11 genius DIY games and toys to help your child master mathematics


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Some people are convinced of the idea that children learn best when they are having fun. We don’t know exactly how true that is, but working on maths in a fun way certainly won’t do any harm. It could even be a great help if your children are having difficulty taking in some of the concepts. Here are 11 fun games to play using maths. The big bonus is that you can make them yourself, with what you have lying around the house. 

You will also find some great ideas in our article on 18 fun ways to practice maths. Everything you need to help your child become a numbers pro!

1) Make a numbers caterpiller by sticking coloured felt ‘pockets’ to a sheet of coloured cardboard. Your child can then insert paper sums into the correct numbers on the caterpillar.

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changedbylove

2) Make this chute from toilet paper rolls. You can use pieces of cereal or sweets as counters.

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comopecestrepandoarboles

3) Use differently coloured Lego to count out calculations.

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4) Use the numbers on dominos to create maths problems. The child identifies the numbers and counts the dots to help them find the answer.

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fairydustteaching

5) A sums machine that will make them want to do their maths homework!

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