Fun Math Games For the Classroom or Home
Math games are perfect for school and home.
By introducing a few fun math games into the classroom or
homework routine, you will turn ‘I HATE math!’ into ‘I LOVE
math!’.
Best of all, children don’t even know they are doing math when
it is this much fun. Just ensure that children are challenged.
Included below are some fun math games for kids for use at home
or at school. These are games to practice number skills.
Higher or Lower
This is a great math game for practicing order of numbers.
You can work with numbers that have 2 digits, 3 digits or more.
Firstly select the upper and lower number limits, e.g. between
10 and 100.
One player chooses a number and writes it on a piece of paper.
The other player/s guesses what they think the number might be.
For every guess the first player tells if the chosen number is
higher or lower. Play until until the number is guessed.
Find It First
Use this fun math game to practice basic multiplication tables
(or addition, subtraction or division also).
Simply write the answers to tables you are going to practice,
randomly over the board or paper, e.g. to practice eight times
tables write - 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 etc. To make the game a bit
more challenging, you can add a few other numbers.
Two kids stand or sit either side to the numbers and a
multiplication table is given, e.g. 7 times 8.
Children compete to be the quickest to find the answer.
The first point to the answer, receives a point and the first to
score three points becomes the winner.
This game is great as a whole class game with children
representing their team or you can have a tournament to see who
the class champion is with each child having a turn.
Largest Number
You'll love this one. It is a simple and fun math game that
really engages children.
Each person rolls the dice. Use
-3 dice for children to practice 3 digit numbers
-4 dice for children to practice 4 digit numbers
-5 dice for children to practice 5 digit numbers
-6 dice for children to practice 6 digit numbers
Each player rolls the dice and records the numbers that are
shown, e.g. 3 4 1 6.
Next, the players organize the digits to make the highest
possible number that they can, e.g. 6431.
The player with the highest number receives one point.
Twenty Questions Number Game
No equipment is required for this kids' math game.
To begin with choose a number within the range to be played,
e.g. 1- 20, 1-100, 100-1000.
The number is recorded on paper but not shown to the other
players.
The other players then ask questions to help them to identify
the number.
Only yes/no questions can be used.
Encourage children to ask general questions to begin with, e.g.
Is it odd? Is it higher than 50? Instead of trying to guess the
number, e.g. Is it 38?
Playing games in math offers so much more than just a bit of
fun. These games also help to develop a deep understanding of
math concepts and a confident attitude towards a sometimes
unpopular subject. You may even be surprised when hear, ‘Gee
that was fun! Can we play again?’
I know that you are
interested in making math fun and easy for the children in your
life so -
Here are some other
resources that you may be interested in -
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Secret Code Math
Kids love playing
with codes and now they practicing basic math skills is as much
fun as solving secret codes.
Kids will be
motivated to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication,
division, basic facts, comparing numbers and rounding off
numbers.
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The Math Riddle Book
This is Math
practice that kids love. It combines Riddles (Which kids always
enjoy) and math practice.
Each sheet
motivates kids to practice a basic math computation by rewarding
them with a riddle.
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Discover the
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