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This fun Factors Game helps kids to more fully understand what prime factorization is all about. By systematically finding the factors of different numbers, kids will see the prime numbers magically appear. This game helps kids connect the meaning
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Other (Math)
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
6.NS.B.4
FREE
133
Transformation Math Games - Translation, Rotation, Reflection Games: Recognize motion as a slide (translation), turn (rotation) or a flip (reflection)This visually challenging game helps students understand congruence through translation (slides),
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Measurement
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
176
5 Dice: Order of Operations Game is a math game intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing their order of operations. This order of operation activity encourages students to use higher order
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
135
Adding Fractions, Subtracting Fractions, Multiplying Fractions & Dividing Fractions 4 Dice: Fraction Games is also a math app and is intended for middle school and upper elementary students. The goal of the game is to present fractions in a way
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
106
Order of Operations Maze - Level 1b (11 different order of operation mazes included) This order of operations worksheet, but I like to call them "mazes", have No Exponents & No parentheses/brackets just multiplication/division &
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Order of Operations
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Assessment
FREE
92
Fraction Games! Fraction Games! Students take turns playing "war" using a deck of cards and a pencil to act as the fraction line (or provided printable fraction cards). The pair of students must then decide who has the larger fraction based on
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
27
Roll 4 dice, and write down each number in the frame box. Using all four numbers, try to find an equation with an answer that is one of the numbers on the bowling pins. Example: if you roll a 3,4,2,2, you could make the equation (4+3)+2-2 = 7. You
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
61
Solve and verify one and two step equations gamesStudents will need to think carefully about the cards they decide to keep, since they are not only selecting the numbers which will work to yield a positive answer for their result, they will also be
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
74
Teaching Probability and Risk with SKUNK SKUNK is a classroom classic – it involves risk, reward, and math that teaches concepts like probability and chance. On top of the intrinsic reward of winning, and the excitement of chance, SKUNK is an
Subjects:
Statistics, Numbers, Mental Math
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Games
FREE
27
Fractions, Faction Games, Fraction Worksheets... Fraction Spinners: can be used with any Fraction Games or Fraction Activity! Here is a collection of 14 different fraction spinners that are great and simple to use in replace of dice when playing
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
8th, Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
64
Algebra Maze - Level 4b - X's on both sides If you encounter a variable on both sides of the equal sign, don't assume it's a typo and move on to the next problem; it may very well be there on purpose. But this might look a little daunting at
Subjects:
Algebra
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Centers
FREE
9
Finding the least common denominator (LCD) of two fractions can be tough, and this game can help!. To find the LCD of two fractions, students must find the smallest number that is a multiple of both denominators.This fraction game also has an
Subjects:
Fractions
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Games
FREE
50
Generalize a pattern arising from a problem-solving context, using mathematical expressions and equations, and verify by substitution The objective of this game is to plot four points which fall in a straight line on a Cartesian coordinate
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Word Problems
8th, 9th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
FREE
20
Fractions are important for students to memorize, but practicing these can be a bore; these 22 mazes (fraction worksheets) add a fun factor to practicing fractions so that students will actually look forward to completing their math work. These
Subjects:
Fractions
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Centers, Activities
FREE
11
Order of Operations Maze - Level 2 (11 different order of operation mazes included) WITH Parentheses/Brackets & NO NEGATIVES Get the complete bundle of Order of Operations Mazes MINI BUNDLE: Level 1 - WITHOUT Parentheses/Brackets &
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations
8th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Assessment, Homework
FREE
11
Baseball Ratios and Proportions Activity Your students can work in pairs to compare a regular sized bat and a miniature bat:following these steps: 1. Measure the length of the souvenir bat in centimeters. 2. Measure the height of the student
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Measurement
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers
FREE
10
Teaching Angles with Art Let's face it, learning about angles is not the most exciting thing. Make it fun! Have your students design their "dream" bedroom. Tell them to draw the items they would have in their room, and what their room would
Subjects:
Geometry
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers
FREE
12
4th Grade MATH CCSS "I Can" Statements {Editable PowerPoint Included} Here are kid friendly "I Can" statements for each of the CCSS, with relevant pictures/images to help students remember what they are learning. Start using these during math
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables
FREE
16
Prime & Composite Game With one of the crayons, let students divide their own 10 x 10 grid paper into five playing boards with two vertical towers of 10 squares for each game. Ask them to write “P” for “Prime” under one of the towers and “C”
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Mental Math
8th, 9th, Homeschool, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers
FREE
15
Division: Divisibility Maze - Divisible by 2 Divisibility rules are important for students to memorize, but practicing these can be a bore; these 11 mazes add a fun factor to practicing divisibility rules so that students will actually look forward
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Centers
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Justin Holladay: I'm a Math Teacher and now iOS Game designer, I have a passion for helping students reinforce essential math skills which has led me in attaining my B.Ed. and B.A.S. in Mathematics/Science from the University of Lethbridge.

