Do you ever consider doing math a type of play (like doing a game?) of course there are a lot of games that are based in math, like (su-du-ko puzzels). Even checkers, chess, uno cards, Bridge, and other card games and board games require types of math skills. However, math problems, especially pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry are kind of like games/ puzzles to solve for the correct answer.
Learning (or studying) was a type of leisure in the past for the wealthy class (based on my best memory of philosophy class). The wealthy studied: mathematics, art, astrology, and other subjects opposed to working.
Math, as I was talking about, is a type of creative play.
Read this interesting article about a guy who creates games to teach math skills: