RightStart Mathematics Math Card Games Kit

RightStart Mathematics Math Card Games Kit

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Item #: 041356
Grades: PK-4

Product Description:

Kit includes Math Card Games book, 6 special card decks, laminated fraction charts, and Standard AL Abacus.

Publisher Description:

With the Math Card Games Kit, children have fun while learning or reinforcing math skills. Kit includes everything needed to play math games: Math Card Games book by Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D., six special decks of cards, two laminated fraction charts and an AL Abacus Standard. Includes chapters on numeration, addition, subtraction, clocks, money, multiplication, division, and fractions. Supplements any math curriculum.

The Math Card Games book has 300 card games providing practice in learning concepts and the facts.

Chapters on:

• Number Sense

• Addition

• Subtraction

• Multiplication

• Division

• Money

• Clocks

• Fractions

The games become progressively harder within each chapter. Use with any math program. Also excellent for remedial work.

Why games are important, tips on playing the games, description of the six special decks of cards, and some practical considerations are discussed in the Introduction.

Category Description for RightStart Math Card Games:

Both supplements to RightStart Math, the spiral-bound book describes 300 card games your child can play using the 6 special card decks (sold separately). Games are divided into eight main categories: number sense, addition, clocks, multiplication, money, subtraction, division, and fractions. Please note that book and cards are separate items, but meant to be used together.

Card decks are also available individually. The Addition (Basic) Games cards are a set of 132-3"x 2" cards numbered 0 - 10. Corner Games cards includes 50-1 ½"x 1 ¾" cards with numbers 1 through 10 printed in the corners (no two cards are alike). Fraction Games cards are a set of 75-2"x3" cards that includes 20 percentage cards that correspond to the fractions. There are 100-2"x3" cards in the Multiplication Games set that correspond to numbers in the multiplication table from 1x1 to 10x10.

Category Description for RightStart Mathematics:

Based on research comparing the differences between Japanese first grades and first grade classrooms in the U.S., this curriculum incorporates certain aspects from Asian math programs such as non-counting strategies and, for us, an alternative number naming system. In this program, the student is taught to see quantities in groups of fives and tens. When asked to add 9 + 7, instead of counting 7 up from 9, you would take 1 from 7 to make 10 and 6. This program also uses a unique number naming system. Asian words for numbers greater than 10 implicitly give you a feel for the base ten system. Literally translated, eleven is "ten-one," twelve is "ten-two," and so on. RightStart students learn to count the "math-way" before they are taught the less intuitive words for 11 to 19.

I cant summarize this program better than the creator, so let me quote from the manual:

"There are eleven major characteristics.

1. Refer to quantities of up to 3 as a group; do not count individually.

2. Use fingers to show quantities up to 10; teach 6 to 10 as 5 plus a quantity.

3. Avoid counting procedures for finding sums and remainders.

4. Once quantities 1 to 10 are known, proceed to 10 as a unit. Use the "math way" of counting; say for example, 1-ten 1 for eleven, 1-ten 2 for twelve, 2-ten for twenty, and 2-ten 5 for twenty-five.

5. Use expanded notation (overlapping) place-value cards for recording 10s and 1s

6. Proceed rapidly to hundreds and thousands; use place-value cards. Provide opportunities for trading between ones and tens, tens and hundreds, and hundreds and thousands with manipulatives.

7. Only after the above work, give the traditional English names for quantities 20 to 99 and then 11 to 19.

8. Teach tens-based strategies for addition and subtraction facts that have a sum > 10. Teach informal solutions and mental computation before written algorithmic work.

10. Teach four-digit addition and subtraction on the abacus; let the children discover the paper and pencil algorithms.

11. Short division precedes long division, which is taught in fourth grade."

In Level G, students continue to practice arithmetic, fractions and decimals, while they begin to also explore triangles, area, volume, ratios, Pythagorean Theorem, tiling, and other new concepts.

