The World Education Games are over for another year. They will return in 2017.
Perhaps time to remind everyone who enjoys these mental arithmetic games that there are plenty available they can still enjoy all year round. Can you do simple maths under pressure?! From Manga High a multi-player option is available on Sundae Times which tests multiplication from 1×1 to 15×15 – play other students from round the world!
Sum Sense from Oswego City School District. for example is a little different – arrange the given numbers to give a correct statement. If you like this game note that Sum Sense games are available for other operations, scroll down to the bottom of this collection.
For other free Number games see this page also this page on games collections; the collections from Math Playground and that from Oswego City School District are particularly good for mental arithmetic. For practise at tables, including against the clock see this collection. Can you do simple maths under pressure?!
On Sumdog, I like the way that the various skill levels can be restricted; the site is aimed at students aged 6 to 14 (having said that some of my Year 11 (age 15-16) students looked like they were rather enjoying themselves recently) so I want my secondary age students to practise the skills at the upper end of the age range and have currently restricted them all to levels 8, 9 and 10. It is possible to set up competitions, see the Teachers’ page.
Shane Hill, the creator of World Maths Day has provided Core Skills for 4 to 10 year olds, this can be played on PC or tablet and is available free all year round. (also for Windows and iPad instructions here).