I hate the word “gamification”. But that’s probably because I’m old.
I remember learning my times tables when I was a kid at school. I remember it was struggle, but I’m glad I did it. These cards are designed to make that struggle into a fun game. We took into account research that had been done on how to group up collections of things to make the total number more easily apprehended.
We experimented with different animals but the monkey won out when we tried it out in a classroom.