Using Board Games to Teach Math to Young Children

A recent study found that playing board games improves number recognition, counting, basic operations, and number comprehension among children as young as 3. Students can learn skills ranging from basic tenets such as identifying numbers and counting “how many” to complex ideas for strategizing how to achieve certain outcomes.

GAMES FOR PRE-K TO SIXTH GRADE. Many games can be used for different math topics in multiple grades, to create fun learning environments and improve math skills. Teachers have a lot of favorites when it comes to board and card games, but some of those that get the thumbs-up from educators include the following.

By Nell McAnelly
October 2, 2023