For most of us, math is a red rag and kids are no different. Packed into a game however, Math can be fun and easy. And once motivation kicks in, ambition will follow and your kids may easily master even difficult exercises.
Here are five cool free Internet games for kids that will get your own kid interested and motivated in Mathematics.
Let’s start unsuspiciously. This doesn’t even seem like a math game. Well, to be exact, it’s physics, but understanding physics naturally requires a ton of maths.
To get the game started, the player moves the dots about — which attract the atoms and make them swirl around. Also, the platforms can be tilted and adjusted to let the atoms bounce back.
This is a game for kids who are learning to count and recognize numbers. The aim is to fill the square with the little creature in it with the number that is missing.
The site has several more games for kids who are just getting started with numbers and calculus.
This game had me playing for almost an hour. The goal is to shoot the balls in the queue with the bullet ball in the center and create a specific multiplication product. In this example, the product needs to be 12, so I scored 10 points by shooting the 12 bullet ball at a ball with the value 1 in the queue. The level is completed when all the balls in the queue are removed; and the game is over and lost when the queue reaches the black hole.
The product remains the same throughout the game and all levels, but at the beginning you can select between several possible products to practice multiplication. And if your kid is tired of multiplication, the site features many more Math games, and also Math practice and Math lessons to prepare the player for the games.
This games trains the basics of geometry, namely orentation on the X-Y axis. All the player need to do is to name the coordinates where the red dot is.
At Funbrain you’ll find many more games, for example calculating areas and perimeters.
This one requires self-motivation and ambition as it’s not packed into a slightly deceiving game context. It’s plain and simple a tool to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication or division in four different difficulty levels. The reward is a high accuracy when the player makes few mistakes.
On Math Goodies students will find more tools and games like this to practice algebra, integers, percent, geometry, probability and more.
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How did you get through Math? Do you have good advice for kids struggling with Math today? Please share and comment!
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