Preparing for Summer: DIY Math Game

Preparing for Summer: DIY Math Game

Beth Callaghan
May 23, 2012

It's infamous: the "summer slide", when kids are out of school and supposedly forget 40% of what they learned that year. Whether you find your kids sliding or not, you will likely appreciate this DIY math board game from Mama Jenn, just in time to fill some of those summer days with fun and learning.

The game is simple but clever, requiring any number of players to roll two die, one of which tells them a computation (add or subtract) and the other that gives them a numerical amount. Players move their game pieces the correct amount in the right direction, and the winner is the first person to move "off the grid"; that is, to complete the math problem that takes them beyond 100 or under 0.

Jenn provides the downloads you need to make the game yourself, and it requires minimal time and minimal investment in supplies. What's more, this game is part of a series she posted recently with 10 DIY math games you can choose from.

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