Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Pyramath - A Review
Product: Pyramath Card Game
Company: I See Cards
To Purchase: Pyramath
Age Range: Elementary to Adult
Other Products: Educational Games
Pyramath is an educational card game designed to reinforce the basic math skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It can be played solo or against another player.
The basic idea is to start with a row of cards 7 across. One player works on one side and the other on the other side, attempting to finish their pyramid first. You can also play alone.
You must use 2 adjoining cards to make a math equation that can be solved with the card that you draw. For example, if you have a 2 and a 9 side-by-side, you can play a 7 between because 9-2=7 . . . you can play 1 because 9+2=11 (cards only go up to 9, so you only play the last number of double digit answers) . . . you can play an 8 because 9x2=18 (again only playing the last number of a double digit answer).
My 11 year old was able to easily play. My 8 year old needed assistance to be able to compete with her sister. My husband and I also played each other and I thought it was fun. To make it a more balanced playing field and possibly less frustrating, you can always adjust the rules. Perhaps, don't allow multiplying and dividing if younger children are playing.
This game takes speed drills and adds a little fun to it. It could definitely be used to increase computation skills and speed.
As a little bonus, the cards have the numbers written in English, Spanish, Chinese, Roman and Arabic. The cards also have the numbers printed in both directions so that both players can easily read the numbers.
I like the game and find it to be fun and helpful.
Disclaimer: I received this card game free of charge to review, as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The above is just my opinion. Please remember that opinions may, and do, vary.
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