Today I’m sharing a simple math facts game using flashcards. Just grab a set of addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division flash cards… and you’re good to go!
Are you looking for a simple game to review math facts? My daughter is in second grade, and she is supposed to be practicing her addition facts a few times a week. She can either play a computer game or do the traditional flash card drill.
I’m not happy with either option.
After a long day at school, she needs to be interacting with me and her siblings… not sitting in front of a screen. And if we’re going to be talking to each other, I can’t bear it if it’s me holding up flash cards. Not how I want to spend our precious evenings!
So I created 15-in-a-row.
How to Play
1. Get a set of flash cards. You are welcome to print mine for free, but it may be cheaper to actually buy them when you consider the cost of computer ink. Flash cards are very inexpensive; you can purchase through these links if you’d like:
2. Set the cards in a stack, face down.
3. Take turns drawing a card, naming the answer, and placing it in front of you.
4. You will be building a row of cards, and they must be in numerical order by their answer. For example, “4+2” would be right before “3+4.”
5. When you have a card that has the same answer as another card you’ve already played, set it on top.
6. When you have 15 cards (or stacks of cards) in a row, you win! (Play 10 in a row if you need a shorter version.)
We hope you have fun with this one! It’s super simple, but it will give your child lots of basic facts practice. Not only does she need to answer each card she draws, but she has to remember what the answers are to the cards in front of her so she knows where to set it.
We’ve been playing it again and again!
Grab your free addition cards below!