Show your students that math fluency can be FUN! Games are a great way to reinforce concepts learned in class and give students the extra practice to help them become fluent.
There are over 15 games included in this file. All you need is a deck of standard playing cards! My students play these games regularly in our math centers. They have made such great progress in their math fluency all while having fun.
I have also sent home copies to parents so they can help their child practice at home. These are great games to show parents at workshops and curriculum nights!
-Introduce to students 1 game at a time in line with your instruction. This will allow them to learn the games and retain the rules without being overwhelmed.
-Make sure students are verbalizing basic facts. This will help them internalize the facts. You could also have students write them down on a piece of paper.
-Use in a guided math center. Keep the same rules for the games but change the content throughout the year to match your curriculum!
-Print off copies to send home with parents at the beginning of the year. Let them know when their child has learned a new game from the list so they can play at home.
-Set up a table at your next PTA night and encourage students to play against their friends and family!