Math Games For Kids : How to Play the Arithmetic Game

Uploaded by expertvillage on 22.02.2008

My name is Courtney and on behalf of Expert Village and in the clip I'm going to show
you a game that you can play at home to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
even division. The first thing you're going to need is just a blank piece of paper and
a marker or a pen, and you're going to draw a circle on your paper and then you're going
to draw a smaller inner circle. The next thing you're going to do is pick four numbers to
put on the outside. I'm going to pick six, two, eight, and four, it really doesn't matter
what these numbers are. For this game we're going to practice addition and so I'm going
to pick a plus sign and I'm going to pick another number to go in the middle. It could
be 3. The object is to see how fast your child can solve each one of these equations. Three
plus six, three plus two, three plus eight, and three plus four. You write the answer
on the outside of the circle. Three plus six is nine, three plus two is five, three plus
eight is eleven, and three plus four is seven. So, after you teach them the object of the
game you would time them and you would get them a number to write in the middle and they
would automatically begin to solve. Then you could do it again to see if they could beat
their time. So, you could draw another circle and again put the same numbers or you could
do different numbers. We're going to do the same ones. But this time we're going to add
using a different number, say five. You'd say "go". Five plus six is eleven, five plus
two is seven, five plus eight is thirteen, and five plus four equals nine. This is a
great game to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.