create even numbers

Learning 10 x tables and recalling them at speed

Multiplication: Becoming aware of odd and even numbers

Learning 2 x tables and recalling them at speed

Learning 5 x tables and recalling them at speed
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Mathematical Terms Covered

Addition: Add, total, plus, sum, altogether

Subtraction: Subtract, take away, minus, left over, remainder

Approximation: Guess, approximate, greatest, least, exact, closest to

Multiplication: lots of, multiply, times
These additional six fun Maths Games build upon the Maths skills previously covered by the twenty four sequential learning games above. Some of the new skills are:
Mathematical Concepts Covered

Counting to Thirty and beyond

Developing an awareness that the order of the numbers in a numeral (from left to right) changes the value of the numeral. e.g 35 is lower than 53

Addition and Subtraction to 30

Identifying and recalling number combinations to ten e.g. 6 +4 = 10

Increasing speed of addition in abstract form

Developing an Awareness of Fractions

Dividing a shape into equal sized amounts and naming the fraction

Following directions to divide accurately
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Mathematical Terms Covered

Addition: Add, plus, total, sum, altogether

Subtraction: Subtract, take away, minus, left over, remainder

Approximation: Guess, approximate, greatest, least, exact, closest to

Fractions: divide, cut, equal amounts, half, quarters, thirds, remainder, left over, whole

Multiplication and Division: multiples, multiply, divide by
Fun Maths Games for 78 Year Olds
Grade 3 and Grade 4
These twelve fun Maths Games build upon the Maths skills previously covered by the twenty four sequential learning games above. Some of the new skills, concepts and language are:
Mathematical Concepts Covered

Counting to One Thousand

Increasing awareness of Number recognition to 1000

Developing an ability to determine where a number sits between 1 and 1000... What numbers are ahead or behind it.

Recognizing the value of position within numbers to 1000 and creating the largest value possible with four numbers

Addition and Subtraction to 30

Increasing speed of addition in abstract form to include up to four numbers (Mental arithmetic)

Identifying and recalling number combinations

Subtracting using mental arithmetic

Predicting and estimating addition options to create a specific total

Developing an Awareness of Fractions

Dividing a shape into equal sized amounts and naming them

Increase awareness of equivalent fractions

Developing an Awareness of the Concept of Multiplication

Learning 3 x tables and recalling them at speed

Learning 4 x tables and recalling them at speed

Multiplying random numbers together and checking with concrete materials

Recognizing and Predicting what number will come next in a pattern

Estimating multiplied values

Using a Combination of Mathematical Strategies Simultaneously

Using the best combined strategies to reach a specific number

Increasingly moving from the use of concrete materials and visual representations to abstract maths
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Mathematical Terms Covered

Addition: between, following, after, approximately, combine, remove, reduce by,

Multiplication and Division: solution, pattern, predict

Fractions: equivalent, equal, fair division, remainder
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