Chess is often considered a game suited only to intellectually gifted people. People assume that to play chess you must already have a rather high level of intelligence or at least be ‘a little bit smart’. While chess may be more instantly appealing to those whose minds already think in a strategic ‘chess-like' manner, research is showing that this increasingly popular game has significant benefits for everyone.
Who’s for a quick game of cards?
Card games help reinforce maths strategies learnt at school in a fun and informal way. They let children learn from experience, develop ‘mathematical fluency’ and improve memory and confidence.
Here are 10 great games to play with your children to sharpen up their primary maths skills ...