5 fun math games to get your kid excited about back-to-school

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For many parents, it may feel like classes ended not too long ago, but back-to-school season is here. Children in some states are already back in the classroom, while many others are gearing up to go back in the coming weeks.

If the summer is a blur of road trips, afternoons at the pool and not much academics, considering spending some time during the rest of the summer doing fun math games with your kids. Not only are they a great way to spend quality family time indoors, but they can also help prevent “summer slide.”

Resourceful parents know that fun math games are actually all around us. Are you cutting a recipe in half or doubling it when cooking? That’s a math game. Divvying up household chores and figuring out how long they’ll take? Yup that requires math, too.

If, however, you’re looking for more traditional games that include a board, cards and/or colorful pieces, head over to Amazon. There are a surprising number of really fun math games readily available on the site for children of all ages. Check out five top picks below.

1. Proof! Math Game – The Fast Paced Game of Mental Math Magic, $17.99

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If you want to sharpen your child’s mental math skills, order this top-rated card game designed for kids nine and older. It helps children practice multiplication, division, addition, subtraction and square roots.

2. Lydaz Wooden Puzzles Counting Toys, $15.99

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This Wooden Puzzles Counting Toy is a great option for younger kids just learning mathematics basics. It’s colorful and features adorable animals on the cards to make learning addition and subtraction more fun.

3. Educational Insights Math Whiz – Electronic Math Game for Kids Ages 6+, $27.69 (Orig. $34.99)

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For gadget-loving kids, invest in this Electronic Math Game. Ideal for children six and up, this fun math game has eight different levels to test lots of different math skills.

4. School Zone – Math War Multiplication Game Cards, $2.99

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A clever take on a classic game, these Math War Game Cards will help ensure your child’s multiplication skills stay sharp.

5. Adsumudi Math Game – The Monstrously Fun, Smart Game for Kids to Practice Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction, $17.99

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This math game is a great option if you have multiple children or if you’re looking for a game that your child can use for years to come. According to the product description, there are “different levels of play on each card,” and the 52 double-sided cards contain 416 unique challenges.

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