Yes, I have done math clubs and I am currently helping to find some ideas for math games for a co-op, but at home with just my kids and me. It doesn't happen. I have these grand plans. I put math games on the schedule. I own Games for Math, Family Math, I Hates Mathematics, Mega-Fun Card-Game Math, Number Jugglers... I have taken detailed notes on some of the books. Others I haven't even looked at.
Oh, there was a time that I played Go Fish to 10 with Sierra and Kali pretty regularly and we enjoy Zeus on the Loose, but as a consistent part of our homeschool, math games just don't seem to get priority.
I don't know. Maybe I just lack motivation. I am sitting here with all of these math game resources and I have only found 5 games that seem interesting enough for the co-op. I am finding many of the games to be too complicated. I think my problem at home is that I am trying to find games that we can all play and that is tricky with a 4 1/2 year age
Ok, I just looked through the Number Juggler Book (one of the ones I hadn't looked at before) and found 8 interesting games including one that might work for the co-op. BUT I bought that book used and it is missing the cards. Anyone know how many cards and the amount of each number in the deck?? Maybe, just maybe, I will get motivated to actually play the games with my kids. But in keeping with the theme of full disclosure, I will admit that I am not going to count on that happening.
*I got the idea for Full Disclosure Friday here. Oh and by the way (full disclosure again), I will not be posting one of these every Friday...