We’re headed back to school this week. And along with back to school shopping and registering for classes and all the other stuff (haircuts! New shoes!) we need to do, it’s time for everyone to crack down and refresh what they learned last year.
One of the ways the kids like to do this is by playing computer and tablet math games. The games are fun, and the kids enjoy them, and at the same time they’re refreshing math skills they learned last year and getting ready for new ones. Here are a few of our favorite math games to play:
5 Awesome Math Games to Play With Your Kids:
1.) Cool Math Games — From Marshmallow’s Escape which uses physics to help a marshmallow escape an alien spaceship (just…go with it), to Papa’s Freezeria which helps kids practice counting and time management, there are tons of fun math games on this site. I will say, not all the games on this site are math-related, so keep an eye on what your kids are playing. But there are some good ones on here.
2.) PBS Kids — such a great website for preschoolers. There are games to teach preschoolers just about anything from shape and number recognition to counting, with beloved PBS characters.
3.) Math Dice — ok, not an online game. We play this with actual dice — you can buy Math Dice at the store, or you can use regular dice (but obviously they only go up to six). There are tons of games you can play with dice — roll them and have your child add or multiply the numbers. They can race against you, or you can set the timer for a minute and see how many they get right each day. Or try one of these six math dice games.
4.) ABCya — I like this site because it’s broken up by subject (are you learning letters or numbers?) and grades from kindergarten through 5th. So your child can practice right at their grade level. They use fun ideas like animals, race cars, and paintball wars to teach math concepts and facts for each grade. My kids love this one.
5.) Math Playground — another website where you can pick your grade level, up to 6th grade, and play games. Also, they have a link to the super-addicting 2048, which I play all the time. And I’m not even in school anymore.
So this year, all four kids are in school. And we got a notice that two of the kids should really have their own laptops. It makes sense. My daughter is participating in a special STEM program at her junior high, and my son is in an advanced math class that will be taught all online. They need computers to do their work, and at home, they need an internet provider that’s going to keep up with them.
Even the younger kids have online homework — and my husband and I do a lot of work online as well. Afternoons are Crazy Computer Time around here. So we need the fastest wifi from XFINITY to make sure all of us can get our work done. And we work all over the house, in bedrooms and the basement and the kitchen table. We need internet everywhere in the house.
And on Fridays, when we can relax for a bit after a busy week of school, we like to chill on the couch with a movie.
XFINITY X1 helps the kids find good, kid-friendly programming. Families with XFINITY X1 can do smart searches, use the voice remote and advanced filtering and chose different languages (when the kids need to take a language in high school, I’m thinking this will be a great feature to help them learn, too!).
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