Lots of students claim to hate math. It’s not a new thing for a math teacher to hear. That’s the point at which the teacher makes a choice. Do they continue to let the haters hate? Or do they find a way to make their subject one of interest? Thankfully the majority of teachers will always choose the latter.
As for how they do it, the ways are many and diverse. Students love playing games, so what about math games?
The math games collected here are from all over the Web. They come from people from all walks of life. We’re talking teachers, parents, hobbyists, you name it. These could be people who found math difficult themselves. Such individuals will always look for ways to make it fun and useful for those of us who don’t like it. See the fruits of those labours below.
Explore and be inspired. As always, we welcome the chance to hear about ideas for math games you have experience with. We can always use games that make learning a pleasure!
Inspirations for Math Games Galore
- Science Kiddo has a great lesson using Lego to teach place value
- Playdough to Plato has an idea for an activity that will have kids eating up geometry
- Try out sandwich fractions to get kids understanding fractions and eating right
- Education.com has a list of Common Core math games here using Minecraft
- Get kids moving and learning with games like Add it Up
- Students can learn math and telling time with a game like Just a Minute!
- Here are some great math money games to try with students
- Halloween can be a learning adventure with games like Spooky Sums Math
- Get creative with some math activities using Play-Doh
- Card games like Exponent Battle make learning math a breeze
- Kids can explore and collect knowledge on a math scavenger hunt
- Here’s a great way to incorporate Instagram into math class
- Check out KenKenPuzzle for some unique brain-building math challenges
- Skunk can be played in either small or large groups for learning math
- Turn your classroom into a game show for teaching math concepts
- Connect with the sports fans in your class using Fantasy Football for math
- Learn while exploring the cosmos using Space Math by NASA
Sites to Explore for Math Games
- Math Playground
- Nurture Store
- DigitalLesson: Middle School Math
- Mr. Nussbaum