Math Battleship is a game that can be used to practice math facts. Postulates and theorems can also be used. The students will need to be able to describe and/or draw examples explaining each of their meanings. Any kind of math vocabulary can be used to play the game, too. The students will need to be able to explain what the words mean. (The teacher will need to provide a list according to what is currently being studied and/or review.) Additionally the students may play this game while practicing place value. Each student will need to know how to read the number, as well as knowing place values.
It can also be one of those games that you can pull out of your drawer in a moment's notice for a substitute teacher. This game can be played by pairing students up and/or playing on the Smart Board (since this is a Power Point document). Math Battleship also incorporates graphing.
In order to save trees, a copy for each student can be laminated so that it can be reused. Students would then use dry erase markers to write their words and to keep track of their opponent's answers. The markings would be easily erased with a damp paper towel, then a dry one. Students love this game!
A Math Battleship Game
by Hope Davis
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