‘Squick Math’ is a game of mental math created by Skillmatics. It is a great way for children to revise and reinforce math concepts in a fun and engaging manner along with their friends or family. The game has scope for 2 to 5 players and hence can be played with a comfortable group of people.
The game’s key learning outcomes involve the revision of concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and forming and solving equations. The quick game time also ensures that children think quickly on their feet and engage in calculating mentally, rather than physically.
The box contains a variety of cards which include operation cards as well as goal cards. Using speed and mental math, children must use the operation cards to create equations which equal to the goal cards provided. The first player to collect 5 goal cards is declared the winner.
Playing the game helps in the development of several of your child’s skills – including the ability to strategise, communicate socially, use their mental maths skills and think on the spot. It also increases the speed of your child’s mental processing, making them faster thinkers and learners. Squick Math is a great game to play with your family to ensure meaningful, yet educational time is spent together.