All levels require a lesson manual and worksheets, which are included in the starter kits. (The worksheets are also available separately for multiple students.) Lesson manuals contain detailed lesson plans with helpful diagrams and teaching notes. Both lesson manuals and worksheets are spiral-bound. Add on kits allow you to move forward, buying only what you need in addition to what you already have for the next levels. Deluxe Starter kits (and deluxe add-on kits) are now available, which include everything in the original kits, plus additional recommended books and manipulatives. Please note that if you start with a deluxe kit, you will need a different upgrade kit to transition to the next level. See individual descriptions for more details on kit-specific contents.~ Anh



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Why did you choose this?
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to help with math facts
Jacqueline D on May 25, 2023
I have a Masters in Education. This is by far the best math curriculum on the market.
Beth B on Mar 6, 2021
to help with math facts
Jacqueline D on May 25, 2023
I have a friend who bought this kit and showed it to me. We also played some of the games with our kids. I think this is a fantastic way to practice math via games. I am really looking forward to getting my own kit and using this as part of my home-schooling.
Dee J on Mar 8, 2022
I have a Masters in Education. This is by far the best math curriculum on the market.
Beth B on Mar 6, 2021
I purchased this math card game kit to help reinforce memorization of math facts and other concepts taught in a fun way.
michelle h on Aug 19, 2020
Basic skills are a must and practicing them should be fun!
Maria S on Aug 12, 2020
We need the math facts and concepts to sink in better and my kids love to play games.
User on Jun 4, 2020
I chose the math card games kit to use as a fun way to keep doing math during the summer.
Matthew H on May 14, 2020
hands on math
Shauna M on Mar 3, 2020
we needed this fir our first grade program : )
Kristen G on Sep 10, 2019
Recommended and used often by a friend to make math more fun.
Jennifer T on Aug 18, 2019
I chose the RightStart Mathematics Card Games Kit for my teen daughter to use teaching my kindergarten-aged granddaughter in preperation for kindergarten.
Angela A on Jul 15, 2019
I saw this featured in a live Facebook video from another homeschool mom. She purchased the entire math kits plus workbooks for her 5 kids. I only have two kids and it seemed like an expensive, teacher intensive, overwhelming amount of material for us. Being able to purchase just this part of the curriculum is a wonderful option as it looks like a fun way to learn and retain math facts in addition to the curriculum we are currently using.
Penny A on Feb 22, 2019
It is a great approach to "hands on" learning.
Laurel A on Dec 13, 2018
Recommended to me by a teacher friend as something that could help with retention of math facts for a family member with ADHD and learning issues.
Celeste P on Oct 24, 2018
looked good
Zdenka D on Aug 15, 2018
This was highly recommended by another mom
Angela G on Jun 1, 2018
I have a child that struggles greatly with basic math concepts. I am hoping this will help clarify her numbers understanding.
Andrea C on Feb 6, 2018
My daughter needed a fun way to solidify her math facts.
Camden K C on Oct 28, 2017
I came across the book that goes with all the cards but with no cards! We have played many of the games that include regular playing cards and love them as we are learning math so I wanted to get the rest of the right start cards so we can continue with the book. Great way to learn math-by playing!!
nancy on Oct 26, 2017
I have many manipulatives already but wanted the math games especially. Didn't want to have to purchase a complete kit and then live with duplicate materials around the house.
Angela M on Sep 15, 2017
reinforce math concepts in a fun way
Elizabeth U on Aug 5, 2017
Great way to make math fun!
Nicole A on Jun 5, 2017
I've had a tremendous amount of success using the Right Start math games to get below-grade-level kids caught up. I tutor as a side business (in addition to teaching high school chemistry full-time) and these games are much more effective than anything else I've used with my tutoring students! They build competence and confidence.
Pamela A on Jan 26, 2017
recommended to for math practice
Jeannine L on Aug 29, 2016
We are supplementing Singapore Math with these games. Really our lessons will likely be a balanced mix of games and loosely following the Singapore workbook.
Danika D on Aug 24, 2016
It was highly recommended by several homeschoolers following a Charlotte Mason approach. I will use this for ages 5-8, then progress to Math U See
Rebecca G on Aug 12, 2016
I chose the Right Start card games to extend learning through play.
Jenifer B on Aug 11, 2016
it's a recommendation for my child's school supply list
Kristi C on Jul 23, 2016
A very creative book of math games
Nick F on Apr 18, 2016
