# Here’s why math games are good for your child

Many professional mathematicians regard their work as a form of play, in the same way professional golfers or basketball stars might – Martin Gardner

Most of us had at least one cousin or friend who was unbeatable at complex board games or card games but scored poorly in exams! In all probability, he might have been demoralised by the conventional method of math teaching in most schools based on memorizing formulae.

However, there’s hope. Math education is undergoing a sea change with the growing acceptance of recreational mathematics across the world including India. The aim of recreational mathematics (of which mathematical games are a subset) is to enable those who are not proficient in math to grasp mathematical concepts – and thereby, become math literate.

Math games are fun!

Humans are wired – evolutionarily – to play games. A game is a series of choices that we make to arrive at a particular outcome. Each move (depending on the complexity), therefore, entails strategic thinking, critical thinking and problem solving among others.

The game is on!

At Cuemath, we introduce math games to students at age-appropriate levels to increase their understanding of several key math concepts. Cuemath students learn math concepts through 150+ tab-based math exercises and games. We have several games such as Building Numbers, Die-ception, Quick Sort and Speed Match among others, which help children develop skills important for math. Each game focuses on specific skills such as calculations, visualization, spatial, logical, memory and so forth.

Here’s how:

Game 1: Match tiles is a basic logic puzzle which helps students to identify connections using image familiarity.

Game 2: Pattern recall is a pure memory game wherein students have to recall the patterns and feed into their tabs. The aim of the game is to increase students’ focus and concentration.

Game 3: Speed match is a logic game wherein a student has to match the size, shape and colour of an object on the screen with a previously seen object. This game trains a student to make a mental note of the specifics with both speed and accuracy.

The Cuemath Method:

Cuemath helps students understand the WHY behind the What of math concepts that helps in applying math in everyday life. When children learn math by reasoning, they learn better and faster.

To know more, find a Cuemath center near you. We will provide a free diagnostic test to enrol your child in the Cuemath program.

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#### Sarika Murty

Sarika is a writer at Cuemath. She reads for life, and writes for a living. You can reach out to her at Sarika.murty@cuemath.com