Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TOS Crew: PyraMath Review

I have a really neat card game to tell you all about.  The TOS Crew sent us Pyramath, from I See Cards.   So far, only the Lil Chef and I have played it, because you have to know your math facts in order to play.  I have to admit, that I have played this game all alone, all by my self , while the kids were sleeping.  Like I said, it is a really neat game!  I had to stop myself, it was becoming kinda addicting.  Ok, I will stop babbling and tell you about it. 

PyraMath is a card game, but not any ordinary card game.  You can play it alone or with someone.  You can have fun AND practice your math facts (all of them, yes, all of them!) and there are several different ways to play!  The Lil Chef and I have both played it alone and together. 

To play alone you lay down 5 or 7 cards and then you have to add, subtract, multiply or divide with the 2 cards that are next to each other.  Like if you have a 7 and 2 next to each other you can lay down a 9 (7+2=9), 5 (7-2=5) or a 4 (7x2=14).  You lay the cards down in the shape of an upside down pyramid.  See....

Please don't look real close at the numbers here, there might be a few mistakes.  

Here is the Lil' Chef  learning to play PyraMath.  She loves math so this is a great game for her.

She was so happy that she finished the whole pyramid. 

I think her numbers are all correct, so feel free to check these : )

To play with another player you start with the same row of 5 or 7 cards, except you each work a side of the row.  The goal is to finish a Pyramid going down towards yourself first.  The I See Cards website has a great sample video that really explains and shows you how to play with 2 people.  As I said there are several other games that you can play with just one deck of PyraMath card, you can check them out HERE.  The website also allows you to PLAY PyraMath online for FREE!

Most of us know that when it comes to math facts repetition is key, this is a great way to switch up from regular old math drills and flashcards.  With PyraMath, you get the enjoyment of playing a fun game all while  practicing your math facts.  Sounds like a win-win situation to me! 

PyraMath is very affordable, at only $6.95 per deck.  This card game would be a great addition to any family game night or a great game to put in your child's workboxes. 

This is not the only great card games that I See Cards offers, they have several other games that fun (and educational too!

This product was provided to us free of charge for review purposes.  I was not paid in any way and the opinions expressed here are my own.


Champion Builders said...

What a great game. My Mathboy would love that for drills.


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