I love integrating games into all subject areas, but especially math. The key is to find games that are rigorous, include tons of opportunity for learning/reinforcement, and that are so fun that students don’t even realize they are learning. One of my favorite games (and my students’ favorite) has always been “Salute.” Salute can be used to reinforce addition/subtraction or multiplication/division. I recommend starting with addition/subtraction, even if you are teaching an older grade.
To play, students need to get into groups of three. For this game, it works best if the students in each group are at a similar skill level. Each group will also need a deck of cards, with the face cards and jokers taken out (just keep the numbers 2-10).
Continue reading the game instructions HERE or download these printables for free right here!