“Solve the room” activities get students up and moving. Your kinesthetic learners will LOVE this! Choose which math skill you want for your class. Place the cards around the room. Students grab clipboards for their recoding sheets and walk around the room as they look for math cards. As each student finds a card, he/she solves the problem and writes the answer on the recording sheet. Display the answer key on your interactive whiteboard so that students can check their answers independently.
Switch it up, and keep them engaged.
- Give your students magnifying glasses, and let them be detectives as they search for math questions.
- Teach your students how to be “mimes”, and have them complete this activity in complete silence.
- Encourage them to praise their peers with high fives while passing each other in the classroom.
- Play more than one game at a time in order to have smaller “crowds” around each card. Games are color-coded, so you just need to let students know which colors to look for when they choose their games.
You can use the games several different ways:
- Task cards in a center tub
- Early finishers
- Whole class “scoot” game
The following 30 games are included in this bundle:
Counting (up to 10)
Counting On (up to 20)
Number Order - Missing Number In Sequence (up to 20)
Mystery Number (more/less)
Find The Sum (up to 10)
Find The Sum (up to 20)
Subtraction (from 10)
Subtraction (from 20)
Comparing Numbers (< = >)
Add or Subtract
Skip Counting - Missing Numbers
Skip Counting - Patterns
Adding with Pictures
Subtracting with Pictures
Counting base-ten blocks (up to 100)
Comparing base-ten (< > =)
How many tens? Ones?
Adding with base-ten blocks
100 Chart - Ten more/less
100 Chart - Mystery number
2D shapes (name the shape)
3D shapes (name the shape)
3D shapes (how many faces?)
Fractions (parts of a shape)
Fractions (part of a group of objects)
Time (to the hour & half hour)
- All games have 20 questions.
- All games are in a different color (makes clean up quick and easy).
- Recording sheets & answer keys are provided.