Games for Young Minds aims to help parents and children learn to love math through the power of play, using board games, puzzles, and other activities that you can try at home. Each week, math teacher Kent Haines shares a game or activity you can play with your child, along with some suggestions for how to start conversations about the mathematical ideas and strategies that they may encounter naturally in these games.
You can sign up for their free weekly newsletter, or browse the archive of game recommendations, including explanations of the math behind each activity. Here are a few places to start, featuring new ways to enjoy games that your family might already be familiar with:
- SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception
- Guess Who?
- Tenzi: A Fast Paced Dice Game
- Connect 4: Add to 10 Variation
- Ultimate Tic Tac Toe