Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game

Item # LER 5052
Ages 5+
$19.99
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Classic game play has a brand-new look! Math becomes an adventure with this award-winning addition and subtraction game that takes kids on a journey through Sum Swamp. They'll make their way over the crocodile shortcut and through the swamp to the finish by adding and subtracting the numbers on the dice.

Engage students as they explore and apply the properties of operations. Our unique tools reinforce these essential skills while challenging students to create and mentally solve equations.

Game includes:
     • Game board
     • 4 swamp creature game pieces
     • 2 number dice
     • Operations die

Board measures 17”L x 12”H.

Fun way to practice simple operations!

Grades K+

For 2-4 players.
  • The Good Toy Guide (UK), Highly Recommended (1998) – UK
  • National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) Honors Award (1998)
  • Parent’s Choice Honor Award (1998)
  • Right Start Magazine (UK) ’s Best Toy Awards: Games Category (1999) – UK
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, Best Toy Award (1999)
  • Kids Out Good Toy Guide Award (UK), Highly Recommended (1999) – UK

 

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Specifications:

  • Game Board (measures 12” x 17”)
  • 4 Swamp Critter Markers
  • 2 Number Dice & 1 Operation Die

Cognitive

  • Provides a short game period so that children with attention difficulties can complete a game and gain a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem.
  • Supports simple math equations.
  • Allows children whose cognitive skills are not yet adequate for adding and subtracting with 3 numbered dice to work with just 1 die. They can then progress to using all 3.

 

Communicative

  • Provides opportunities for storytelling conversation, etiquette and imagination through game flow and board illustrations.
  • Provides a defined play space (the game board) that allows children to focus their attention.

 

Physical

  • Provides skid-resistant playing pieces. Each piece stays in place until it is moved deliberately.
  • Keeps dice within the reach of children with limited physical abilities during play. The box offers a confined space to roll the dice.

 

Sensory

  • Provides game pieces of varied textures to aid children with tactile discrimination and correct moves during game play.
  • Assists visually impaired children with a game board rout marked in a very light color against a dark background.

 

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Learning ResourcesSum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (12)
  • Educational (11)
  • Entertaining (11)
  • Interactive (10)
  • Easy to play (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family (10)
  • Children (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (10), Educator (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)

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5.0

My son loves it!

By Momof1

from St. Augustine, Florida

About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Time

    Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

    My almost 5 year old plays this game at least 3-5 times a day. He plays with myself, my husband, and even will play by himself. When we first got the game, we used his fingers, and our fingers to show him how to add and subtract, but didn't talk at all about the evens and odds stones.

    Now that he's comfortable with the addition and subtraction, and is starting to know some of the answers without having to count, we've introduced evens and odds to him. He doesn't even know he's learning!

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    I will be buying another one this year!

    By Teacher

    from New Haven, CT

    About Me Educator

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

        My Special Education 7th & 8th graders love it! We added some of our own rules, they loved doing this. For example: when you land on a number, you roll only one dice & multiply the number you landed on by the number you rolled. We also keep track of how many times each one wins, comes in second & rolls zero. When you roll zero you have to go back to start.
        Excellent way for my students to learn their facts while having fun.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great way to teach and reinforce addition and subtraction!

        By Mom of 2

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Parent

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Children
          • Family

          Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

          This game was gifted to my 5 year old. He loves games, and this was no exception! He took to the bright colors and the fun animals pieces. The game is easy to play and the math concepts he is practicing is embedded into the game play. He doesn't even realize he is "learning" while he is playing. A great game for any child ready to take on some addition and subtraction skills!

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Mummyof3

          from Manchester

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Play
          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Children
            • Family

            Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

            My little boy loves playing this game. He is 4yrs old. We play this nearly everyday after school. It is wonderful for improving his understanding of addition and subtraction, plus understanding odd and even numbers. It is also aiding him from jumping from using his fingers to count on to mental arithmetic.
            It's fun too! He doesn't realise he is learning as he plays the game as its lots of fun. Have recommended it to lots of friends.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fun way to practice addition/subtraction

            By fixyourpuncturist

            from Stockport

            About Me Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Easy To Play
            • Educational
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Children
              • Family

              Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

              Great way of practising basic maths skills without them noticing!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great game… Even for Pre-School Age!

              By Mommy of A, C, and J

              from West Melbourne, FL

              About Me Parent

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Children
                • Family

                Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

                We started playing this game when my oldest were 3 and 5 years old. The 3 year old really loved learning to add and subtract, and my 5 year old got a lot out of the "even" and "odd". They both really liked the game, and played it both with and without adults (once they got the hang of it). Highly recommend!

                Once my sister-in-law saw the kids playing this game, she decided to buy this for her 1st grade class to play during their free time too!

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                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Both of my children love this game.

                By daybreaking

                from NY

                About Me Educator, Parent

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Educational
                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Great Educational Value
                • Interactive

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Family

                Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

                I have enjoyed playing this game with both of my children. It has been one of their favorites and has helped them with learning their math facts. My only wish is that replacement dice would be available. The markings on our dice have started to wear off, making the dice hard to read.

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                buy again

                By les

                from wales

                About Me Educator, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use
                • Easy To Play
                • Educational
                • Entertaining
                • Fun
                • Interactive
                • Thought Provoking

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family

                  Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

                  great to start adding and take away

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  fun, fast-paced game

                  By 3kidsmom

                  from Mesa, AZ

                  About Me Educator, Parent

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Play
                  • Educational
                  • Entertaining
                  • Fun
                  • Interactive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Children
                    • Family

                    Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

                    Purchased for my 1st grader to work on addition/subtraction and this game is perfect! He is more confident of his answers and now helps his 4 year old sisters play. Game plays quickly so you can get in a quick game or play multiple games depending on your time restraints.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great Game til ink came off dice

                    By momjam

                    from nebraska

                    About Me Educator, Parent

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play
                    • Educational
                    • Entertaining
                    • Fun
                    • Interactive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Children
                      • Family

                      Comments about Learning Resources Sum Swamp™ Addition & Subtraction Game:

                      This great game caught and kept the attention of my children, ages preschool to 1st grade. We've played it a lot, so much that the numbers on the dice wore off. We rewrote the numbers with a permanent marker. Other than that, a must for all children/families using games for learning simple addition and subtraction. When they aren't playing the actual game, the game pieces are great for pretend games: a snake, frog, turtle, and a snail.

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