Instead, it's Fractazmic! And it is a FABULOUS game to play at home to help children understand fractions better.
Now it may seem from Brittany's renaming of this game that it was too hard for her and that it confused her. Actually, she's spending a lot of her math time this year learning about fractions, and she's found fractions to be a bit tricky for her at times. So her attitude may not be the best about playing a math game revolving around the concept of fractions.
At first, she thought the game was too hard. But Fractazmic is actually for ages 7 and upward, so it really isn't too hard for her at age 11. It just makes her think harder than other games she's played, so for her, she categorized Fractazmic as "too difficult."
Really, though, it's not. Not even for Brittany.
Fractazmic, by "I See Cards", is purposefully designed to cause kids (and adults like me!) to use the 60 cards to convert fractions back and forth and to add fractions with nonequivalent denominators. Fractazmic makes the players begin to understand the concepts between fractions and measurements.
Since Brittany's a smart girl, she did quickly figure out that she can use the pictures on the cards to help her make sets or "hands" to lay down. And that made the game easier for her, which was nice.
When Brittany finishes her current math textbook in another 2-3 months, we're going to keep on playing Fractazmic occasionally to help her keep her fractions skills sharp. I know that she's going to get used to the game as time goes on, and will continue to play better and smarter!
Want to see Fractazmic in action? Take a visit to a Fractazmic speed game where you can play it online! If your time is the fastest, you can even win a free set of Fractazmic for your family!
Here's a short video clip showing Fractazmic being played as a Rummy game. If you're reading this in an emailed newsletter version, you may need to click on the emailed newsletter title to see the videos:
And another version of Fractazmic...Trap!
"I See Cards" also provides everyone with a free download of their booklet HERE which explains how to play the different games using the Fractazmic deck of cards.
"I See Cards" sells Fractazmic for $6.95 and also sells other card games they've developed, including Pyramath (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and Prime Bomb (prime numbers). It can be played individually or by 2-4 people. Nice that this game has that kind of flexibility!
I'd personally much rather play Fractazmic during math class than do a worksheet. Wouldn't you? !!!
We'll continue playing Fractazmic, and gaining more skill in quickly maneuvering back and forth between fractions that need to be added and subtracted. Games are such a better way of learning and practicing skills like this! I know Brittany will enjoy giving up a math assignment to play Fractazmic once in a while. So will Kelsi (age 14) and I!
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Disclosure: I was provided with one free set of Fractazmic cards for the purpose of using and reviewing this product here for you. No other compensation was provided.
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