**WHY I MADE THE GAME OF RINGS**

**TO REINFORCE BASIC MATH SKILLS**

**Over the years I've asked kids questions such as**

**"What is 4 plus 8?"**

**Some 5th graders can NOT answer that question.**

**Many 3rd and 4th graders count on their fingers.**

**UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS IS FUNDAMENTAL**

**When 4th graders see the numbers 3 and 4**

**they should immediately know 3 combinations.**

**Add 3 and 4 to get 7.**

**Subtract them to get 1.**

**Multiply them to get 12.**

**When they see 2 and 8 they should know 4 combinations.**

**Add them for 10**

**Subtract them for 6**

**Multiply them for 16**

**Divide them for 4**

**When children play THE GAME OF RINGS**

**they process lots of numbers**

**not because it's required**

**but because they want to capture lots of cards**

**and build lots of rings.**

**THEY NEVER CALL IT A MATH GAME.**

**If you have a 4th grader, ask you child**

**"What is 3 plus 4?"**

**Watch their fingers.**

**If their fingers start moving quickly,**

**they are counting the numbers on their fingers.**

**THEY DON'T KNOW THEIR BASIC MATH FACTS.**

**Follow up with this...**

**"What is 4 plus 8?"**

**Again, watch their fingers.**

**THE GAME OF RINGS does not teach the math facts.**

**The game is a teaching tool.**

**Play the game with your children.**

**Teach and reinforce their math facts.**

**When children see a 3 and 4 on the game board over and over again**

**they will begin to see all the combination values of 7, 1 and 12... Quickly**

**When they see 2 and 8 on the board over and over again **

**they will start to see all the values of 10, 6, 16 and 4... Quickly**

**Seeing all the combinations for them is simply a step**

**in the bigger picture of capturing lots of cards**

**and building lots of rings.**

**Then watch them play the game with other kids.**

**It truly is a covert way of getting them to practice their math facts.**

**AND THE GOOD NEWS IS...**

**THEY LOVE IT**

**PS**

**For all of you who know your mathematics**

**this is an incredibly good game.**

**And it goes beyond mathematics...**

**You'll be thinking in almost 3 dimensions.**

**It's your strategy skills vs your opponent's strategy skills.**

**THE GAME OF RINGS IS FUN TO PLAY**