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Speed! makes skip-counting loads of fun, and mastery of skip-counting makes multiplication easy. Speed! is available as physical cards, as an iPad app and iPhone app. Two players compete against each other (or one player vs the computer on the iPad) to be the first to get rid of their cards, but they must watch-out...... if the number in the middle is the same they must be fast to tap the Speed! button, otherwise they will get all the played cards added to their stack.

Check out this video showing a round of Three Speed in action.

Kids can skip-count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's. On the iPad they begin as a Trainee and can advance through the levels to become a Legend. With five levels to pick from and eight numbers to skip-count this game will keep kids entertained for hours. They don't realize how much they are learning because they are busy trying to win and having fun.

On the iPad the Lite version is free and contains the Two Speed deck of cards at all levels while the Full version costs only 99 cents and contains card decks Two Speed through Nine Speed.

To find Speed! in the App Store switch the category to education and then search on
  • Speed, math
  • Speed, highhill
  • Speed, multiplication

Then download it and have fun playing! (Be sure to let the kids have a turn.) 

Now there are two ways to purchase the physical version of Speed! It can be purchased directly from me by clicking on the Buy Now button above, or on Amazon.com by clicking the icon on the left. 

The package includes eight decks of cards; Two Speed through Nine Speed. Since two students can play with one deck of cards 16 kids can be busy memorizing their multiplication tables with one box of Speed! The physical version is excellent for tournaments or round robin games where the kids form two circles, play one game of Speed! and then rotate one seat to the left or right to play another round with a new kid and a new deck. Speed! has also been a hit at family math night.

For families, Speed! makes a super activity for special parent/child time or family game night.

The games are fast paced and last less than five minutes, so it's an easy activity to sneak in at the end of a lesson. Kids love this game because it's fun. Adults love it because it's fun and the kids are learning.

Speed! Instructions

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More Activities for Your Speed! Cards

In addition to being used to play Speed! the cards can also function as a teaching tool. Here are several ideas for activities to help kids gain greater number sense using the Speed! cards.

War and Adding War with Speed
Thirteen - Adding Game
Patterns in the Cards - Two Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Three Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Four Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Five Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Six Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Seven Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Eight Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Nine Speed
Patterns in the Cards - Columns
Patterns in the Cards - Multiples
Patterns in the Cards - Doubles
Patterns in the Cards - More Checkerboards
Patterns in the Cards - Diagonals Part 1
Patterns in the Cards - Diagonals Part 2
Patterns in the Cards - Diagonals Part 3
Patterns in the Cards - 7's, 8's and 9's on Top
Number Sense - Reducing Fractions
Number Sense - Least Common Denominator
Number Sense - Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
Number Sense - Factoring Algebraic Expressions
Number Sense - Prime Numbers 

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Offers and Promotions

Giveaway - The Bender Bunch - July 29, 2013 -  August 4, 2013
Host a Speed! Tournament - March 1, 2013 - March 31, 2013
Family Math Night - Offer for Teachers - January 18, 2013 - February 14, 2013
Offer for Facebook Users - December 26, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Offer for Bloggers - December 13, 2012 - December 31, 2012
Celebration Sale - September 22, 2012 - October 6, 2012
Giveaway - What Did We Do All Day? - May 26, 2012 - June 2, 2012
First Ever Speed! Coupon - March 21, 2012 - March 24, 2012
Starry Sky Ranch Giveaway - March 16, 2012 - March 21, 2012

I look forward to developing more educational products. I hope you enjoy playing "Speed!" with your kids too.

Physical Cards Purchase Directly from Me - Click Buy Now

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Physical version  from Amazon
iPad Lite version
iPad Full version
iPhone version

* I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com and Highhill Educational Supplies is my company.


  1. What a great game!! I will be interested in buying it but amazon doesn't send it to Spain. How can I buy it? Could you send it to me personally?

    1. Sure, I can send you one. Please leave me a comment with your email address or email me off-line and I will give you the details. jmommymom @ gmail . com

  2. Good afternoon,

    I´m from Spain too, and I´ll love to get your game. I´ve known you trhough Marvan´s blog (orca-alce.blogspot.com). Thanks to you both for all the resources and ideas.

    Please, contact me.



    1. Sure, I can send you one. Please leave me a comment with your email address or email me off-line and I will give you the details. jmommymom @ gmail . com

  3. We have lost our instructions. Is there a to print off another copy? Or can you just tell us if you are allowed to play a card that is the same number as the card showing or can you only play cards that are directly up or down? Thanks!

  4. Can you make an android version to use on the Kindle Fire?

    1. That was my question too! Or a desktop computer version ...

  5. I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.
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  6. Yeah! We will be purchasing this game today it looks wonderful in a few weeks I'm posting all the things I'm doing to get my kiddos up to "speed" (pun intended) on their math facts! Is it okay if I use your video as long as I point them back to your website. I'm super excited about your game. YEAH for creative homeschool Mama's!

  7. Hi! Do you have rules for standard game play written down anywhere? Every time we take take the box out I can't remember how many cards to lay out, etc., Would love to print a set of rules and put them in the box.

  8. This looks like a great game! Thanks for linking it up! I haven't seen it at the stores here in the US, but I'll be on the look out for it! I would love to get the cards. I'm always looking for some more fun ways to teach skip counting!
    Mrs. H's Resource Room

    1. Kids love Speed!, but it isn't available in stores. The only place you can get it is on Amazon.com and in the iPad store for the electronic version.

  9. We just purchased these. Excited to have a different way to teach multiplication facts. Thank you!

    1. That's great! Let me know how it goes.

  10. I purchased this game from Amazon and have lost the playing rules. Anywhere I could find the rules? Thank you!

  11. I don't really understand this game. I've watched the video a couple of times, but it is too fast for me:) I guess I need this game. I thought you could not play the same number as was put down, but I am seeing 21 played on top of 21. From what I can tell, 3 speed contains multiples of 3? You are just playing them up and down according to what is laid out on the table? Are you learning the tables because of familiarity with the group or are you actually multiplying or what? I feel like a dummy, but I am not understanding:) Can you help

    1. Suz - Your understanding is absolutely correct. On the video around one minute, a 21 is played, followed by a 24 and then another 21. The font makes the 21 and 24 look very similar in the video.

      By playing the game, kids learn the multiplication tables through familiarity. When they practice multiplication, it is easier because they already know the answers.


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