Here’s a fun interactive game for children in kindergarten to second grade. Young participants find themselves among trees, mountains and a flower garden as they assume the role of a little boy perched on a rock beside a lake. Fish swim by with numbers painted on their sides.
At the top of the screen is a score board and a timer. An addition problem is displayed above the fishing pole and the child must solve the addition problem, then click on the fish that has the correct answer before it swims by. If the child clicks the fish with the wrong answer, he/she has many opportunities to try again for a correct answer. For every correct answer, the child gets 5 points.
At the end of the game, if the child gets a perfect score, he/she is rewarded by a big yellow fish exclaiming “CONGRATULATIONS!” in multi-colored letters scrawled across his side. The child’s score is displayed, as well as a “Play again” button to start over. I like this game because it gives children an opportunity to learn to add while engaging in a fun activity. Fans of this free educational game can also hone their skills in other areas by fishing for the right multiplication, and subtraction answers in this “sea of knowledge”. Start the learning fun now by clicking www.softschools.com/math/games/fishing_add.jsp.