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27 Brilliant STEM Toys That Teach Math Problem Solving

Math is a lifelong skill that we need, whether we love it or hate it. And getting kids engaged is a tricky process, especially if they’re haters. These STEM toys will make learning math more fun and if kids are having fun while they’re learning, they’ll retain the information better and they might not even realise it’s work!

STEM toys are very popular at the moment (and every kid can always improve their math skills!). Take your pick of the best from our list and get your kids learning and growing.

Marbotic Smart Numbers Interactive Toy for Tablets

Marbotic Smart Numbers Interactive Toy for Tablets

Compatible with most tablets, Smart Numbers combines traditional numbers with smart technology. Available in 13 languages and child friendly, this is suitable for anyone wanting to sharpen their Math skills. 10 wooden numbers and 3 educational apps will make learning how to count, add and subtract a whole new “smart” experience.

$39.99


Melissa & Doug Abacus

Melissa & Doug Abacus

Abacus beads are the classic way to learn how to count, add and even subtract. Brightly colored beads are sure to grab your kid’s attention and the sturdy wooden frame means this abacus can withstand the test of time. With 8 extension activities, there’ll always be something to keep a busy brain active.

$12.39


Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game

Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game

Appreciating the value of money is a life skill we should all have. Money Bags is a board game which teaches children how to count and exchange money while making it fun. Race around the board earning money and, as you probably guessed, the one who has the most money at the end of the game wins!

$15.99


Learning Resources Multiplication & Division Game

Learning Resources Multiplication & Division Game

It’s well known that children retain information better if it’s made fun when they’re learning it. In this board game, they’ll learn the relationship between multiplication and division by building number families. It’ll also help their understanding of numbers and strengthen their math skills.

$15.13


Tiggly Math Blocks Interactive Learning Games

Tiggly Math Blocks Interactive Learning Games

Teach them math skills from a young age with Tiggly Math. Suitable for 3 – 7 year olds, this interactive learning game is comprised of 5 interactive STEM math toys and 4 learning game, which are free to download and are compatible with all iPads and current Android devices.

Prices Vary


Educational Insights Math Slam

Educational Insights Math Slam

Learning how to do basic math is a skill which will follow us through life. Give them the skills they need to add and subtract with Math Slam, a fun interactive toy which will make learning numbers fun. It can also teach algebra and it’ll grow with your child, meaning they can use it throughout their school life.

$39.79


Learning Wrap-ups Division Keys

Learning Wrap-ups Division Keys

Perfect for helping with homework, Wrap-ups is a super fun learning tool which can help fine tune your child’s math skills. Simply look at the problem on the left and wrap the string to the answer on the right. Flip it over to see if it’s correct.

$9.99


Melissa & Doug Counting Shape Stacker

Melissa & Doug Counting Shape Stacker

Teaching your children how to count is something we will all do as parents. Engage your kids with a Melissa and Doug Counting Shape Stacker. Made from sturdy wood and colorful shapes, this will also teach them colors and shapes, and will last for many years.

$17.99

Marbotic Bundle Smart Letters + Smart Numbers

Marbotic Bundle Smart Letters + Smart Numbers

Combining traditional learning and new technology, this interactive teaching toy is available in 13 languages and is compatible with most iPads and Samsung Tabs. Download the free Smart apps and combine this with the wooden numbers included to teach your child the basic STEM math skills they need.

$89.99


Learning Resources Math Marks The Spot Floor Game

Learning Resources Math Marks The Spot Floor Game

Fun for the whole family, this fast-paced game will teach numbers, addition and subtraction all while being entertaining. Roll the large foam dice and race to put your marker on the correct answer. This lively STEM math game covers basic adding and subtracting using numbers 1-6.

$26.99


Educational Insights Play Money Coins & Bills Deluxe Set

Educational Insights Play Money Coins & Bills Deluxe Set

Money awareness is a great skill to have. Teach your kids how to be sensible with theirs with realistic play money. With dollar bills, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars, you’ll be able to show your child the value of money and how to look after it.

$29.99


Educational Insights MathShark

Educational Insights MathShark

Learn how to solve all kinds of mathematical problems with the MathShark. As well as teaching the basics, this interactive toy will also cover math problems like fractions, decimals and percentages. Answer the problem on the screen using the keypad and MathShark will tell you if you got it correct.

$25.25


Learning Resources Addition and Subtraction Game

Learning Resources Addition and Subtraction Game

Master basic addition and subtraction with this fun yet challenging board game. Create number fact families by answering mathematical questions and hone your math skills. Be the first one to play all your cards and yell “tri-FACTa” to win the game and beat your friends and family.

$13.61


Educational Insights Multiplication Slam

Educational Insights Multiplication Slam

Multiplication is a difficult skill to get the hang of. Fine turn your skills by using the Multiplication Slam STEM math toy. Read the question, scan the possible answers and hit the one you think is correct. The faster you answer, the better your score. The better you get, the harder the questions will become.

$37.79


Learning Resources Mix And Measure Activity Set

Learning Resources Mix And Measure Activity Set

Introduce young children to measuring with this colorful set. The tools are chunky enough for little hands and activity cards have “recipes” for them to conjure up slime, goo and more. Get them to do the measuring as that will help them visualize quantities for the next time.

$26.94


Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set

Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set

Ideal for an introduction to shapes, this template set is perfect for teaching young children how to draw basic shapes such as circle, square and triangle. Each template has shapes of differing sizes so your child can put them together to make pictures and also improve their visualization skills.

