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According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,“Playing games encourages strategic mathematical thinking as students find different strategies for solving problems and deepen their understanding of numbers.”

A study at Carnegie Mellon University has shown that time spent playing board games boosts children’s math skills. In fact, children showed improved math skills on several levels that were still evident nine weeks after they stopped playing the game. Among the benefits were improved ability to identify numbers, count, compare the size of numbers and estimate number values.