The girls and I love playing games together and Sunya – The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting by Sunya Publishing is a great addition to our game collection! We had the pleasure of reviewing this new game that is for ages 7 to adult and 1-5 players.
The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting comes with a teacher/parent guidebook, 60 Sunya Playing Cards, 30 Math and Science riddle cards, and a Sunya Adding & Subtracting number line card.
When I first received the game, I sat down by myself and played a few rounds of the game using addition. This helped me get familiar with the game before teaching it to my girls. In the Basic Game of Sunya Adding & Subtraction the object of the game is to be the first person to use all of the cards in their hand. Before beginning the game the dealer sets up the plus (or minus card if playing subtraction) and equal cards. Then three number cards are used to form the first number sentence. The dealer then deals four cards to every player and the remaining cards are used for the draw pile. Cards are placed face up. I love this detail because players can help each other out when making number sentences. Then every player takes their turn until the first person runs out of cards and yells Sunya! There are some tricky rules but the game is easily adaptable if your child is having difficulties with a particular rule or if you would like to change it up a little bit. This game is a perfect game to take on a road trip!
The cards are the size of a standard playing card and did not come with a storage case I keep the cards in two ziplock bags to avoid mixing up the number and the riddle cards as their backs have the same design. The number cards have both a number and the same number of dots as the number on the card.
The School and Homeschool Teacher/Parent Guidebook is comb bound and included in the guidebook are directions for three games, Math Activities for Young Children, a copy of the Math and Science Facts and Riddles Cards, and some additional games, facts, and riddles. I like that the guidebook has a copy of the “Math and Science Facts and Riddles” cards. They are the written in the same size font as the font on the cards. As students are reading the cards out loud it makes it easier to follow along in the guidebook. The guidebook was a mixture of color pages and black and white pages and the Crew was asked to give feedback on which pages we preferred. I loved the colored pages! The colors (purple and orange) are very vibrant and complemented each other. The pages that were in color were easier on my eyes. If Sunya Publishing decided to stay with the black and white pages my suggestion would be to increase the spacing between the instruction steps and have wider margins.
The Math Activities for Young Children provide additional activities that the cards can be used for such as flash cards, sequencing, matching, making equations, and completing the equations. I like that there are suggestions for other uses of the cards. We used the number cards for matching as well as playing Sunya game number 1.
My girls and I have enjoyed playing Sunya – The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Adding & Subtracting. When it is time to put the game away the girls ask to play just one more game.
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