Fun Ways to Learn Math

Sometimes math assignments can be boring and they don't teach you the skills you're supposed to be learning. Take a break from dull math assignments - use some of these fun activities to improve your math skills!

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Are you tired of dull,boring math assignments? Then you've come to the right place! This article is about some fun, yet effective activities that will help you master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Make sure to ask your parents if you can use the food or other household supplies recommended for these activities!


One of the best ways to master basic arithmetic is by using food! Candies, crackers, or almost any other snack can be used to help you learn math. Make sure the food you use is something that can be separated into individual pieces, like crackers or m&ms. You'll need pieces so you can add or subtract parts.

Once you have access to this food, you can get started learning. Using actual items like food, helps because you actually get to see the math you're doing. It's no longer a random, abstract concept!

If you can't use food, there are many other household items you can use instead. Crayons, pencils, and paperclips work well because they're easy to move and can be used for math without having to be wasted.


Most games involve math concepts, including card games, dominoes, chess, checkers, and Yahtzee. Cards and dominoes require you to understand numbers, checkers and chess use logic skills, and Yahtzee requires players to both add and multiply numbers.

Games are not replacements to homework and studying - you'll have to do your homework, but the games you play may, in time, make those homework assignments a lot easier to do.

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Online tutoring lessons often combine fun math games with personalized instruction so you get to have fun and get lots of extra help with math.

The next time you get really bored or maybe need a more help figuring out a math problem, try some of these tips and activities. Hopefully they'll be fun and effective for you.

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