Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Goof-Off Day

And not only is it goof-off day, being the fifth Thursday of the month, but it's time for that occasional part of this blog -- the arithmetic. FUN arithmetic! Looking for any children's math games? Family math games? Not all of these games use numbers; some just exercise your logic and spatial relations. Like this game reminiscent of Mario. Tilt the game back and forth using the arrow keys to get the friendly little round guys into the bubble. But they have to hit any coins that appear, and don't let them get eaten by the mean little spiky guys! Have fun, and happy goof-off day.

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-rotate-and-roll/index.html

8 comments:

Bish Denham said...

LOL! Fun...what a way to waste some time.

Marcia said...

Yeah... There are games I enjoy and I tell myself they're good for my gray matter, which is true, but I usually regret the time spent after I've played them. So I mostly resist.

Mary Witzl said...

Aiee, Marcia! -- two words that seldom go together in my lexicon: 'fun' and 'arithmetic'. But my kids will enjoy this, and who knows? I might manage to understand these, so I'll give them a go.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I really love games! Blockus is one of my favorites...It takes a vairety of sizes and shaped game pieces (all based on stacked cubes) and you need four players and you try to block them from using their pieces. It's a fun strategy game. :)

Marcia said...

Mary -- Have you seen the "Do the Math" series of tween novels? I reviewed one a while back. They're a good example of combining math and fun.

Sharon -- I like the imaginations of those who invent games. And this is why I'd sometimes like to make my own rules. :)

Patricia said...

Have you read Jody Feldman's books: The Gollywopper Games or The Seventh Level? She combines a good story with trivia, puzzles, and stunts. Good read for boys, especially.

Marcia said...

Patricia -- I haven't read them, but I'm putting them on my list. Thanks!

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