Top 10 Math Games for Kids 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Children’s Math Games

Girl using an abacusMath games are a wonderful way to help kids along in their education – considering the fact that mathematics can be fun, these games can reinforce that idea that math is a game – along with the fact that it plays an integral part of education and life. (These games are also quite useful for an ever-increasing number of home-schooling parents.)

What’s here: On this page are the ten best kids’ math games through the 2016 holiday season and into 2017. The rankings are given strictly on two points – popularity and consumer ratings. Included in the list here are games for kids of various ages – there will likely be at least one favorite no matter which age range you might be searching for.

For shoppers: For each of the top ten math games for kids on this page, one or more shopping resources are recommended to buy it online. Merchants are hand-picked based on low pricing, product availability and secure, easy shopping. Links to product reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. Learning Resources Sum Swamp
2. ThinkFun Math Dice Jr.
3. Learning Resources Math Marks The Spot
4. Popular Playthings Monkey Math
5. Clumsy Thief Game
6. Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card
7. Learning Resources Math Mat Challenge
8. Zoom Multiplication Card Game
9. Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game
10. Educational Insights Rockin’ Math

1. Learning Resources Sum Swamp

Price: $18.99
46 new from $12.990 used

Ages: 5 and up

A returning favorite among the top 10 math games for 2016-2017 — Learning Resources Sum Swamp.

Can your kiddo make their way across a creature-infested swamp? Lucky for players, the swamp is riddled with stepping stones. But you have to add or subtract correctly to get from one stone to another. Win by traversing the muck!

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2. ThinkFun Math Dice Jr.

Price: $8.14
You save: $1.85 (19 %)
7 new from $6.990 used

Ages: 6 and up

Next among the best kids’ math games this year is ThinkFun Math Dice Jr..

This is an on-the-go math game that I imagine plenty of parents will be adding to their kiddo’s road trip bag. Players throw the die and solve a problem to keep the block they land on. Before each game, players have to agree on a score to reach to win.

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ThinkFun Math Dice Jr.

$10.96
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 15:19:46 PDT
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$10.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 13:37:39 PDT
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$11.98
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 0:21:19 PDT
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3. Learning Resources Math Marks The Spot

Price: $26.45
You save: $5.95 (18 %)
27 new from $26.450 used

Ages: 5 and up

Third up in line – Learning Resources Math Marks The Spot.

I love Marks the Spot because it gets kiddos up and a-moving while teaching basic addition and subtraction. For younger kids, this game is more for counting and number recognition. Older kids have to solve math problems to be winner.

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$30.93
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$35.99
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4. Popular Playthings Monkey Math

Price: $14.98
You save: $3.01 (17 %)
11 new from $14.981 used from $13.03

Ages: 4 and up

This looks like so much fun! Monkey Math also hits the “math games hot list” for 2016-2017.

Ha, ha! What a cute concept. Monkey Math is about an adorable chimp and his bushels of ripe bananas. His arms are scales and the bananas are weights. Add enough weight to make his scales balance. Sounds easy enough, right? It is a much bigger challenge than you probably think.

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Popular Playthings - Monkey Math

$21.94
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Popular Playthings Monkey Math

$20.97
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Popular Playthings GG50101 Monkey Math Geology Science Kits

$18.53
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5. Clumsy Thief Game

Price: $14.99
4 new from $10.560 used

Ages: 8 and up

Another returning favorite from previous years – Clumsy Thief also makes an appearance among the 2016-2017 best math games.

One of my favorites, the Clumsy Thief is a fast-paced, quick-thinking game where the odds are, literally, stacked against players. You are a thief. Your opponents are thieves. And there is no honor among thieves, so you are stealing cash cards from other players. Play jail cards to stop stealers!

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Clumsy Thief NEW

$10.99
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CLUMSY THIEF - Adding to 100 Game

$18.90
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 22:58:13 PDT
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$18.64
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6. Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card

Price: $13.75
You save: $0.09 (1 %)
45 new from $10.500 used

Ages: 6 and up

Something new among this year’s top children’s math games – Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card.

This game is for quick thinkers and tech-savvy mathematics beginners. There are 3 modes, but the favorite (based on kiddo consensus) is the 6-second mode. Players have 6 seconds to earn points by answering a math question. It goes back and forth between players until someone overthinks.

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 Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card

$14.88
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 13:43:41 PDT
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$16.51
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 15:40:36 PDT
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$16.80
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7. Learning Resources Math Mat Challenge

Price: $24.21
You save: $15.78 (39 %)
28 new from $19.220 used

Ages: 4 and up

Next up on the list is the Learning Resources Math Mat Challenge.

The Math Mat is a stomp interactive game where kids stamp down on the correct math answer with their feet. But players have to be quick, as there are 3 games of fast-paced math problems. Includes 2 fun, challenging skill levels—one for beginners and another for advanced math whizzes.

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Learning Resources Math Mat Challenge Floor Pad Counting Add Subtract

$7.99
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$30.66
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$28.38
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8. Zoom Multiplication Card Game

Price: $12.08
You save: $0.34 (3 %)
46 new from $8.180 used

Ages: 9 and up

Hitting 8th among this year’s fun math games for kids is the Zoom Multiplication Card Game.

ZOOM is a fun, fast-paced card game where players use multiplication, subtraction, and addition to earn big scores towards epic mathematical victories. Players throw down cards in rapid succession, taking big leaps in scores depending on what the card says. Basically, you might zoom forward, backwards, or none at all.

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$13.72
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$13.90
End Date: Thursday Apr-13-2017 23:18:17 PDT
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Cool Math Games For Kids Fun Learning Elementary Zoom Multiplication Card Game

$15.25
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9. Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game

Ages: 5 and up

Next – Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction.

I love the idea of a mathematical gumball machine. This game is all about addition and subtraction. Players collect points by solving the problems on the gumballs. Very fast-paced and lots of fun. If a player fails to answer the question, the gumball POPs back into the gumball machine box.

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10. Educational Insights Rockin’ Math

Price: $14.99
17 new from $14.990 used

Ages: 8 and up

The final item on the list of this year’s best math games for kids — Educational Insights Rockin’ Math.

Rockin’ Math is a personal favorite because of the awesome guitar-shaped box and pick-shaped cards. So creative and awesome for a rockin’ chick like me. In this game, players solve challenging math problems, all answered in a classic rock-and-roll way.

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$20.99
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/01/16.

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