Sunday, October 15, 2017

Math Games - #SundayFunday

This week's #SundayFunday topic is Math Games.  Here's a list of some of the games I like to use in class.

Review Games: can be used for any topic
  • Trashketball - compete as teams
  • MATHO - compete as individuals
  • Snowball Fight - students write their own review problem, crumple the paper, and have a "snowball fight" before picking up a "snowball" and answering that review problem
  • Kahoot - online review game; search for a topic or write your own quiz
Content-Specific Games: to practice specific skills
  • Slope Dude Says (from Sarah at mathequalslove) - practice classifying the slope of a line
  • Dance, Dance, Transversal (from Jessica at Algebrainiac) - practice angle pair relationships when parallel lines are cut by a transversal
  • Zero Game (from Denise at Let's Play Math) - practice adding integers and finding absolute value
  • 24 Game - practice the order of operations
Time-Filler Games: for the days when you have an extra 5 minutes at the end of class
  • Eleven (I've seen it so many places that I forget where I first read about this one) - the class must count to 11 (or a number that you choose) while following these rules:
    • no talking/hand signals/communicating a strategy to classmates
    • students must count in order
    • no student can say more than one number
    • if more than one student says a number at the same time, the class must start again from the beginning
  • Petals Around the Rose - you roll 5 dice and tell students the score; they must figure out the rule
Free Time Games: math-y games/puzzles for when the majority of a class is on a field trip

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