Wednesday, September 15, 2010

PyraMath Review

PhotobucketI can honestly say with 100% certainty that math is not the most favorite subject in our home.  It is really a shame though, because our daughter understands it, and when she concentrates, can complete her assignments with no problem.  She just doesn't want to do it.  So I was happy when I found out that I was going to be reviewing PyraMath!  At the time, I had never heard of PyraMath, so let me tell you a little bit about it. 

PyraMath is a one or two player card game. The objective of the game is to complete a pyramid with your cards by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division.  Whoever is the first to finish their pyramid wins!  For an added bonus, each card is also marked with English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Roman, and French numerical translation and symbols.  We just happen to be learning about Roman Numerals, so it was nice to be able to see them and talk about them.
We have played this game many times since we have had it and we enjoy it.  For now though, we are only using addition and subtraction to play.  There are different variations of the game though.  You start with the basic two player game.  You can find an online video of the instructions for the basic game HERE.  I found the video much more helpful than the instructions included with the deck.  Once you get the hang of that, you can move to the faster moving "speed" game.  You can get addicted and play the online version of speed HERE (you'll thank me later for that).  For our second grader, the basic game will do just fine for a while.  :o)  There are also instructions to play War, and a few other games.


My Thoughts: I think PyraMath is a great game to help reinforce math skills.  Your children will learn by playing instead of by completing boring worksheets or monotonous flashcards.  It's also a great family game. 

Thoughts of a 7-Year Old: It's fun and it helps me learn and I really like it.

Find Out More:  PyraMath is sold by I See Cards, along with several other math card games, and it sells for only $6.95 per deck.  You can also visit their facebook page to get a chance to win a deck of cards.  Remember that online speed game I told you about?  You have to be really good at it!!

My Crewmates are also reviewing PyraMath, so you can check out what they think HERE.

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.


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