Pete the Cat Cool Math Games
Practice grade level math with Pete the Cat. These games are easy to play, and play time is pretty quick. There are 120 cards in each game; shuffle them and place them face down in the middle of the playing area. The first player takes the top card and solves the math problem presented; children can use scratch paper and pencil or manipulatives (you provide) or do the problem in their head and say their answer out loud. If the answer is correct, they earn a Pete Button (brightly colored plastic buttons), but if they are incorrect the card is discarded and the next person plays. If you draw a Cool Cat Card, you will either earn extra buttons or must give some away. The first player to collect four buttons wins the game. Each game includes 120 cards, 16 buttons, instructions and an answer key. The instruction sheet offers other ideas for variation in game play. Work on grade appropriate math concepts that are aligned to current standards, but have fun in the process with Pete the Cat.