Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science, Adding and Subtracting from Sunya Publishing: A TOS Crew Review

Math and Science {Sunya Publishing Review}

Math and Science {Sunya Publishing Review}
  Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science, Adding and Subtracting  from Sunya Publishing

Bentz Test Laboratory got to try a brand new game - still under development:  Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science, Adding and Subtracting from Sunya Publishing is a game for 1-5 players.  The word “sunya” is a Sanskrit (from India) word for “empty.” 
Designed for ages 7 and up to master addition and subtraction facts, the object of this game is to be the first player to use up all of the cards in their hand. 
We received a Game book, 60 custom playing cards with the Hindu-Arabic Numeral System and
 & addition, subtraction symbols, 30 math and science fact and riddle cards, and a handy number line, perfect for younger students.

The Game book provides instructions on how to play.  The instructions seemed rather confusing and detailed to us, at first.  But, after jumping into a game - it is really quite simple.  The basic game is played by making equations with the four cards in your hand.  Once you have used up all your cards - you announce "Sunya" as the winner.  Pretty simple, but an effective tool for working with those addition facts.  My main testers are still struggling to master these, so we spent our time in the world of the "plus" and not much time with the "minus".
The Game book offers different variations of the Basic game, which focuses on single digit numbers.  My younger testers used the basic rules for play - but, my older testers enjoyed adding to the challenge (ha...pun intended!  "adding" to the challenge!") by playing with Game I and II variations that work with multiple digits for both addition and subtraction equations.
For younger children, the flash cards can be used for sequencing, matching and hands-on equation building. 
Our favorite part was the math and science fact and riddle cards.  We have been asking these riddles and facts to each other - many of them had all of us stumped!  These are a great critical thinking tool The Game Book also includes some fun "math magic" that you can use to impress your students.  

I am a firm believer that the best way to learn your math facts is by playing games, and Sunya Publishing has made it fun.   They also offer Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing, with all new fact and riddle cards!
Be sure to check them out.
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Math and Science {Sunya Publishing Review}
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