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FREE March Bracket [Math + ELA Game]

Erin Waters
Grade Levels
K - 4th
Formats Included
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Erin Waters


This product is a FREE March Madness tournament set to use with Knockout, a quick-paced, nail-biter of a math OR literacy game will leave your kids BEGGING for more! Team up to knock out the other team's players. The last team standing wins! This is by far the most engaging thing I've done for my classroom. My kids get SO excited when we play, and they work super hard all week practicing their skills just so they can improve their Knockout™ game!

Not only is this GREAT for learning about and reinforcing math and literacy skills, but it builds character as it emphasizes teamwork and good sportsmanship.

A quick look at Knockout™ & how it is played:

oDivide your class into 2 single file lines

oDisplay the first slide

oThe player at the front of his/her line faces off against the player from the other team: the first player to answer his/her question correctly wins and returns to the end of the line.

oThe player who does not win goes to sit on the team "bench" to cheer on the team!

BUT WAIT: That's not all.

If a player faces these slides, the following could happen:

oDouble Free Pass: Both players automatically get to stay in the game!

oDouble Knockout™: Both players are automatically out!

oKnockout™/Free Pass: One player goes, one stays!

oPick a Pal: Choose a player from the bench to return to the game!

oKnockout™/Pick a Pal: One player goes, the other chooses a friend to return!

The team with players standing at the end of the game wins. In our classroom, we like to keep teams the same for a week or two and keep a running score as a Knockout™ "tournament." Check out these free Knockout scoreboards HERE


© Erin Waters 2017: This material is for single classroom use only. Additional copies are for sale; please e-mail me at erinwaterstpt@gmail.com for building and district pricing. This material is copyrighted and you are not to create your own Knockout™ games or distribute in any way.


This pack includes the following Knockout™ Bracket Madness tools and is perfect for practicing MATH AND READING in a super fun way:

oEditable Brackets [Fill in your own team names and points for as many rounds as you want!)

oFun Team Name Generator & Editable Team Name List

oEditable Scoreboards (Use for 1-10 rounds!)

o Bonus & Penalty slides (Editable)

o Editable Trophies (For winning team members AND MVP!)

Need some Knockout games to play with this? Try a free Knockout™ sample HERE!

Like what you see? Here is a full list of ALL Knockout™ games for K-3:

*****Purchase them ALL TOGETHER in a growing bundle:MEGA BUNDLE!*****


Addition & Subtraction to 10 Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 20 Knockout

Addition & Subtraction Bundle {Sums to 10 and to 20} Knockout

Multiplication Facts {Factors to 12} Knockout

Division Facts {Quotients to 12} Knockout

Multiplication & Division Fact BUNDLE {Factors & Quotients to 12} Knockout

Colors and Shapes Knockout

Number ID Knockout

Number Sense Knockout

Place Value Knockout

Telling Time Knockout

Missing Number Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 5 {Sums & Differences Within 5} Knockout

Fraction Knockout

Money Knockout

Missing Addend & Subtrahend Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 5 Extension Skills Knockout

Addition & Subtraction Within 10 Extension Skills Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 20 Extension Skills Knockout

Multiplication & Division Extension Skills Knockout

Making 10 Knockout

10 More/10 Less & 100 More/100 Less Knockout

Even & Odd Numbers Knockout

Arrays Knockout

2-Digit Subtraction Knockout

2-Digit Addition Knockout

3-Digit Subtraction Knockout

3-Digit Addition Knockout

Comparing Numbers Knockout

Skip Counting Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 5 Bundle [Extensions & Regular] Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 20 Bundle [Extensions & Regular] Knockout

Addition & Subtraction to 10 Bundle [Extensions & Regular] Knockout

2-Digit Addition & Subtraction Knockout Bundle

3-Digit Addition & Subtraction Knockout Bundle

Kindergarten Math End-of-Year Review Knockout

1st Grade Math End-of-Year Review Knockout

2nd Grade End of the Year Math Review

3rd Grade End-of-Year Math Review Knockout

Math Knockout MEGA BUNDLE

Language Arts:

Sight Words {Pre-Primer} Knockout

Sight Words {Primer} Knockout

Sight Words {First Grade} Knockout

Sight Words {Second Grade} Knockout

Sight Words {Third Grade} Knockout

Sight Words {Nouns} Knockout

Sight Words BUNDLE {ALL LISTS} Knockout

CVC/Short Vowel Knockout

Letter ID Knockout

Fry's 1st 100 Knockout

Fry's 2nd 100 Knockout

Syllables Knockout

Compound Words Knockout

Consonant Blends Knockout

Beginning, Middle, & End Sounds Knockout

Rhyming Knockout

Kindergarten Language Arts End-of-Year Review Knockout

o1st Grade Language Arts End-of-Year Review Knockout

2nd Grade Language Arts End-of-Year Review Knockout

3rd Grade Language Arts End-of-Year Review Knockout

Language Arts Knockout MEGA BUNDLE

End-of-the-Year Review Knockout Bundles:

Kindergarten End-of-Year Review Knockout BUNDLE

1st Grade End-of-Year Review Knockout BUNDLE

2nd Grade End-of-Year Review Knockout BUNDLE

3rd Grade End-of-Year Review Knockout BUNDLE

Need specific grade level bundles for the entire year? Check them out here:

Kindergarten Knockout™ Games

1st Grade Knockout™ Games

2nd Grade Knockout™ Games


*****OR, purchase them ALL TOGETHER in a growing bundle: MEGA BUNDLE!*****

Other (Seasonal, Supplemental Resources, & More!)

Scoreboards {Free & Editable}

Editable Halloween Knockout

Getting to Know You Knockout [Back to School Fun!]

March Madness Knockout {Bracket Challenge}

**Update: My kids now beg to play this during indoor recess. They choose this over Legos/cars/arts & crafts----yes, it's true.

I really cannot tell you enough how Knockout™ has changed the learning dynamic in my classroom. I am so happy to share it with you! Enjoy!

**I do not currently offer an editable version of Knockout™; however, I am actively taking requests for Knockout™ games. Please e-mail me at erinwaterstpt@gmail.com or leave a comment in the Q&A section and I will add your request to the list. Thank you! :)**

Thanks for visiting my store! I hope you come again soon :)

Erin Waters

Elementary Education


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