Math Toys, Gifts + Games

Check it out...math games and activities that feel like way too much fun to contain real learning! If you use math stations at school or workboxes at home, many of these would make great additions!

Look at the list of math-related children's books!

* Swish
* Blokus (great geometric/spatial game!)
* Blink
* Spot It
* Mythmatical Battles
* Othello Game
* Think and Jump
* Tri-Ominoes
* Sleeping Queens Game (My kids LOVE this game!)
* Zeus on the Loose (Great math game my son got for his birthday!)
* Frog Juice (Other hit at our house!)
* Rat-a-Tat-Cat (One of our most played games--great game for wide variety of ages! My kindergartener practices adding with this game, though he has no idea that it's got a bit of math in it!)
* Rush Hour
* Rush Hour Jr.
* Chocolate Fix (review here)
* Math Dice
* Math Dice Jr. (review here)
* Clever Castle
* Qwirkle
ThinkFun Hoppers
* Kanoodle (review here)

* Metaforms (on my wish list)
* Zoologic
* Chocolate Fix (review here)

* Inchimals

* A Ha! Brainteaser Kit
* Monkey Pod Tangrams 
* Sudoku Jr. (magnetic w/ movable numbers)
* ThinkFun Sudoku 5x5 (magnetic w/ movable tokens)
* ThinkFun: Block by Block (harder...for ages 10 or 12 and up--great workbox!)

Toys and Construction:
* Frigits Deluxe Marble Roll(most played with game one Xmas)
* Equilibrio, Architecto, Clicko (geometry building activities-very popular at our house! One of the best "math" purchases I've ever made.)
* Polydrons
* Quadrilla Marble Railway (granddaddy of marble rolls-wooden to construct)
* Tegu Blocks (wooden blocks with magnetic components)
* Citi Blocks (on our Christmas list after seeing our friend's set!--see our results)
* Reptangles
* MindWare Blik-Blok (this looks like a simpler/less expensive version of Equilibrio/Architecto/Clicko)

Math DVDs:
* The Story of One
* Donald in Mathmagic Land
* Multiplication Rock
* Flatland, the Movie

* Mathtacular by Justin Holzmann of Sonlight (I've not seen but has great reviews.)
* The Story of Math (I've not seen but has great reviews.)

Stocking Stuffer Gift Sets! (Mostly homemade!)
* Make Milk Cap Magic Square Game and pair w/ Ben Franklin and the Magic Squares book

Calendar- changes each year but here are some links to get you started:
The Children's Mathematics Calendar 2011
Also look for M.C. Escher calendars.

or about this Pop Quiz Math Clock? :)

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