Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: MindWare
Price: $19.95

The object of Math-A-Kazam! is to form the longest possible mathematical equations by collecting numbered chips from a cauldron. Fast thinking is essential, because the player must verbally state the equation while simultaneously gathering the desired chips with a magnetic wand. Game play can be adapted to players’ skill levels. To even the field for mixed age groups, request that older players use multiplication or division in their equations while younger players use addition or subtraction. For beginners, eliminate the 30-second timer and give them as much time as they need to form simple addition or subtraction problems. Those with more math experience may wish to work with exponents or radicals.

Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2011 Parents' Choice

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