Games & Puzzles
Frabjous Puzzle Sculpture from the Museum of Mathematics MOMath, the Museum of Mathematics, sent me their new puzzle Frabjous – a design by George W. Hart. I had to wait for Daughter to be in bed before digging in – the box states, “Recommended for ages 16+.”
K12 Math Must-Have Games Do you have any Pre-K and/or K12 kids in your family? I spend the day at Teacher Heaven on the Southwest Freeway in Houston, Texas yesterday and found some great math games! I was there for the day to demonstrate math games and manipulatives and generally help parents and teachers of K12 kiddos with math goodies. Meagan, Shantrelle and the crew had chosen a couple of math games to start me off. I also went and browsed the rest of the math section for others. By the end of the day, my table was jam-packed with math games!
Mike Byster and his crew were kind enough to send me a copy of their program Brainetics a few months ago. Because it’s not on the iPhone, it’s taken me a little while to focus on it. But it was worth it! Brainetics Number Fun gave me some cool party tricks. Product Review: Brainetics Disc 1
Rush Hour Traffic Jam Game My sister-in-law showed me the Rush Hour Traffic Jam Game by Think Fun this weekend. She “assigned” one of the harder cards in the deck to me (sometimes it sucks to be known as the math mom) and assured me that I could do it. The Set-up You set up the 6×6 game board with the plastic vehicles just like the game card shows.
Description Satellite Defense! Protect Earth from a swarm of alien energy shielded missiles and planet busting asteroids. Quickly identify the right energy needed to penetrate the shield and blast the missiles away and gain needed energy for your plasma torpedoes! Are you up to the challenge? SatDef
Learning math isn’t just about being taught math. It’s about fun, discovery and experimentation. In the Count 10, Read 10! program, parents get to spend 10 minutes a night playing math with their children. Count 10 Read 10: Random Number Game
Topology and Geometry
Brain Game: Math Square #97