Sunya Publishing sent me and my son their math game called Sunya - The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying & Dividing, ages 9+, which my son and I have been enjoying for the past couple of weeks. It's a game he takes along when he visits with Gramma who says "this is a fun game to play".
Sunya® (the "u" pronounced as the "oo" in the word "book") is a word from Sanskrit, the ancient and classical language of India. Our modern number system was invented in India 1,500 years ago. This word means “empty or void of any quantity.”
Family fun and cooperation, with a friendly spirit of competition, while you practice your math facts, this sums up Sunya.
The book I received was mostly done in black and white, but it had a couple of colour pages (just so we could see which we preferred). I have to admit, I thought that the black and white worked just fine, but it was a nice break to have to odd full-colour spread. I can totally see them using the full-colour spread to introduce a new chapter in the book OR as the start to a new method of playing. Just to make certain sections stand out a bit.
One of the riddle/information cards talked about a diamond star. My lad wasn't sure if the information was correct so we did a bit of research on it and found out that yes it was! The lad was suitably impressed.
Sunya is game, published by Sunya Publishing, that we will continue to enjoy in this household. It's such a good way to practice math facts and to have fun with each other. One of the things I thought as we played this game was how very easy it would be turn this into a additon/subtraction game as well.. I would just need to mock up the cards for it. My lad thought that a marvellous idea, because then you could play it with anybody and that would be great!
It was VERY helpful to have the dots on the cards, this made it very easy to tell the 6 and 9's apart, and is just another way to engage the brain in learning.