Monday, December 12, 2011

Fractazmic (TOS Review)

Fractazmic, by Pyramath, is a card game for 2-4 players used to practice the addition of Fractions. It is played like Rummy, but sets consist of  any number of cards of a suit (color) whose values add up to one. Because the cards have different denominators, the players must convert the fractions in their heads in order to add them. The pictures on the cards help the player “see” the value of each fraction and are helpful for visual learners when adding the values.


We enjoyed this game. I had to look at Emily’s cards occasionally the first few times we played to offer suggestions, but after that, she was able to play independently. We thought this was a fun way to practice with fractions and I could see Emily’s skills improving immediately.

Emily says, “You learn a lot and it helps you with your math. It’s a cool and fun game. I like it because it’s competitive. It helps me concentrate more because it’s a game.”

The Fractazmic game sells for 6.95 for a 60 card deck and is appropriate for 2-4 players (upper elementary and up). “I See Cards” also sells several other educational card games, including “Pyramath,” “Prime Bomb,”, and “I See Cards.”

I received a free deck of Fractazmic cards as a reviewer for the TOS Crew. All opinions are my own.

To read more reviews of Fractazmic, please visit the TOS Crew Blog.


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