When I'm not in the classroom sharing mymath apps or collaborating with teachers on new ways to implement best practices using the math games, I'm in my secret lab developing and designing new printable math games to be utilized in the classroom.

MY TEACHING STYLE

# 6 Benefits of Math Games for Kids

There's more to math than 2+2, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that interactive math games for kids will have a bigger impact on your students than just improving their ability to add. Here are six tangible, real-world benefits of math games that you could be taking advantage of today.

## 1. Math Games Help with Problem Solving Skills

It's the lament of math teachers worldwide that students would rather be kicking a soccer ball than memorizing their multiplication tables. If you incorporate the same numbers into games, challenges and word problems, however, you'll turn the exercise on its head and give them a reason to care. Cool math games for kids will entice them to learn much more than cut-and-dry lessons.

## 2. Math Games Help with Better Cooperation

The most fun math games for kids are the ones where students work together in teams to reach a common goal. In addition to making math an exciting, enjoyable subject with the thrill of competition, group games will also encourage sharing, communication and cooperation among peers. They'll have to talk to each other and strategize together to win.

## 3. Math Games Help with Critical Thought

Speaking of strategy, math games are one of the best ways to open a child's mind to higher-level thinking. For example, budgeting or financial games will require them to think ahead and plan for the future. Factoring games (free) will force them to consider multiple solutions before deciding on the best one. They'll need to think sideways, creatively, instead of just tackling problems head-on, and this is a skill that will benefit them for their entire lives.

## 4. Math Games Help with Stronger Academic Performance Overall

Math games improve more than just counting. For example, printable math games for kids will also require them to read, write and comprehend words, so they'll be boosting their literacy skills while also developing their mathematical ones. All of the important thinking areas of the brain will be fully engaged.

## 5. Math Games Help with Improved Self-Confidence

Many students are insecure about their math skills. They tend to internalize their failures or buy into stereotypes like "I'm never going to get it" or "I'm too much of a girl to be good at math." Math games can help reverse these attitudes and perceptions. With every win, the child will have more and more faith that they can understand math, and this confidence will seep into their other subjects too.

## 6. Math Games Help with Added Value to Math as a Subject

If you're an algebra teacher, you've probably heard this one before: "But what am I going to do with it?" Math games will ensure that children never ask this question. They'll have seen and applied math to a variety of subjects, problems and events throughout their early childhood education, so they'll grow up understanding how useful and necessary it is.

These are just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy when you incorporate math games into the classroom. You don't have to break the bank for them, either. You can find plenty of low-cost and free math games for kids in my TPT store. Good luck! Happy counting!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My websites (MathFileFolderGames.com) is among the HomeSchool.com Top 100 Educational Websites of 2016!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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Oh, I also strongly believe that math games are a great tool to involve parents, guardians, siblings and other important people in the child's life. It is a great way to facilitate the home and school connection.

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Math should be fun!!