I’m always looking for games and other activities to reinforce basic math skills for Ben. He has always struggled a bit in this area, and sometimes feels like he’s “bad in math.” So we were very excited to have the opportunity to play Pyramath, from I See Cards.
And play we have. Almost every day for the past month. Ben and I often play games together, but it’s been a long time since we’ve had a game in the house that he asks to play every day. That’s how fun and confidence-boosting this simple card game has been for him. As an added, and unexpected bonus, each card is translated into 5 other languages: Roman, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and French.
Pyramath is played with a deck of 56 cards, numbered from 0-9. You begin by laying down 5-7 cards in a row, placing the rest in a pile to the side. Each player takes turns drawing a card from the pile and then looks for 2 cards side-by-side in the row that when added, subtracted, mulitplied, or divided equal the card drawn. That card is then place between the cards so that as time goes on you are building a pyramid.
To see what others thought of Pyramath, head over to the TOS Crew blog.