This week I reviewed Pyramath by I See Cards for the TOS Homeschool Crew.

What is Pyramath? It’s a card game geared towards helping students learn their math facts. It comes with an instruction booklet that includes tips and rules. I played this with my first grader. The rules of the game were a tad complicated, but we managed to change them up a bit to suit our needs. Ideally you will add, subtract, multiply and divide to finish your side of the pyramid first. Since he just started adding and subtracting we focused on that.

The game is a 1-2 player card game with the goal being to build your side of the pyramid first. The cards are also marked with English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Roman and French numerical translation and symbols if you’d like to learn those as well.  We just focused on the numbers!

What’s the Cost? \$6.95

What were our thoughts? I can see this being a fun addition to our workboxes though it may be better suited towards older students with more math experience. While we had fun playing, I had to help him out quite a bit. Since the cards go from 0-9 if your answer is a 2 digit number, you use the number in the ones (MUS Units) place. For example if you have a 7 and a 4 next to each other legal plays are: 3 (7-4=3), 1 (7+4=11) or 8 (7×4=28). Explaining that you only use the units place to a 6 year old was tough but he did get through it with help.

They also have an Online Pyramath Games you can play for free along with other resources: