Board games may boost maths skills in young children – study


oard games like Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders – which are based on numbers – could make young children better at maths, new research suggests.

The games are already known to enhance learning and development, including reading and literacy.

But the new study suggests that for three to nine-year-olds, the format of number-based board games helps to improve counting, addition, and the ability to recognise if a number is higher or lower than another.

Using board games can be considered a strategy with potential effects on basic and complex maths skills