Chances are if you have a child in elementary school they are working on memorizing math facts.
And, chances are, whether they are in 1st grade and are working on addition and subtraction, or they are older and are memorizing multiplication and division facts, you hear a lot of grumbling when you get out the flashcards.
Stop the grumbling and get them excited to learn with these fun ways to practice math facts at home.
It’s amazing the difference a few simple math games can make.
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I remember doing speed drills in elementary school and flipping through flash cards at home.
Educational games for kids, like these games to practice math facts, make learning those facts much more fun, which means less stress for both of you.
When your child gets to double digit math, check out this trick for teaching double digit addition and subtraction.
Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts
Baseball Math — This printable game makes working on multiplication facts fun. Your child can play it solo or with a friend.
Nerf Gun Math — Turn your child’s love for Nerf guns into a fun learning experience they’ll ask to do again and again.
Math Checkers — Love checkers? Print out your own checker board that’s designed to work on multiplication facts.
Chutes & Ladders with a Twist — Playing board games as a family is always fun. With one simple twist you can use a classic board game to sneak in some addition and subtraction facts practice.
Beach Ball Math — Get ’em up and moving while they learn. A game of catch is all it takes for kids to have a ball with math facts.
Multiplication Facts Search — Just like a word search, only for math! These are perfect for kids in 3rd grade and up.
Classic Kids Card Games — Discover how you can use 2 classic kids card games to help your child master those math facts.
Hammer in the Math Facts — Hammering nails is always a fun activity for kids. Turn that activity into a fun way to practice math facts with this idea. You can easily substitute a thick piece of Styrofoam for the pumpkin.
15 in a Row — Turn those flashcards into a fun game you’ll both enjoy.
Cootie Catcher Math Practice — Do you remember making paper fortune tellers (some called them cootie catchers) as a child? Your child will have fun using these folded papers to work on math skills.
Math Fact Dominoes — Create your own craft stick math dominoes for your child to use to work on those basic math problems.
Math Races — Make flashcards more fun with this kinesthetic math activity.
Dice Math — Have a collection of dice at home? Use them in this fun dice game to practice math facts.
Egg Carton Math — Recycle that empty egg carton into a fun way for your child to work on addition or subtraction skills.
Math Fact Islands — Do your kids love hopping and jumping? Get their wiggles out while they work on those basic math skills.
Math Facts Zap! — Have you ever heard of Zap? (Sometimes people call it Kaboom or Snap.) It’s a super easy game that kids can play alone or against a friend. How many math facts can you get correctly before you get the Zap?
Matching Hearts Math — Make your own memory game to work on those math skills. This version is done with hearts, but you could use other shapes or plain note cards as well.
Plastic Egg Math Hunt — Those colorful eggs aren’t just for candy. This math facts activity idea is perfect for kids of all ages.
Math Facts Bingo — Everyone loves Bingo! Print out these addition and subtraction bingo cards to make learning more fun.
Who says working on math has to be boring?
Try some of thes fun ways to practice math facts at home.
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Games to Practice Math Facts