- The Array or Area Game. In this game, opponents roll the dice to make a graphic rectangular representation from the dimensions of an area. Once a player is out of space for placing a rectangle in their area, its curtains and the game is over! Kids learn to not only draw the dimensions of a rectangle but also learn to strategize its placement.
- In the Coordinate Plane, plotting coordinates on a graph create a graphic. It is easy to get confused, so remember to first plot the X coordinate, then the Y coordinate. Once you are done, a super cute graphic pops up as your reward.
- Is it a Prime Number?... is next on the list. And this is pretty creative. As players must select answers using a 2-point touch, there are many ways to achieve this…1 finger on each hand, thumb, and forefinger on one hand, or 2 fingers on one hand to promote hand separation skills. A Nice touch here as many teachers and therapists can take advantage of different ways to elicit an answer. After finding one answer, the second point in touching a response can be delayed. They do not need to be simultaneous which is a giant plus as fine motor skills can be developed over time
- Multiplication is sparring off to solve as many problems as you can. Again using 2-point touch, try and see if you or your partner has the multiplication chops they need to finish and win.
- Place Value is a very strategic game. Rolling of the dice needs to be fewer than ten. Here, a creative teacher may also place numbers in a hat or container so that they do not need to explain why a roll of dice over 9 is irrelevant. Once a number is obtained, plan its placement within the tens of thousands. One slippery move of placing a number at a lower value marker could mean losing the game. Once all five place values have been given an attribute, the highest number wins!
- Addition Bomb Game is a gas, and will have you thinking on your toes! Be the first to add up selected numbers from a grid to 15. It sounds easy but if you’ve chosen 9, and six has been played... you need to rethink your strategy and see if 4 and two are available before your partner swoops it up.
- The addition is a fast paced game meant to tap into automatic reactions, proving the assimilation of the material. Using the 2-point touch and formatting already presented in the earlier games makes it a snap to start in right away with play.
- Multiples of a Given Number is also a 2 finger touch game. Choose the multiples of a number. Both sides have different challenges to ensure that each side is working on his/her personalized challenge. It also provides the opportunity for others to help when a player is stuck.
Math Game 2 Players by Red Hong and powered by Kids 17 Fun is a new approach to practicing basic math facts and skills. By having the element of competition, kids will happily engage because of the fun and camaraderie built into the gameplay. The game is built for kids in second to fifth grades and uses traditional game manipulatives (dice) in addition to the iPad. The app consists of 8 mini-games covering an expanse of goals and objectives in early math curricula. Let’s take a look under the hood, and see what’s happening. On opening, choose a game: