About Wild Shapes

The goal of this game is to match cards by number, shape, or by a Wild Shapes card.

Game Materials

Shape Cards and Directions


What's the math in this game?

This game introduces children to recognizing and choosing different game play strategies. Players can choose to match their cards by number or shape, or play a Wild Shapes card. When children play a Wild Shapes card, ask them about their strategy. For example, "Why did you choose that shape? Why did you choose that number?"

Download Directions for Wild Shapes

There are 60 cards in the shape card deck. The cards have the numerals 1-10 on them along with one of six shapes: circle, triangle, square, rhombus, rectangle, or hexagon. There are also four Wild Shapes cards in the deck — these cards have all six shapes printed on them.
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