A blog about MathNook, math, math games, and more.

Tired of math games? Try our “Fun Stuff” section!


We like to consider our math games as wolves in sheep’s clothing because they look like games on the outside but on the inside it is all math! And if you go by what one of the smartest people in the world says then many if not all of our “Fun Stuff” games are wolves in sheep’s clothing too! Marilyn Vos Savant, who held the Guiness Book of World Records record for highest IQ before the category was retired, was quoted as saying “The best way to improve math skills is to do math. Playing games that exercise reasoning abilities is a good approach for young people, since many games involve logic, and math is just logic with numbers attached.”

So if your child or student is tired of math games you might want to consider letting them play some of the games in our “Fun Stuff” section. No it isn’t math but it will still keep them learning and thinking. A good one to start with and one of our favorites (at the moment that is) is “Fantastic Contraption” which is located here: In Fantastic Contraption the goal is to build a contraption so that the pink wheel gets to the goal. The great thing about it is there are all kinds of machines you can build to reach the goal. There’s usually lots of experimentation and trial and error required before you can reach the goal. It is great fun, very addicting and requires lots of logic. Highly recommended for any and all ages.

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This is a blog about Math Nook, math games, math and other fun and educational subjects.
Math Nook is owned by Jan and Tommy Hall.

Jan is retired from education where she spent 30 years in various positions ranging from classroom teacher to math specialist. She now spends her time working on the website and raising MathPup.

Tommy works full time but spends his free time utilizing his math degree and love of games to create some of the math games found on the website.