$11.45


Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card

Learning Resources Minute Math Electronic Flash Card

Whether your child works well under pressure or not, this electronic STEM math toy will help them improve their addition/subtraction and multiplication/division as well as asking algebraic questions too. Use the timed or untimed mode and help them work their way through the 3 skill levels.

$14.23


Educational Insights Rockin' Math Game

Educational Insights Rockin' Math Game

If learning has been made fun, chances are that your child is more likely to remember and retain the information. Have a “rocking” good time mastering math skills such as addition, division and percentages with this guitar themed board game. Take on your kids and see whose math skills reign supreme!

$27.00


HABA Secret Code 13+4 A Tricky Arithmetic Game

HABA Secret Code 13+4 A Tricky Arithmetic Game

Sneak math practice into your kids lives with a detective mystery board game. The aim of the game is to break into the bank by solving the security codes (which will need to be solved using basic math). Your kids will be so busy racing to be the best detective that they won’t realize they’re learning math!

$23.99


Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Wooden Fishing Game

Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Wooden Fishing Game

Use this wooden fishing game to not only improve math skills but also hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Spin the worm to see which color and number fish you need to reel in with the magnetic fishing hook. It’s good for solo or multi person play and the sturdy wood means it’ll last for years.

$26.74


Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game

Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game

Boost their addition and subtraction skills using this Sum Swamp board game. To decide the number of moves they need to take, they’ll need to roll the 2 dice and add the numbers together. But they can only move on if they get the answer correct. Suitable for ages 5+, you’ll all be able to play!

$13.28


Math Dice Chase Action Game

Math Dice Chase Action Game

Ideal for classrooms or larger families, this STEM Math Dice is perfect for mastering fast multiplication. 4-6 players sit in a circle and take it in turns to roll the dice with the person opposite. It’s then a race against time to correctly multiply the 2 numbers together and yell out the answer!

$6.99


Learning Resources Fraction Tower Activity Set

Learning Resources Fraction Tower Activity Set

Marked on 3 sides, these colorful cubes are perfect for teaching them about percentages, fractions and decimals. Simply turn a cube around to see a fraction equivalent in percentage and decimal form. All the cubes are interchangeable too, so you can use different fractions to make a whole.

$16.53


Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register

This working cash register not only makes a great toy, but it’ll also teach your children the life skill of adding their money. It comes with bills, coins and pretend credit cards so you can turn learning basic math skills into a fun game.

$25.71


ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game

ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game

Math Dice Jr is a great way to introduce addition and subtraction to your kids in a fun and exciting way. Simply roll the Target Number die to get a number, then roll the Scoring dice and try and reach the target number by using addition or subtraction.

$9.99


Lakeshore Subtraction Machine

Lakeshore Subtraction Machine

If your kids need a little help with subtraction, this Subtraction Machine is perfect for them. Your kids can even check the answers themselves. All they have to do is press down on the button with the problem on and up pops the number. It couldn’t be easier.

$37.70


Learning Resources Who Knows Math? Electronic Game

Learning Resources Who Knows Math? Electronic Game

If you and your kids are fed up of using the same method to learn math, then you need to make it more fun. This electronic quiz game is perfect! For up to 4 players, each controller has a yes & no button. Just listen to the question and press the button you think is right.

$40.00

7 DIY Math Activity Ideas

Easy Diy Time Telling Memory Game

Easy Diy Time Telling Memory Game

Learning how to tell the time can be a tricky concept for children. Make it fun and interesting with this DIY memory game. Draw a clock face with a time on, say 8 o clock and then on another piece of paper, write 8.00. All your child has to do is match the clock face to the corresponding time.

Christmas Tree Addition

Christmas Tree Addition

Ideal for the festive season, this DIY Christmas Tree addition game will be seasonal and educational. Follow the tutorial, print out the pieces and you’ll have a fun and festive game for your kids to play at Christmas which will also help with their math skills.

DIY Ping Pong Math Game

DIY Ping Pong Math Game

Combine learning math and a classic carnival game. Follow this DIY tutorial to create your very own addition ping pong game. Simply take some mason jars and pop some numbered circles in the bottom. Throw ping pong balls into the jars and then add up the numbers in the bottom. Easy, right?

5 Diy Math Games for Summer Fun (and Learning!)

5 Diy Math Games for Summer Fun (and Learning!)

When your kids are off for the summer, it can be tricky to keep them motivated and on track with their homework. Turn math revision into a game with these 5 DIY STEM math games. They probably won’t even realise it’s learning, they’ll be having too much fun!

Monster Math Games with Printables

Monster Math Games with Printables

Teaching basic math from a young age is a good idea, although it can be tricky to find age appropriate games for them to play and engage with. These STEM Monster Math games may grab their attention long enough for them to learn some math and they’re all DIY too!

Spiral Quick and Easy Math Facts Card Game

Spiral Quick and Easy Math Facts Card Game

A super simple game to construct, this DIY tutorial shows you how to make a fun STEM math game with a deck of cards, some counters and dice. This game can be used to practice any math operation and is ideal for between third and fifth graders.

Skittles Math!

Skittles Math!

A sure fire way to get kids engaged with learning is to introduce an incentive. Using candy as part of the learning process may sound crazy but as this DIY tutorial shows, it can be used very effectively. Make circle graphs using Skittles and then take it up a notch by adding in percentages.

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