I chose this item to supplement a more worksheet based first grade program.
Dawn M L on Jan 10, 2016
I have a friend who bought this kit and showed it to me. We also played some of the games with our kids. I think this is a fantastic way to practice math via games. I am really looking forward to getting my own kit and using this as part of my home-schooling.
Dee J on Mar 8, 2022
I purchased this math card game kit to help reinforce memorization of math facts and other concepts taught in a fun way.
michelle h on Aug 19, 2020
In the description it says first that the kit includes the 6 special card decks, and then below it says they are sold separately. They are in the picture as well. Are they included or not?
User on Mar 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are. I recently purchased and the kit has everything you need to play. Some of the games have you copy pages included in the manual.
Can this be used with middle school kids?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this covers Levels A - F. For example, fractions, decimals, and percents are included. It is possible you could purchase some items separately since you won’t need the money or clock cards but I believe this is still more cost effective.
It says for grades Pre-K-4th. Can this be used for middle school kids who don’t like math?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I've used them for students in the middle grades, not only those who don't like math, but students who liked math but didn't understand a certain concept. I"ve used them all the way up to a student in grade 10 who needed work on a specific area of math because of gaps in her learning. The cards appeal to any age, since they are so simple, and the suggested games in the book have a lot of thought and creativity behind them.
Does anyone know if the cards changed between 4th and 5th editions? Also how many more games are in the 5th edition game book than the 4th edition one?
Roslyn on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 5th edition has over 300 games, the kit comes with 6 decks of cards: basic number cards, corner cards, multiplication cards, clock cards, money cards, fraction cards. And here is a Note For The Fifth Edition: the first chapter has been rewritten and renamed Number Sense. In the other chapters, games have occasionally been added. Because the game numbers in these chapters are referenced in the RightStart Mathematics curriculum, the new games are numbered with a dot followed by a number. For example, the new game, C9.1, follows C9.
Unfortunately I am not familiar with the forth edition.
Best regards, Svetlana
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Rated 1 out of 5
evidentally we needed second addition
so we have the wrong book and had to get a whole new set
very confusing issue
September 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are enjoying these games and plan on using them alongside our Math U See curriculum. It is just what we needed.
July 5, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Not worth it
The quality of the materials doesn't justify the cost in my opinion.
May 17, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I love that the math learning is interactive, as opposed to worksheets!
September 27, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit
I purchased this kit to use in tutoring as I have several students I tutor. However it has a lot of value for homeschool students too.
March 25, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great fit!
I bought the math games kit to go along with another worksheet based curriculum for my first grade son. He loves playing the games so much that he asks dad to play sometimes in the evenings. I found his retention of facts to be improving through the games. I loved the results of the games so much that I ended up switching to the full right start math curriculum and haven't looked back since. It is a great fit for our family!
October 19, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These math games are FUN!!! We have had this set almost a year and my 10yo son and 7yo daughter both greatly enjoy it They have memorized so many math facts- without trying The games serve 2 purposes- 1 to help children enjoy math and playing around with numbers and 2 to replace boring mind-numbing drills I have yet to meet a child who enjoyed endless math drills; But this set provides practice for all the different math facts in the most painless way The set is a great value because it covers basically all forms of K-5 math I was worried the games wouldn't be interesting enough or varied enough for frequent use but they are We use them both during the school day and at night with dad just for fun In fact one of my friends (a chemist and math wiz) uses this set as her only math 'curriculum' for her children until starting them with geometry and pre-algebra in 7th grade Yes- they are THAT good! I can't recommend this math game set highly enough
October 23, 2014

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