Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pyramath I See Cards- a TOS review

I was given the opportunity to review Pyramath math cards. I just love these cards. They come with directions but when do I ever follow those? Honestly it is hard to know where to begin. Basically it is a card deck (not with the regular number of cards) and you add, subtract, multiply or divide to make a pyramid and turn over cards as you would for solitaire. They are highly visual colorful cards.

Here is a video from their website on the basics of how to play.

The video is not captioned so HERE (pdf) are the written directions. Actually I find it helpful to read the directions and then watch the video in action.

So those are the basics.. "Officially" you can play a five or seven card game and you can play an opponent or alone. There are so many ways you could 'scaffold' this by doing JUST addition or addition and subtraction. THIS page gives a variety of versions you can play. Scroll down to where it says Pyramath games.

Oh... you want to play it now?? GO HERE!! You can play the seven or five card versions online for free!

So how did WE like it? It is addictive. It is fun. Andrew hates strongly dislikes math. He saw the colors...saw math in the title..and fled. Then I said there was an online version. The problem is that although he is 10, we struggle (a lot) with math. I will definitely be using these this year. I know he will find them very fun after we have played awhile.

The decks are $6.95 plus shipping. Honestly I think that is a really good deal. The website has oodles of free stuff t0 investigate as well.

As part of The Old Schoolhouse Crew of reviewers, I was given a complimentary copy of Pyramath cards. I am not compensated for this review and am not obligated to provide a positive review.

1 comment:

The Glasers said...

My typical son struggled with math. He squeaked through precalculus in high school with a B (compared to A's in his non-science/math classes). His ACT scores in math were lower than we like. But, he's been academically accepted to The Citadel, his number one choice for college.

Temple Grandin stunk in math and look where she is today!

Yes, he needs to learn but kids who struggle and pick it up later than others can still do okay in life.

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