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Learn Math and Geography With Board Games and Card Games

Updated on May 28, 2015
Math can be boring for kids but games can make learning fun
Math can be boring for kids but games can make learning fun

For my eldest child, math and geography are two subjects she doesn't enjoy learning. So, I got some card games and board games to add a little fun to learning these subjects. Kids actually enjoy playing these games, so they can be used as a reward after your kids finish the not-very-fun stuff they have to do. This is a list of some great math and geography board games and card games that can make learning fun. They're also a great way for parents and children to both spend time together.

Math War

Learning math facts is very important but usually boring and frustrating for kids. Math War is a great way to make it fun. It's a simple game. The person with the highest number wins each round. You can get Math War for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. My 8 year old who hates math loves to play this game. It's become a pain-free way to teach.

DVD Bingo

DVD Bingo is a great way to teach preschoolers and kindergarteners colors and numbers at the same time. The DVD calls out each number for you. This is a great way to introduce kids to larger two digit numbers.


GeoDice is a fun way for kids to learn the names of countries and capital cities and get to know their location on a world map. This game is best for 2nd grade and up because it requires reading. This company, GeoToys, also makes GeoBingo World board game and GeoCards World card game.

GeoCards World Card Game

GeoCards is "5 Card Games in One." The great thing about this game is that the cards are large and sturdy, so they can stand up to the abuses you can expect from kids. Each card has a country on one side and a capital city on the other. Now there are 50 cards, so your child will be learning only a quarter of the world's countries but that's fine for younger kids. Each continent is well represented. There is also a USA version that teaches state capitals.

Sum Swamp Addition and Subtraction Game

In Sum Swamp Addition and Subtraction Game kids have to use addition and subtraction to move around the board. It also teaches odd and even numbers. The game is designed for kindergarten and 1st grade students. It's a lot of fun and each game takes less than 10 minutes.

Learning Resources Money Bags A Coin Value Game

Learning Resources Money Bags A Coin Value Game teaches both money values and how to make up certain amounts of money. In some cases, kids may not be able to use a particular kind of coin, so they have to come up with different ways at arriving at an amount. Each game is short, which is great for children's short attention spans. The game is good for ages 6 and up.

Learning Resources Dino Math Tracks Place Value Game

Learning Resources Dino Math Tracks Place Value Game teaches addition, subtraction and place value up to the thousands. It also teaches how to read the names of larger numbers. If your kids can't read a number like 9,342, they will after playing this game a few times. They learn by rolling four dice to make a number and then they must reads the number out loud. The game is designed for 5 to 7 year olds.

Other Math Games:

  • POP for Addition and Subtraction Card Game
  • ThinkFun Math Dice Jr.
  • Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game
  • Learning Resources - Smart Snacks Piece-A-Pizza Fractions

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