Speed! makes skip-counting loads of fun, and mastery of skip-counting makes multiplication easy. Speed! is available as physical cards, as an iPad app and iPhone app. Two players compete against each other (or one player vs the computer on the iPad) to be the first to get rid of their cards, but they must watch-out...... if the number in the middle is the same they must be fast to tap the Speed! button, otherwise they will get all the played cards added to their stack.
Kids can skip-count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's. On the iPad they begin as a Trainee and can advance through the levels to become a Legend. With five levels to pick from and eight numbers to skip-count this game will keep kids entertained for hours. They don't realize how much they are learning because they are busy trying to win and having fun.
On the iPad the Lite version is free and contains the Two Speed deck of cards at all levels while the Full version costs only 99 cents and contains card decks Two Speed through Nine Speed.
To find Speed! in the App Store switch the category to education and then search on
- Speed, math
- Speed, highhill
- Speed, multiplication
Then download it and have fun playing! (Be sure to let the kids have a turn.)
The package includes eight decks of cards; Two Speed through Nine Speed. Since two students can play with one deck of cards 16 kids can be busy memorizing their multiplication tables with one box of Speed! The physical version is excellent for tournaments or round robin games where the kids form two circles, play one game of Speed! and then rotate one seat to the left or right to play another round with a new kid and a new deck. Speed! has also been a hit at family math night.
For families, Speed! makes a super activity for special parent/child time or family game night.
The games are fast paced and last less than five minutes, so it's an easy activity to sneak in at the end of a lesson. Kids love this game because it's fun. Adults love it because it's fun and the kids are learning.
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More Activities for Your Speed! CardsIn addition to being used to play Speed! the cards can also function as a teaching tool. Here are several ideas for activities to help kids gain greater number sense using the Speed! cards.
War and Adding War with Speed
Thirteen - Adding Game
Patterns in the Cards - Two Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Three Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Four Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Five Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Six Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Seven Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Eight Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Nine Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Columns
Patterns in the Cards - Multiples
Patterns in the Cards - Doubles
Patterns in the Cards - More Checkerboards
Patterns in the Cards - Diagonals Part 1
Patterns in the Cards - Diagonals Part 2
Patterns in the Cards - Diagonals Part 3
Patterns in the Cards - 7's, 8's and 9's on Top
Number Sense - Reducing Fractions
Number Sense - Least Common Denominator
Number Sense - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Number Sense - Factoring Algebraic Expressions
Number Sense - Prime Numbers
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