# More Summer Games to Train Your Brain: Math

Try these games with your kids and help them practice their math skills while having fun this summer!

Patterning

Young kids love working with materials like beads or stickers. Have your child come up with a pattern using different coloured beads or beads with different shapes. Repeat the pattern by stringing the beads onto a shoelace (or a leather string) with a knot tied at one end.  When you are finished, the pattern becomes a bracelet or a necklace. Or you could explore this process with stickers; just be sure to have several copies of each sticker you wish to use.

Kindergarten and up

“What’s Your Number?” is a guessing game that encourages logical thinking and uses the strategy of elimination. Choose a number and write it down. If your child is younger than 6 or 7, think of a number that can be figured out in a few guesses. For older students, make it more challenging. Have your child ask you questions about the number. Here are some good questions to try:

Is the number less than 100?
Is it more than 25?
Is it an even or an odd number?
Is it divisible by 5?
Is it a two digit number? (etc.)