Vendor: Sunya Publishing
Product: Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing
Age: 9 and up
About: One way many kids like to learn is through games. It takes the feeling of having to do homework and makes it fun. They do not feel like they are working and get caught up in enjoying it. So when Sunya Publishing gave us the opportunity to review Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing, we were very excited.
Sunya is designed for kids nine years and older to play. However Sunya is a very family friendly company and would work well with adults to play along, even to help with those just learning their multiplication facts and having issues. You get the game book, six custom Sunya Multiplying & Dividing playing cards, the Sunya Multiplying & Dividing Number Line Tool, and thirty math and science fact and riddle cards.
The directions/rules are a bit overwhelming and confusing. I am still not sure we get the full gist of them but we are still having fun. Everyone starts out with four cards. You make a math sentance and then try to make new ones with your cards. You do this until you run out of cards and to yell Sunya. That means you win. This took my kids a bit to understand. They were just kind of like, umm I'm out of cards now what? Haha, it was funny. Once they got the hang of it meaning they won it was far more exciting for them.
Like I said we are still working on trying to figure all the rules out. We keep the book out with us as we play and try to work on a new rule each time we play. The book is mostly in black and while with a few colored pages. I think the kids like the color pages better. They seemed to pay attention to reading those more than the others.
I also really wanted to make sure to mention the way the number cards are made. Each one has the number boldly printed on it and then under it it has the corresponding amount of dots. This may not seem like a big deal to most people that would be using with with kids nine years and older, however it is a huge deal for kids with dyslexia. My 10 year old is severely dyslexic and many times things like this make or break her being able to use it. The smallest thing as being able to tell the difference in a 6 and a 9 without being embarassed and having to ask someone when trying to play a game against your sister...priceless. So for that small addition to your cards I want to thank you Sunya Publishing. I really think that if anyone would like a challenge to put against their kids in math, this is the game for you. Get this brains working, and get those families involved.
Also be sure to check out what my other crew members had to say about Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing. Some of them also got the opportunity to review Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting, which is suggested for children seven and up.