We’ve been making math fun here in our house recently thanks to a review from Sunya Publishing as part of the TOS Review Crew! We received a fun math game focusing on multiplication and division which is perfect for my 11 and 9 year old who are working on that skill. This game we received is called Sunya – The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing.
I don’t know about you, but making a subject or something you’re learning fun and into a game helps my kids learn it better and retain it as well. My son who is 9 loves math and it comes very easily to him while my daughter who is 11 has to take a little more time to think about it. This game was perfect for them to play together and help hone their skills!
We received a physical package containing the game and instruction booklet. The game is meant for players aged 9 and above though if you wanted to partner a slightly younger child with an older child that would work as well to help them start to get the hang of multiplication and division. When playing this game you can have anywhere from 1-5 players. We tended to have two to three players for this. Sometimes I’d play along with my two children as I loved math as a child and even went to math competitions making it to the state level.
Because Sunya Publishing is a fairly new company they do not have a link to their games on their website yet(or even social media), but don’t worry they soon will! You’re going to find that this is a company to watch.
The company name is Sunya Publishing. Sunya comes from an ancient language from India called Sanskrit and it means to be empty. When a player wins they say Sunya which means that they are empty or have used all their cards. That is the object of the game, to be the first player to use up all of your cards.
In our package I mentioned an instruction booklet containing 25 pages. It tells you how to play the game and also some alternate ways of play. It has a few pages in color and the rest is in a grayscale. Since they are new we’re their guinea pigs of sorts and they value our opinion. Thus, our booklet had the different formats asking us which we preferred. For us, the full color version would work best as it is more pleasing to the eye, eye catching, and tends to help the kids focus on where they are when they’re reading.
Not only did our package include the instruction booklet, but it also contained a deck of 60 cards and a deck of 30 cards as well as a number line. The deck of 60 cards has the numbers, mathematical signs, and wild cards that you use to play the game. The deck of 30 cards has the math and science riddle cards to go along with the game, just a chance for making math fun all over again.
As I’ve said before, the main goal of the game is to get rid of all your cards first and say Sunya. To do this, you make math equations like 5 x5 =25. It’s a great practice for using those multiplication facts and can be great fun as well. My kids loved playing the game instead of doing some extra math practice to help them learn their multiplication tables.
Make sure to hop over to the Main TOS Crew blog to check out all the other reviews of Sunya Publishing and their games for making math fun. Reviewers got the choice of the multiplication and division game or the addition and subtraction game. So, you’re sure to see plenty of both reviews! Make sure to check them out and see how we’re all making math fun in our homeschools these days.