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28 Reasons to Use Math Games

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...
Math Game Checklist

Math Game Checklist

I love using math games in my classroom.  I have many reasons why I (and my students) love playing math games.  But how do I decide which games to spend our precious class time playing?  What makes a quality math game?  Below is a list of the criteria I use when...
Common Core Math Capture Games

Common Core Math Capture Games

What is Capture?Capture is an old, very basic card game for two players.  Sometimes it’s also called “war.”  It’s a comparing game that can be used to practice just about any value- based concept in math.  If you can compare two...
How to Use a Math Menu

How to Use a Math Menu

What is a Math Menu? It’s a list of choices that students can choose from when they finish their work.   (A “menu” of math games and activities.) What goes on a Math Menu? I like to have a good balance of new games/ activities and oldies but goodies.   I put in newer...
How to Differentiate Math Games

How to Differentiate Math Games

One of the reasons I love using math games in my classroom is that there are so many ways to differentiate math games to meet the needs of the students.  Often, kids can be playing the same game, and with some minor variations, they can be playing it at different...