Market Math

Printable Math Game

Are you looking for a fun way to practice math this summer?  How about an open ended math game with this fun produce printable!  Just print out the following PDF: market math on card-stock and cut out all the fruits along the dotted lines.  Don’t worry, the hand cramping is only temporary and will be SO worth it!

There are a bunch of different ways to play.  If you like, you can start by drawing a fruit stand with baskets for the different fruits, maybe a scale, a shopkeeper, and a basket for your purchases.  Get creative!  Whoever said you can’t be creative while learning math?!

The inherent skill in this game is counting in multiples.  The pears are sold as singles, the apples in pairs (maybe I should have made the pears in pairs, hee-hee!), the bananas in bunches of fives, and the grapes in bunches of ten.

You can play a bunch of different ways.  Use your imagination!  For example, if you buy 4 bunches of bananas, how many bananas total do you have?  Fun right?!  You can make it harder by adding prices tags to your baskets.  If a pair of apples is two dollars, how much would it cost for 4 or how about one?  When you are not playing, you can keep everything in an envelope or plastic sandwich bag.  I think this game should be lots of fun and you can be pleased with yourself as a mom for teaching your kids multiplication and division before they learn it in school!

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Also check out Pragmatic Mom’s math game links!

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This post is linked up with Mama Smiles’ Learning Laboratory.  Check it out for fun learning links and have you tried fusible beads lately?  Also with It’s Playtime at hands on: as we grow where you can find many great play related links and a helpful list for encouraging positive behavior.

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10 thoughts on “Market Math

    • When I was cutting I was feeling a little guilty for all the hand pain I might be causing in the world. Maybe I should have made them small card shapes – but they ARE more fun this way!

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