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Can you give me some games to sharpen my children's math skills this summer? - Math Games

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Popular games that involve counting, number recognition and addition can keep children's math skills sharp without their even realizing it. Plus, playing cards can be used for a wide variety of games. In Fraction Fun, the cards from ace (1) through 10 in all suits are used. The deck is then divided between two players. Each player turns over two cards at a time and makes a fraction. The player with the larger fraction takes all the cards. Play continues until all the cards are played. In Make the Biggest Number, the cards from ace (1) through 9 are used. Each player alternates drawing cards and puts a card down in the ten thousands, thousands, hundreds, tens or ones place. The player with the largest number wins.