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PYRAMATH Cards

Someone tipped me off (I can't remember which blog now, sorry) that Freely Educate announced that you could get a free deck of math cards in your mailbox, so I sent for them. They arrived promptly and the boys were excited and anxious to play as soon as we got them. They are brightly colored number cards (0-9) with the words for the numbers in several languages and roman numerals.

The object of the game is to provide a way of practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in a game format. My 10 and 6 year olds picked up the rules quickly and played two games in about a half-hour. Quentin (6) needed some help with figuring out his options, but James (10) could do it without any help, although I am not sure whether he explored all of his options with two digit numbers. They had some confusion over the rule that you only use the ones (or units) place with the cards in answers that have more than one digit.




All-in-all I thought it was an enjoyable game and a good way to review math facts as it was attractive to the boys and they seemed to enjoy the games they played.
I was very impressed with the sincerity and kindness of the correspondance I have had with the company.

"...feel free to email us, ask question - we are not some big aloof company; we are a couple of college teachers trying to make a difference. Also - help us get the word out, anyway that you can or feel comfortable. Tell your friends that might have children struggling in math.
We also want to have something that you can use and tell your friends. If you purchase any products at shop.iseecards.com you can use the promo code mathisfun for 50% off anything up until April 7. You can give this code to as many people that you want.

Finally, if you have friends or folks that are unemployed or cannot afford the cards due to a limited budget - have them contact us. We will make sure that they can get these games for their children. We don't want anyone unable to provide these excellent learning games to their children because of cost. Good games make for good learning and every child deserves a chance at that." 
Disclaimer: I received this product free through the company owner in exchange for my candid review. A positive review was not required, nor did I receive any further compensation. All opinions expressed are mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.

4 comments:

  1. That's very nice - I like their email!

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  2. Oooohhhh, I've been curious about that game, and it sounds like they're an awesome company.

    Do you think my kids would be old enough?

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  3. I am so glad to also have gotten into the free decks they gave out. We've played with M&M's, dice, buttons, beans, pies, - but I think so far, the cards are their favorites. Well. Maybe the card game while eating pie. ;)

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  4. That's cool. I love the complexity and allows for good review.

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