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Ian Lim
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I am looking for a game for 3rd grade students that includes math (sort of solving, computations etc)

looking for an easy to learn game.

i think of "Oh My Goods", but seems a bit complicated for me.

any other simple recommendations?

thanks in advance.
 
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Kingdomino would be excellent for addition and multiplication.
Qwirkle is good for addition.
Unnamed Object good for up to 8 players and involves division and addition.



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Complexity is the only thing that keeps us from predicting every second of our future. hmmm!
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Not super math-heavy, but Enter the Dungeon is quick, playable by 3rd graders, and does require some calculating.
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Math fluxx
https://www.coolstuffinc.com/p/237148
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I think a lot of Knizia's games are good choices:
Ingenious
Through the Desert
Samurai
Modern Art - or For Sale which is a bit easier for 8-year-olds
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My daughter and I play a fair bit of Star Realms, Machi Koro, Sushi Go! and Patchwork. None are math- focused or even math-heavy but all involve basic addition, subtraction and multiplication. She is six years old and does quite well with numbers, due in part, I would offer, to she and I using board/card games to make practicing math fun.

She'll be getting Valeria: Card Kingdoms for her seventh birthday; I suspect it'll be popular. I plan on trying San Juan (second edition) with her when she's a little older and able to better grasp the strategy. We'll see...

Bottom line: while many board games could fit the bill here, THEME will likely make a big difference in whether or not kids will enjoy playing a game enough to put in the reps that will beget a math skills boost. Be ready to try different themes to see how well each goes over. My daughter likes dragons and animals and such. I prefer city building. We compromise: I pick a theme she digs and we game it up together, maybe even get a little smarter in the process.
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Some roll and writes are actually quite good in encouraging quick addition, probability, sequencing, etc. My kids really enjoy these:
Qwixx
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Extra! - this one is ideal for a whole class. It can play any number of players, so in theory each student could have their own sheet and the teacher rolls and projects the 5 dice. You can print the play sheet off of BGG and just laminate a class worth.

Racetrack is a free game that can do a great job at inspiring students to learn more about geometry, inertia, acceleration/deceleration.

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+1 for Kingdomino - Scoring at the end requires simple multiplication and addition of multiple one and two digit numbers.
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There are some fairly simple card games that work well.

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http://www.bicyclecards.com/how-to-play/thirty-one/

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Ninety-Nine

And consider cribbage. So much math! So much thinking!

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3, 2, 1... START!
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Unfortunately, I'm not sure where you would find these (looks like they are only in the UK).. and you would have to decide if cartoony zombies/aliens are appropriate.zombie

City of Zombies

Times Square

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+1 for Secret Code 13+4 I use this with my younger students and they love it! It quickly gets students wanting to vary their math skills as you can add, multiply, subtract and divide.
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We’ve had good luck with Sushi Go! for some simple math (addition, multiplication and subtraction)

Kingdomino, already mentioned, is a good choice, and Machi Koro works, but I’d recommend reducing the landmarks to 4 for a shorter game.

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Lost Cities requires a bit of math and a bit of strategy. Players have to add cards to a row that equal 20+, but there are multipliers involved even for negative scores. So it included addition and subtraction, plus a little bit of multiplication. It should be fine for a 3rd grader and plays quickly, so they shouldn't lose interest too soon. I play it with an 8 year old who loves it for the math, but doesn't quite grasp the strategy part.

thumbsup also to Kingdomino and Sushi Go

I guess it depends on what kind of math you're looking for as well. Plenty of games have light math (usually addition, sometimes a bit of multiplication) involved in scoring which a 3rd grader can easily do, such as Carcassonne and Quadropolis.

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Assuming this is for a classroom type of setting based on the wording?

Zippy would be my pick. It's basically a dice based math drill framed as a speed game. It's fun and simple, and a themeless game might feel more at home in a classroom setting.
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The ThinkFun website has some ideas for classrooms:

http://www.thinkfun.com/teachers/

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Thank you very much guys. bgg forum is awesome.thumbsup

now I cant decide what will i grab..shake

btw this is a school project of my 3rd grade daughter.

for you guys mentioned, I already have Kingdomino, 6 nimmit, for sale, incan gold(now diamant), sushi go, carcassonne, and quadropolis.

i am going to check those others you guys recommended, and try to learn or even acquire it. "3,2,1 start" seems ok. Ill put that in my wishlist.

again thanks guys...more suggestion are still welcome.
 
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djn1981 wrote:
Unnamed Object good for up to 8 players and involves division and addition.



+1. Division with remainders.
 
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Vooshvazool wrote:
+1 for Secret Code 13+4 I use this with my younger students and they love it! It quickly gets students wanting to vary their math skills as you can add, multiply, subtract and divide.


just look up on this, and wow, this looks like what i am looking for!

I cant find on this one, but maybe i can do a prototype version.

I found the rulebook and component list.. but Can i ask for the die faces value, and the tiles faces value? and maybe the scan of the board too.

Thanks.
 
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Adrienne Dong
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You might look at Monsters in the Elevator. It's a co-op math game designed by a dad and his 7 year old daughter that was a finalist for the Hasbro game contest. You can buy it off his Indiegogo page.
 
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And for what it's worth, another enthusiastic +1 for Secret Code 13+4.
 
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