Who remembers the process of learning math back in the day? What about times-tables, math drills, long division, and memorization? Thankfully we are well past the days of math being limited to pencil, paper, and worksheets! There are so many fun ways to practice math facts that will leave students begging for more! Let me share a few of my favorites with you!
Task cards are the perfect way to spiral review important math concepts. This card game engages students with both word problems and number questions to help develop and strengthen multiplication and fraction skills. These 20 Multiplying Mixed Numbers Task Cards give students practice multiplying mixed numbers while making math fun for upper elementary students. These can be played with partners in centers or individually as a whole class! Don’t forget to also include Scoot in your lesson plans! It’s such a creative way to get students up and moving as they practice math facts.
These digital dice games are quick and easy math lessons that require no prep! Easy-to-read student directions make these digital dice games perfect in a math center or for virtual learning. The wide variety of games includes skills appropriate for grades 2 through 6. They include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fraction games which are all available in both print and digital. This set includes “war” style games plus many others with digital dice students can roll right on the Google Slides™️ on their device. No supplies needed! But be careful, students can get quite competitive!
This Math Card Games set is the perfect solution for keeping kids engaged during distance learning! It includes 36 games for grades 2-6 and covers a wide variety of math skills. This will be one collection in which the students will never get tired! Quick setup and easy to read student directions make these playing card games perfect as math center games or in your math stations. Students will love taking them home to play with their families as no prep-no print math homework. They even work as whole group to practice math facts! All you have to do is print, grab a deck of playing cards, and let your class have endless hours of playing time while they are learning.
Escape games are trending big time! Get your students hooked on learning math facts by using different escape rooms throughout the school year. One of my favorites is this Decimal Operations Math Escape Game. This engaging and collaborative standards-based activity will excite your students so much, they won’t want to stop playing! After students have worked in teams to “escape” the classroom, end the lesson with a celebration by having students choose from these other lesson ideas which activity they want to “escape” from next! These games are sure to be your students’ favorite activities of the entire year!
Whether you are teaching virtually or in person, keeping math fun and engaging is essential for students to grasp important mathematical concepts. Save time and make learning interesting by utilizing these simple and fun, done-for-you, unique ways to practice math facts. Before you know it, your students will thank you and will be begging for more!
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