Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Math Sprint: A Byron's Games Review

I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

Here in Oklahoma we're in the middle of an ice storm, complete with power outages and bunking with the lucky family members who do have power!  What better thing to do than play games with the extra free time?  One of the staples of most homeschooling families is a love for playing games because we all know that learning happens so much faster when play is involved.  Earlier this year, we were introduced to Byron's Games and their geography game Continent Race, which was a great addition to the history, geography, and Bible curriculum we are using this year. This time we got to try out another one, Math Sprint - The Mental Math Game, which is a fun way to work on those math facts!

What We Received:

We received 1 Math Sprint - The Mental Math Game.  Items included in the game box are:
  • 1 Instruction Booklet
  • 258 Cards
  • 1 Marker
  • 1 Running Track Board
  • 10 Dry Erase Cards
  • 8 Runner Playing Pieces

How It Works:

Math Sprint is a family game for 2-8 players (or teams) ages 7 and up. An entire game takes about 30 minutes. The object of the game is to win the race or get to the finish line by answering mental math questions.  There are 4 types of cards including 92 addition and subtraction, 106 multiplication and division, 30 wild cards, and 30 challenge cards making the game flexible to the needs of the educational level of the players.  The wild cards are actually dry erase cards that you can write whatever problems you would like on them.  This helps when students are struggling with a particular group of math facts, especially in multiplication and division.  With a running track game board and little runners as game pieces, this competition style game gives each player a fun motivation to think of those answers a little bit faster.  There is a 100, 200 and 400 meter Dash which allows for shorter games when needed. Since even older students enjoy impressing their family with their math skills, Math Sprint can be enjoyed by multiple ages.

What We Thought:

We played this game with a 9 year old, 7 year old and a 3 year old (for fun) and everyone had a fun time!   The 9 year old could answer most questions and it was great practice for the 7 year old.  Of course, the 3 year old loved moving pieces and feeling involved.  The Challenge Question cards were beyond the 7 year old, but a good mix for the almost 10 year old. The Coach Tips were really interesting and brought out some insight my husband hadn't really thought of before!  

Since there were a lot of cards, it felt a little overwhelming on which cards to use since we had multiple ages.  We thought maybe some kind of recommendation, perhaps by grade, could have directed things better, but once we played it once things were easier to navigate the next time.  Overall, we felt like it was another hit that boosts the kids' education in multiple ways!  Thank you to Byron's Games for supporting the educational community in such a fun way!

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There were a lot of families (with a variety of ages) that reviewed this game so check out their experiences through the link below.

Math Sprint  - The Mental Math Game {Byron's Games Reviews}

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