Board games can be a fun way for older elementary kids to practice math skills, plus it’s a great family activity! Games with a financial theme require kids to manage their bank accounts, decide whether to take an investment risk, and pay their expenses. Games such as Monopoly, Pay Day, Life, and Mall Madness are a few examples.
Some games require counting and strategy. Games such as Yahtzee and Rummikub involve adding numbers and using strategy. In Yahtzee your child will use counting skills and decision making skills to try to get the highest score. In Rummikub, your child will use counting and sequencing skills, and since the tiles can constantly be re-arranged by another player, thinking skills are a must!
Have fun with math!