"Unfortunately, many educational jurisdictions are finding a significant "lag" in student's math scores and are developing resources, employing "experts", and trying to find solutions to this dilemma. Through the development of this resource, the authors recognize that in physical education classes, we have the opportunity to assist in that process. The games provided will encourage players to use their math skills in "play".
We also note that it's impossible to play virtually any game without some level of mathematical skills. The pure idea of keeping track of goals and points utilizes some level of computation. However, in these games, the activities and challenges provided are specific and essential to the playing of the game itself. This means that many times, the "math work" must be done to ensure the game can be played successfully" (Retrieved from the Preface of "Counting on Fun" Resource).