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Equate: The Equation Thinking Game

4.2 out of 5 stars 68 customer reviews

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  • Have fun creating equations crossword-style.
  • Includes a laminated playing board, 190 tiles, and 4 racks behind which players hide their tiles.
  • Ages 8 through adult. 2 to 4 players.
  • Great for the family or classroom
  • Easy to learn
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4099229 Features: -Equation Thinking Game. -Fun creating equations crossword-style game. -Include a laminated playing board, 190 tiles, and 4 racks behind which players hide their tiles. -Ages 8 through adult, 2 to 4 players. -Great for the family or classroom. -Easy to learn. -Overall Dimensions: 10'' H x 10'' W x 2'' D.

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Equate looks a bit like Scrabble--for aspiring mathematicians, that is. Designed by a real mathematician, it works like this: You put down tiles on a board and make points by correctly completing simple equations. Your nine tiles include both numbers and mathematical symbols; you can add on to previous plays both vertically and horizontally. Learn simple stuff (like what division is) and more sophisticated ideas (like the order of precedence among arithmetic operations). It all adds up. --Richard Farr

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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 2 x 10 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Origin: China
  • ASIN: B00004U1RA
  • Item model number: 4099229
  • Our recommended age: 5 years and up
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,475 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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We played the game with gifted kids and adults age 9-40-plus and were surprised to find the kids were able to hold their own. But, like scrabble, the turns take forever! And, the scrabble concept doesn't really work well with the operators (=.+,-); too soon you run out of space on the sides as equations are much longer than words. You can't put two equations as close as two words and so there is much less opportunity for creativity in placing your pieces (e.g. you cannot make two equations in two directions; sometimes there are only one or two locations where it is possible to add an equation). We were getting scores of 10-30 points per turn, then one person added the following to an existing equation "0 X 34567 5/6 +." By hitting a triple equation score and got more than 270 points on one hand thereby effectively ending the game that had been relatively even. It seemed unfair even to him! Great idea flawed by long waits and poor design; unlikely to play it twice. C
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My sister actually found this game and my daughter played it at her house with my sister's husband. She liked it so much that we decided to buy it. As most parents, I'm always looking for ways to supplement my daughter's education. This turned out to be a fun way to get my daughter to think about math differently. Because she liked scrabble, she already knew the basic ideas about tile placement. We made it a little easier by allowing her to ask for help but she had to check our equations or finish them. The game is long but could be stopped at any time and I do agree that the plastic is not as nice as wood. However, in general, she asks to play this board game (which allows for more math practice) and it's definitely fun for the whole family.
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I hate math, but this game is fun.

I remember improving my spelling and vocabulary with Scrabble. I was hoping this would do the same with math for my daughter. So far, so good. It's given my daughter great self-confidence in Math. She was doing division with fractions in the game, which she hasn't learned yet in school.

Only complaint:The tiles are cardboard and thin. Easy to lose, but they come in a ziploc type bag.
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For those who like Scrabble and like math, this is the game. My son wants to play it all the time. The biggest set back is, as the directions state, it is a very long game. We haven't actually finished one yet. The directions mention that a game played by inexperienced Equate players can easily take 2-4 hours. Those players with experience actually take long as they make the equations much more complicated. I think I would have started off with the junior tiles even though my 4th grader is classified as a 6th+ in math and my spouse and I have very strong math backgrounds.
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I have a 7.5 year old son who is in 2nd grade but is working on math at the 4th grade level. He is the type of boy who is very atheletic, very active, and somewhat distractible. He doesn't like any of the other board games we have tried, except Sorry!. Monopoly, Blokus, and Rummikube all bored him. He does like chess and checkers. He got this game for Christmas, and HOORAY, he loves it! He has no trouble with the rules. The fractions are helping him review how to multiply and divide one fraction by another. He focused on the game. A+!

Better yet, my husband and I find it fun too! We played it the other night with him, and after he went to bed, we continued on the game for another 45 minutes. It's challenging for adults, which you can't say about too many games you usually play with your elementary school kids.

Now for some tips. The tiles included have addition, multiplication, subtraction, and division signs, whole numbers between 0 and 9, and a bunch of fractions. Mostly easy ones, like 1/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, etc, but there are some tougher ones like 5/6 and 2/6 in there. Your kid will need to know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers AND fractions to play with this set of tiles. I'd say 4th or 5th grade level of math. Otherwise, order the Junior set of tiles to go with this game board. Those tiles have more addition and subtraction signs, and no fractions. I see there is an advanced set that lets you do negative numbers and more complex equations, too, which we will definitely get as he gets older.

The only drawback, honestly, is that the tiles are made of really thick cardboard. They aren't really plastic tiles like I remember from Scrabble.

This game is great for the kid who loves math.
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About as educational as you can get for 2nd-4th grade. One of the few ways to brush up on math skills with my 7 yrs old outside the evening homework. Once scoring is done, will work together trying to use up all of the tiles filling the board out. With the expansion packs you increase the challenges as skills develop.

Having purchased many boardgames I would say quality is above average and exceeded my expectations.
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We bought this game as an educational tool for our home school. It is very versatile in that you can choose to do easy (just addition and/or subtraction) or more difficult (adding in multiplication, division, and fractions). Thus, it is adaptable for any age group (above 6yrs old). It is great for 1st grade through adults. It is exactly like Scrabble. My husband and I even have fun playing it, even though we bought it for the kids' use. I highly recommend it for any home!
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