Mobi Kids I found similar to Bananagrams but for numbers. And just like with Bananagrams, Mobi Kids can be used for more than just playing the main game. The game itself is played with 2 players or 2 teams. You split the game pieces; green for one team and blue for the second team. The white pieces are shared and have addition, subtraction and equal signs. While the green and blue pieces have numbers on them. You are meant to use all of your pieces (green or blue) by making math equations. The 1st team to correctly use all of their pieces wins the game. We have played with Mobi Kids like the manual says but also for other things. I have had our daughter practice both making numbers and reading them. The pieces are also useful for making equations. I like to make sure that our daughter understands how to find the answers to math problems as well as forming the problems herself. I can either tell her a problem to make or make up a word problem. Doing these extra ideas and playing the game are quite fun for our daughter who is not fond of mathematics.
I recently posted on social media the reviews that my daughter did. They were for the 1st 6 weeks of our 2nd grade year. I got asked a lot about them. How did I make them? How did your daughter remember all of this? I also got comments that it is too much, public school does not do that, your history is too involved, etc. So let's start off with how I make a review. For math it is very easy I make a list of everything she learned. On the last week of that 6 or 12 week any math she does that is on that list counts towards the review. Anything on the list that is not done during the week I give her a few problems on each. Because I want to make sure that she has understood the concepts I make the problems hard. If they are too easy there is no way for me to know if she really understands or if she can just do easy problems. For history I make questions based off what I have read from the textbook. I pull out the key information. We also do social studies and geography. I make questi