Speed!



Speed!

(US and APO addresses only.)
Because shipping costs are in excess of $25/game to ship overseas, we no longer ship internationally.


Speed! makes skip-counting loads of fun, and mastery of skip-counting makes multiplication easy. Two players compete against each other 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 the first to shout Speed!, otherwise they will get all the played cards added to their stack.


Playing the Game


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



The game comes with eight decks of cards, 2's through 9's. Each deck is played the same way, only the numbers change. For example, the Three-Speed deck contains the numbers 3 through 30 in multiples of 3's and the Eight-Speed deck contains the numbers 8 through 80 in multiples of 8's.



How it Works: Skip-Counting to Multiplication


When kids play Speed! they not only learn to skip-count, but gain valuable number sense skills that help in learning multiplication, division, factoring, reducing fractions and the many math skills which build on skip-counting. The best way to help a child gain this type of number sense is to play consistently with one deck of cards. When a child can easily beat an adult that child is ready for the next deck.

The repetition of playing with one deck of cards until the child is extremely familiar with the deck helps them to make associations between numbers. In learning more advanced mathematical concepts such as reducing fractions, they will instinctively recognize related numbers. For example, given the fraction 15/21, they will understand that the numbers 15 and 21, are related by the number 3 because they were both in the Three-Speed deck of cards. The 15 was the 5th card and the 21 was the 7th card, therefore the fraction 15/21 can be reduced to 5/7.

This video explains how it works.




How Families Use the Game

Parents, tutors, teachers, homeschooling families, and kids love Speed! because it's fun to play. Since the rounds of Speed! are fast paced and last less than five minutes, educators often use this game as a reward at the end of a lesson. Others use it as their primary method for teaching multiplication, using it in place of a math curriculum. Since two people can play with one deck of cards, up to 16 kids can be busy memorizing their multiplication tables with one box of Speed! making Speed! a great option for co-ops and schools. In addition, the quantity of decks enables Speed! to be used for "Final-Four" style tournaments.


Purchasing


Speed! can be purchased directly from me by clicking on the Buy Now button above, or on Amazon.com by clicking on the icon below. Speed! is also available as an iPad app or an iPhone app.


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Patterns in the Cards - Activities for Your Speed! Cards


In addition to being used to play Speed! the cards can also function as a math manipulative. 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 


Other Posts on Speed!


Speed! is on the iPhone
Speed! is in the iPad App Store
Playing Speed! with Grandma
Speed! - Multiplication - The Right Age to Begin
Speed! - Multiplication Game
My Personal Business Story



Speed!
 (US and APO addresses only)
Because shipping costs are in excess of $25/game to ship overseas, we no longer ship internationally.

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




For questions regarding Speed! please contact me at jmommymom@gmail.com or highhilles@gmail.com.



* 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.

13 comments:

  1. 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!
    Kyle

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  2. 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!
    Kim
    Mrs. H's Resource Room

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    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.

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

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

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  4. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again


    Teaching Supplies Online

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  5. The only complaint I have is the font is very difficult to read. Especially for early readers

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    1. The font will be changing the next time I restock inventory. :)

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    2. YAAAAY! Just what I was wondering. Amazon reviews say the same thing. How long do we wait for that, though?

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    3. I have the new ones in stock at my house. If you want one please send me an email. jmommymom - at - gmail - dot - com and place an order through my blog with a comment.

      The updated font cards will go to amazon when the old inventory runs out. That seems to be difficult to estimate. Right now I'm thinking maybe March.

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    1. We have versions for iPhone and iPad. Sorry, there isn't one for Android.

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  7. I've written a review of you game speed in my blog about learning math (in Spanish). Here is the link:

    http://www.reseteomatematico.com/speed-juego-cartas-aprender-multiplicar/

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