As a parent, I often find that turning difficult subjects like math into fun and easy games can be a clever and carefree way to reinforce school lessons at home and make learning extremely enjoyable for my two daughters. This classic memory-style math game encourages kids to solve math problems and remember answers as they flip and turn to find the matches.
After her homework is finished, my youngest daughter plays this math memory game (using grade level math problems that correspond with what she’s currently studying in school) at the kitchen table while I prepare dinner. I believe she enjoys math class more during the day because of the extra fun she has at home at night.
What You’ll Need
- Free Math Memory Games Printables made for you by my oldest daughter. Choose from Addition and Subtraction, Fractions and Multiplication, or Blank Cards to make your own!
How To Set Up and Play This Math Memory Game
Print and cut out all the math memory equation and answer cards.
*Consider adding some pizzazz to this game by using a fanciful card stock, construction or craft/scrap-booking paper that is plain or a solid light color on one side and patterned on the other. Of course, printing on white copy paper will also work.
Arrange the memory cards face down in a grid. Have your child flip over two cards per turn, with the instruction to focus and remember the equations/answers they see and the locations of each. Keep playing until all the problems are solved and every match is located!
Save a PDF of the Math Memory Blank Cards to keep this math memory game fresh as your child learns their multiplication tables, fractions and even more complex math!
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About Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle is an at-home dad who writes humorously about parenting and All Things Childhood on his site Out With The Kids. He is married to an adorable redheaded gal and has two lovely little ladies 12 and under who provide him with countless hours of humorous in-home entertainment, and who get to hear, see, and play with more cool stuff than you can possibly imagine.