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03/11/2020
For some people, there's always been an aversion towards math and this distaste tends to appear during childhood and can negatively affect people's perception of themselves. To avoid this from happening, read this post by The Tutoring Center, Torrance CA.

A resource to diminish, or prevent, this "fear" towards math is to rely upon games that will introduce children to the subject in a smooth and easy way. The following is a list of engaging math games to stimulate your children's curiosity before their first encounter with the subject in elementary school:

The Bank

First, each player must roll a dice and the result will determine the number of cents they will receive. When the children get to 5 or 10 cents, they can redeem the smallest coins for one of a higher value,  the first to reach 20 or 25 cents, wins.

What Time Is It?

Math skills can also be practiced using an analog clock. Invite your children to calculate how much half an hour is, how many minutes an hour has, how many hours are in a day, or how many minutes equals three hours. Also, this is a great way to introduce them to the concept of time at a young age.

"Are We There Yet?"

If your children are always asking this question while on the road, the next time you go on a trip, ask them to calculate the average miles per hour (MPH) of the road trip. You can get the result by dividing the number of miles traveled by the time it took to reach your destination.

Popping Bubbles Competition

Probably the funniest game on the list, this activity can be practiced outdoors: ask your children to count the number of bubbles you make and how many are able to explode. Increase difficulty by asking them to guess the number of bubbles that will form and how many will burst.

Puzzles & Dot-to-Dots

With the help of a tangram puzzle, children will have fun playing with the pieces and identifying different shapes, such as squares, triangles or rectangles. Also, you can find countless apps and games on the internet to introduce them to basic geometry. Connecting dots sharpens toddlers' motor skills and coordination when they link them on a paper sheet. Join this activity with your children and take turns, you can start by drawing two points and connect them with a vertical or horizontal line. Each time one of the players closes a full square, or any other shape, there'll be an extra turn.  Once you've linked all the points, count the number of figures achieved by each one and determine a winner based on the results.

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Coin-Based Games

US currency includes coins starting from 1¢ to 50¢, you can use your extra pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to exercise your children's math skills: the goal is to reach 1 dollar. Though, a game that can appeal to them most is to play client and cashier and ask them to buy toys and goodies with those coins. Plus, you can also teach them to calculate probabilities by throwing a coin into the air. Dice games exercise children's math skills; you can start with sums for the little ones and multiplications for the older ones, by throwing the dice. If you want to increase difficulty, roll at least three dices instead of two.

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Riddles and Guessing Games

You can ask children to write a number from 1 to 20 and have them guessing it by asking if it is an odd or even number, or if it is less than 10, a number multiplied by 5, etc. Once they get it right, you can switch the roles: ask them to try to guess the number that you are thinking about.

Measurements and Divisions

With a ruler and different small objects, ask your children to tell you how much they measure. When you are done, ask them to compare the size of each object. Now, when it comes to divisions you can use coins, toys or prizes to practice sneakily: ask your children to distribute them equally among the players.

Building Constructions

Ask your children to build a tower with as many blocks as they can in 60 seconds. When time runs out, count the number of blocks that make up each tower.

Academic Tutoring in Torrance, CA

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