Category: Math Games

Learning Multiplication with Playing Cards

AEN099This is a fun game for teachers to incorporate into their teaching lessons and it is fun because of the partial element of surprise. Kids love surprises and the best part of this game is that the students will have even more fun learning because they won’t even realize they are in class. This will make learning how to multiply even less of a hassle for teachers.

What you will need:

Deck of cards per 3 players at a time- average class size 30-35 (12 decks)

Fortune Cookies for Fractions


Everyone loves those cute complimentary crispy cookies when enjoying some delightful Asian cuisine. These cookies are not only uniquely aerodynamic, but they have a nice little message inside that is inspirational and uplifting. So why not combine this same concept to your teaching lesson by having your students learn more about fractions by making their own fortune cookies. Throughout the entire process of making these fortune cookies you will also be instructing the class on how to fold the paper which incorporates fractions. This technique will keep them busy, more interested in learning fractions, as well as give them a chance to express their creativity.


– Plain white paper, paper color of choice, or color construction paper.

– Markers, crayons or color pencils.

Beads Shakers Makes Math Easy

Abacus GirlThis fun game is ideal for anyone who wants to learn multiplication tables in a non-traditional way and make some music at the same time. The great thing about this game is that it can be played with multiple players or with one player, which makes it a great way for students to practice in their own time. Plus, it beats good ol’ math problems by having the students interact with one another so everyone has the chance to test their multiplication skills.

Materials Needed:

One egg carton with 12 slots

Black Marker (Sharpie)

2 different colored medium sized rounded beads

Multiplication Masters

timestableYou can teach students a fun activity incorporating multiplication times-tables with this inquisitive game that includes the concept of a point system. Who doesn’t love a little competition? Just about everyone, including children. With that in mind, how about teaching your students a little about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation as well?

Arithmemouse Times Tables

arithmemouse_splashLearning multiplication facts can be very challenging for young children. Children gain a certain confidence from understanding and mastering multiplication facts that can be leveraged to master other math skills. There is a new video game by a company, Tinman Learning, called Arithmemouse Times Tables that is focused on teaching children this one important skill– time tables facts 0-12.

New Elementary Math Card Games

3 new elementary math card games for Fractions and Geometry. Cube

4 Whole Numbers & Fractions Card Games (Grades 4-6)

3 Geometry Games (Grades 1-3)

3 Fractions, Decimals & Percent Games (Grades 2-4

Using Computer Programs to assist in teaching Elementary School Math

All any teacher need do is to walk down any computer stores software isle and see a staggering number of commercial programs available for teaching math to students from K through 6th grade. How do you choose the one that is right for your students? Here are a few tips that can assist in selecting the program that is just right for your students:

Board games ‘boost early maths skills’

Playing four 15-minute sessions of board games such as snakes and ladders can improve a child’s mathematical abilities significantly, according to a study of four and five-year-olds. And the improvement in numerical tests is still measurable nine weeks later.CB029637

The researchers who conducted the study said nursery classes should include numerical board games to familiarise children with numbers before they go to school. It is also an easy way for parents to give their children a head start in maths.

Fractions Board Game

Check out our new Fractions Board Game — suitable for grades 4 -5.

Here is a great way to get kids excited and interested in learning how to add and subtract fractions and how to simplify fractions to the lowest form.

This Board Game is a complete downloadable game packge including:
Printable game board – 16″ X 11″
Printable Game tokens
Complete instructions
Complete Rules of Play
Printable dice
80 printable full color game cards (2 games with 40 each)
Answer Sheets for 2 games.

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Counting Backwards From Five (Minus One) Math Lesson

This Math lesson is ideal for Grade One students.

Students will learn how to count backwards from 5 and to subtract one from any number from 1 to 5.

This activating activity gets the students excited and thinking about numbers! Gather the students together on the carpet area. Sing the song, “Five Little Ducks” with the students. Sing through the song several times. Then have students dramatize it by choosing five students to be the little ducks and one student to be the mother duck. Grade One students usually like to crawl to act out the little ducks.