About Dot Memory

The goal of this game is to remember and match the dots on pairs of cards.

Game Materials

Dot Cards, Directions


What's the math in this game?

The memory challenge in this game exercises children’s executive function skills! Children need to remember where cards are hiding (a working memory skill) and take turns with other players (an inhibitory control skill). After each card flip, say the card's number out loud. For example, “3 dots here! 4 dots here. No match!”

To print at home: There are 7 types of cards in the dot card deck. Each type of dot card can be printed separately on colored paper. We have suggested these colors in the directions, but you can use any paper available to you. For example, you can use blue paper to print the blue circle dot cards.
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