Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Math Game Round Up

Yeehaw!!!  Laura Candler at Corkboard Connections is having a math game round up!  The end of the school year is near and you're definitely going to need something to keep the kiddos engaged!  This linky party not only has great awesome math games but also lots of tips on how to organize centers and games in your classroom.  

Train Before Letting Go

Sometimes teachers get very excited {I know that I do!} when you find this absolutely "fantastically" amazing game on the internet or Teachers Pay Teachers!  You're so excited that by the time you print and laminate it you are ready for the students to play.  STOP...pump the brakes!  Unless you want to get a gazillion questions and totally waste time, you have to teach the students to play the game.  You have to go through centers and games step by step as a whole group before allowing students to playing individually or in groups.  It will save you MANY headaches if you train the students how to play the game beforehand.  It is pointless to just give students a center game with directions without explaining it thoroughly first.  Students will miss the chance to learn because they are too busy being confused or trying to understand how to play.  Train before letting them go...

Sweet, Sweet Arrays:  A Game of Concentration

The math game freebie that I would like to share with you is Sweet, Sweet Arrays:  A Game of Concentration!  Sweet, Sweet Arrays allows you to give students quick practice on recognizing arrays.  To play the game students must correctly match an array to the appropriate multiplication fact.  Take a the images to download this freebie if you are interested!  Please don't forget to leave feedback!   

KaBlooEy! A Game of Factors

Here's another FUN game for your students! KaBlooEy! A Game of Factors is a game where students can practice or review finding factors for products! Students love this game because if a player pulls a KaBlooEy! strip all of the players get to yell {it can be a quiet, inside yell} KaBlooEy! and the player has to return all factor strips that he has earned back to the envelope. This is a great review of finding factors...and much fun for the students!
Game includes the following:
-Teacher Notes
-Student Directions
-36 Question Strips
-12 Blank Strips
-Student Response Sheet
-Answer Key
Here's another FREEBIE that students can use while playing KaBlooEy!  If you have a student or students who struggle with factors, they can use the Student Notes Handout on Factors, Prime, Composite and Multiple to help!

Check out tons of other math games and tips at Laura Candler's Corkboard Connections!

Happy Gaming!


  1. I just found your blog via the Math Game Roundup Linky. I'm your newest follower! I look forward to getting to know you as well as hear your great ideas. Thank you for the math it!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

  2. Thanks for stopping by and becoming my newest follower! I hope that you will stop by again very soon!

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