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Let Your Child Be An Expert In Mathematics With Tangram Puzzles

Tangram is a 7-piece puzzle with geometric shapes called “tans”. It originated in China and has become popular in the early 1800’s in the Western world. The tans are made up of 2 large right triangles, 1 medium right triangle, 2 small right triangles, 1 square, and 1 parallelogram. These pieces should be arranged in such a way that the pieces do not overlap and must touch each other. The tans can be rearranged in a number of ways to create silhouette patterns of geometric figures or different shapes of animals, objects, or people. This is why tangrams are incorporated [...]
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Algebra For Beginners Using Chess Pieces

We prepared a set of fun math exercises inspired by the way pro chess players calculate every possible move during a game. Download these fun, free math exercises and introduce your child to the point system of chess, while getting a first stab at algebra. You probably know that chess players often sacrifice their own pieces in a game, if they stand to win one or more of the opponent's pieces in the process. But did you also know that they use a specific point system to help them assess whether the exchange of pieces will leave them in a [...]
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Play Battleship On Your Chessboard – Here’s How…

You probably know the classic game of Battleship, where two players take turns firing shots at “ships” that each player secretly places within their "territory". The game encourages the players to think strategically and logically and is a great way for kids to learn how to use a coordinate system. A while ago, I was looking at a chessboard, and I wondered if it would be possible to use the 8x8 coordinate system of this game for playing Battleship. I mean, you have a perfectly good coordinate system right there. I just had to figure out how to tweak the rules [...]
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5 Free Memory Games You Can Play Without A Computer

The game of Memory is a classic game that I always enjoy playing with my children. As soon as they learned a few basic tactics about playing the game, they started to beat me more often than not. The pleasure of seeing them excel in this type of game, beats my own slight disappointment in myself. The game really puts your working memory to the test. How well can you remember the position of the cards on the table and how many cards can you juggle in your memory simultaneously? While practicing focused attention and short term memory, the game [...]