Submerge yourself in this math mire of learning!
Encourage math drills through fun game play with Sum Swamp. Roll the three dice. Two have numbers 1– 6 while the third has simple addition and subtraction operations. Place the dice in a row to create an equation. Then, solve the equation and lead your creature on the stepping stone path, past the lurking gators and slithering snakes, and out of the swamp. Children may encounter short cuts and an endless loop before they make their way to the finish. As children play, they solidify simple addition and subtraction abilities, and practice mental math. The more they play, the quicker they solve, and the stronger their knowledge becomes. This math fluency builds confidence in math skills that can go a long way toward developing positive attitudes about math and extending into math-related fields.
The game, though math focused, has all the same enjoyment of other board games and introduces children to taking turns, following directions, sequencing steps, and patiently waiting for their turn, as well as how to win appropriately and lose graciously. For 5+ years; 2–4 players.