Playing games during small group math time is a great way to reinforce the skills that are taught during math instruction. These games are fun, engaging, and provide much needed practice for children who may need to deepen their conceptual understanding of a particular skill or strategy. They not only motivate children to work hard at solving problems, but they are a great way to bring enjoyment back to your math time.
This is a collection of 10 fun and easy math games which help students build strategies while practicing counting, counting on and back, working with doubles, addition, and subtraction. The only materials you will need to provide are dot cubes and counters.
I spent 25 years in the classroom, teaching in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade. I now serve as a Math Specialist with the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative. I have a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Auburn University.