The Best Math Games for Your Homeschool

Games have been a big part of our family long before we even considered homeschooling. Games are an excellent way to spend quality time together as a family.

Gameschooling” is something that I did not find valuable to our homeschool in the beginning. I found games valuable to our family culture but not to academics. I did not see them as a resource for learning.

That was until I Emily could NOT learn her math facts. It was like they would fall out of her head. I was so frustrated with her and myself. My husband suggested we just take some time off from “school” and enjoy the holidays together (it was the week of Thanksgiving).

We ended up taking from Thanksgiving through the first of the year off. While we did not do any structured school we played A LOT of games as a family. The one we played the most was Yahtzee (it is my husbands favorite).

Guess what? When we began school again in January Emily knew ALL of her math facts. Not even just the simple ones we were focusing on either, but more complex problems like 6+6+6=18. We all know that is from her playing Yahtzee.

That is when I realized games were not only great for learning but they were going to be ESSENTIAL in our homeschool. That my friends is the day we became gameschoolers.

Don't fuss and fight over math worksheets. Instead play these fun math games and count it as your math for homeschool!

All games are educational in numerous ways.

Even the simplest games teach turn taking and losing/winning gracefully. I get asked questions all the time about games, so I decided to do a gameschooling series. This series will feature our favorite games broken down into subjects. This post will be all about math games.

NUMBER & COUNTING GAMES

 LogicRoots Feed My Pet Math Games ThinkFun Zingo 1-2-3 Number Bingo Game Number Slap Jack – a Fun Educational Insights Shelby’s Snack Shack Counting Peaceable Kingdom Count Your Chickens Award Numbers Bingo Game Spot It! 123 Briarpatch The World of Eric Carle

COLOR, SHAPE, & PATTERN GAMES

 Colors And Shapes Bingo, For Ages Hasbro Gaming Perfection Game, Multicolor ThinkFun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Mindware Qwirkle Board Game Educational Insights Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco Educational Insights Brownie Match Game Learning Resources Ed in Sneaky Snacky Educational Insights Hoppy Floppy’s Happy Hunt Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot – Educational Insights Sophie’s Seashell Scramble Educational Insights Koala Capers Card Game Educational Insights Raccoon Rumpus Game, Dice

ADDITION & SUBTRACTION GAMES

 School Zone – Math War Addition ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Addition and Subtraction Bingo Board Games Sums in Space – an Addition Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, Homeschool, Melon Rind Clumsy Thief in The Melon Rind Clumsy Thief Junior Math Learning Resources I Sea 10! Game, Logic Roots Ocean Raiders Math Addition Learning Resources tri-FACTa Addition and Subtraction Learning Resources Snap It Up! Math: CLOUD HOPPER Addition Subtraction STEM game Learning Resources Head Full Of Numbers, Learning Resources High Seas ADDventure Addition Race to Planet X: Number Bond

 MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION GAMES

 Junior Learning Multiplication Dominoes Educational Action Multiplication & Division Bingo Game Logic Roots Multiplication Games for Kids, Learning Resources tri-FACTa Multiplication & Division ThinkFun Math Dice Chase – The School Zone – Math War Multiplication STEM game PET ME for Multiplication SiEque™ Cool Math Games for Kids Carson-Dellosa Multiplication & Division Bingo Board SAY Cheese – Math Board Game Logic Roots Big Catch Advanced Division Dragon Times – A Math Adventure

 PLACE VALUE GAMES

 Learning Resources Dino Math Tracks Game, Place Value Bingo Game Junior Learning Place Value Dominoes Educational Place Value Safari: Discovering Ones, Tens,

TIME GAMES

 eeBoo Time Telling Clock Game for Telling Time Bingo Game Junior Learning Time Dominoes Educational Action Perfect Timing Game

MONEY GAMES

 Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Learning Resources Buy It Right Shopping Winning Moves Games Pay Day, The Exact Change Card Game – Educational Money Bingo Game Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card Monopoly Classic Game Learning Advantage Sale – Consumer Math

FRACTION GAMES

 Fraction Fortress Board Games Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game, Fractions Bingo Game Logic Roots Froggy Fractions Math Games eeBoo Make a Pie Spinner Board Learning Advantage Fraction City – Math Educational Insights Fraction Formula Game Junior Learning Fraction Dominoes Educational Action

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Tracking Your Math Game Play

Being able to quantify game playing as “school” doesn’t have to be hard. You can just keep track of the games you play. I reccomend using this free printable game log. It is perfect for logging the games you’ve played and easy to add into a homeschool portfolio if you have to keep one.

FREE Game Log