28 Reasons to Use Math Games

Math Games…

promote strategic thinking

teach cooperation

allow for student choice

provide an opportunity for self-monitoring

are VERY motivating

encourage mathematical communication

help kids practice social skills/ turn taking

can be used to develop meta-cognition

encourage logic and reasoning skills

help kids reach computational fluency

provide an opportunity for thinking about probability and chance

help develop decision making skills

are great for concept development within a math unit

can be used to review previous concepts

are a great way to provide enrichment for high achieving students

create a love of math

provide an opportunity to use and practice vocabulary

encourage calculation/ reasoning speed and fluency

can be used for any topic, concept, or skill

create a bridge for engaging families

allow for creativity/ flexible thinking

contribute to shared class culture

encourage language development in a low-stress way

allow for consolidation and application of concepts and skills

necessitate active engagement– you can’t play passively!

develop problem solving skills

provide more feedback than one teacher can possibly give

are FUN!