We love games in our house, especially when they tie in academic subjects and can legitimately enhance our school day.
And, we also have found that speed drills rank right up there with folding laundry for activities most desired to be avoided.
Pyramath cards attack both these issues in one hit. Kids can practice their math facts in a fun way, competitive or solo with this creative deck of cards.
Details : Pyramath is produced by I See Cards and offers a fun, easy to learn card game for one or two players. Players must use a variety of math operations and thinking skills to complete their pyramid of numbers
Price : $6.95 for one deck, also comes in various bundles with their other products
What we loved . . .
- Fun, fun, fun. Some educational games are a bit of a stretch in the fun department. Not in this case. Pyramath is simple, really does help build math skills, and is downright fun. My kids liked playing and watching, while trying to bite their tongue so as not to give away any moves that the players missed.
- Easy to learn. About all you need to do is open the box — okay, and spend less than five minutes reading the basic rules. Deal out seven cards and the game begins. Players simply flip over one card at a time from the pile and try to find a place for it by adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing any pair of numbers next to each other.
- Online version available. Don’t spend too much time there, but they do have an online version that you or your kids can play. This was a great hold-me-over while I waited for my deck to arrive.
- Reasonable price, and a discount! These cards present an affordable addition to any math curriculum, and a discount is available if you join their fan page on facebook and use the code provided there.
- One or two player. This is great for kids to pull out during a little dead time during the school day. Maybe they are waiting for you to finish with another student to give them a hand with their work, or they want a change of pace for their speed drills, or maybe they are motivated by a little competition. Pyramath fits the bill in all those situations.
Some considerations . . .
- Sometimes the cards don’t work out right. We have played MANY times and every now and then you just get stuck. Just the way the cards are dealt as the saying goes, but in this case it is literally so. No problem, just pick them up and start again. We’ve never gotten stuck twice in a row.
- Limited with younger kids. If your kids are only learning their addition or maybe subtraction facts, you will find fewer options for card placement. You can still play with them and they will likely enjoy it, but it is best used with kids already using all four math operations.
Pyramath brought us a simple solution to the continuing issue of solid math computation. The fact that kids enjoy it makes it a keeper. Loving this handy little deck of cards!
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Disclaimer: This card game was provided to me free of charge through I See Cards as part of my participation in The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew. I received no additional compensation and the opinions expressed here come from my personal experiences and sincere thoughts.