Bingo Maths

Posted by Nick Niesen on October 26th, 2010

To most people mathematics is not something to get excited about. Maths is a subject most were forced to take at school, something most people really did not like. So why is maths so important?

Maths is an important part of our every day lives. We need it for every calculation we make. From recipes and shopping to tax returns and salaries, maths plays an important role everywhere. This is why it is important that children are taught maths while they are still young.

Thanks to games such as bingo maths, it is no longer a boring and hated subject for children! By playing fun bingo maths games, children are taught to love and take an interest in arithmetic. This way parents can make maths homework fun and teachers can have less headaches on how to make maths interesting!

How does bingo maths for children work? Bingo maths for education is usually quite simple, but great fun. It usual consists out of addition and subtraction for younger children and multiplication and division for older children.

Bingo cards are used for bingo maths. Instead of a number on the card, a maths formula is used, e.g. 4x3= or 12-7=. A caller draws and calls numbers. Each player has an individual board with their maths cards. If the number called matches one of the solutions on your card, you can mark off the number. The first person to mark off all there problems, is the winner of the game.

Many schools have realised the potential of maths bingo in teaching children that arithmetic is fun and interesting. Some schools even have bingo maths clubs and have competitions against other schools.

Bingo maths cards are really easy to make. You can either make a 3x3 card with 9 problems or a 5x5 card with 25 problems. You can even make these cards on some bingo maths websites! Try to use as many different formulas as possible. This will ensure that you have only one winner per game. Write down all the solutions to the problems, this will be numbers that are called to play during the game.

Of course bingo maths is not only for children. Grown-ups can have just as much fun playing bingo maths with their children. This is an excellent way to spend time with your children, as well as teaching them the basics of maths in a fun and exciting way!

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