• All you need is a deck of cards, a pair of dice, and/or index cards.


    Concentration (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

            The object of the game is to find pairs of matching cards among an array of face down cards. Help your child write addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts on one set of index cards, and the answers on another set. Shuffle the cards and lay them out face down. The first player turns over two cards. If they match, the player keeps them and takes another turn. The next player continues by trying to find two matching cards. When all cards have been collected, the player with the most pairs wins.


    Dice Games (addition, multiplication, fractions, decimals)

            Multiply or add two rolled dice together. Highest score wins.


            Divide a deck of cards evenly. Each player will put out two cards. Either add them or multiply them together. Whoever has the highest total will take all the cards. The object is to take the entire deck.


    Pig (addition)

            Players take turns rolling two dice. A player may roll the dice as many times as he/she wants, mentally keeping a total of the sums that come up. When the player stops rolling, he/she records the total, and adds it to the scores from the previous rounds. BUT, if a one is rolled, the player scores a 0 for the round, and it’s the next player’s turn.

            Store Bought variation: Farkle


    Guess my number (number logic)

            Player one picks a number (any number of digits with/without decimals). Player two makes a guess and writes it down. Player one gives a clue: “Your guess is greater than my number.” Continue playing until player two guesses the number.


    1 to 10 (addition)

            Use only the ace,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 10 cards.

            One takes the red cards and one takes the black cards. Take turns. On your turn, roll the dice and figure the sum. Remove enough cards from your hand to add up to that sum. For example, if you roll a 5 and 3, you can make 8 in many ways (5+3, 4+4, 4+2+2, 8) If you cannot make the sum after three rolls, you lose the game. You win if your partner can’t make a number in three rolls or you use all your cards.


    24 (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

            Pick four numbers to work with. Using only those 4 numbers, use any operation in any order to equal 24. This is a store bought game, but can be played without purchasing.