Math Games
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Add 'Em UpI stole this from Kate Nowak. Competitive game where students work in groups of four to complete 4 sets of 4 problems. The game is called Add 'Em Up because they are supposed to find the sum of the answers on each worksheet and compare it to predetermined answers at the front of the class. NoNo4 peoplehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCfkF1MkJwTEduenNsc2hHYzd3SF9zbmZRbl9VRi1iU3I5TmE0c1RVY05RLU0
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Row GameAlso stolen from Kate Nowak (but I think she said she got it from someone else... to lazy to look it up :P) Students pair up and work on a worksheet of problems separated into two columns. Students check their own answers because the answer for each row should be the same for both colums. NoYesNohttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCUTM3R2ZsVEpqMlE
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Math JeopardyPretty self explanatory. Played just like Jeopardy but with math problems. YesYesYes (Recommended)https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCdHZGR1g1X29aQWc
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Solve Crumple TossAlso stolen from Kate Nowak (I think there's a common theme developing here). Students "solve" individual problems, "crumple" them after the alloted time, and "toss" them in the last part of the activity for points. Yes (Recommended)PossiblePossiblehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCWGJJVGJQOE9PMjg
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Treasure HuntStolen from Dan Meyer. Students are assigned to 8 different "Hideouts" around the room where they have to solve a math problem that directs them to the next "Hideout". First group to finish all 8 is the winner. PossiblePossibleYes (Recommended)https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCfjVfWTFJaExuSC1aN3AzaXNMczZoMWo1c2x4eGpiV1QxSnc5N25GamdHUzQ
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I Have Who HasEvery student is given a card/paper with an answer and a problem on it. After the first student is selected, said student stands up and says "I have (their number). Who has (the next problem)?" The next person with the answer to that problem stands up and repeats the same thing until everyone in the class has an opportunity to do the same. A quick game that involves every student in your class!YesNoNohttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCWktwc0hBOS1iR28
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The "Best" GameThis is more of an ice-breaker game to be played in small groups. Students determine who is the "best" in their group at their category and then the "best" people from each group compete against each other in front of the whole class. The group with the "best" person wins the point and then its onto the next category!NoNoYeshttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lxMZvM6vCCbkFjMG5zaWo2aGc
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Math BasketballTotally stolen from Dan Meyer. Here are the basic rules (According to Meyer): (1) You bring in a set of questions related to the previous two weekâ€™s instruction.
(2) You put up a question.
(3) A kid stands up with an answer, either correct or incorrect:
If itâ€™s incorrect, the student sits down, reworks the problem, and you wait for another student to stand.
If itâ€™s correct, the student takes two shots with a miniature basketball into a lined trashcan. You award points according to a) the studentâ€™s distance from the trash can, and b) the competitive mode youâ€™ve selected below.
(4) Repeat.
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Integer SolitaireBasic math operations game played wth playing cards. See link for more exact directions.YesYes (Recommended)Possiblehttp://www.kenthaines.com/blog/2016/2/19/integer-solitaire
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Four-In-A-RowInspired by Fawn Nguyen. * Find a pre-made worksheet for your topic online that has an answer key. Print double-sided with the answer key on the back.
* Make a quick table with the number of needed questions. My worksheet had 26 questions, so I made a table with 25 boxes. (Want the template for 25 boxes? Click here!) I didnâ€™t like the next-to-last question, so I told students to mark that one out and change #26 to #25.
* Put students in pairs. I usually let them choose their own pairs.
* Each pair of students needs a worksheet/answer key, box template, and dry erase boards to show their work.
* Students decide who goes first. This person chooses a question for both students to work out on their dry erase boards.
* Once both students are done, they turn over to the answer key and check their answers. If the student who chose the question got it right, they get to write their name in that questionâ€™s box. If the student who chose the question got it wrong but their partner got it right, their partner gets to write their name in that questionâ€™s box. If both students got the question wrong, the box gets marked out without any names written.
* The other student gets to pick the next question.
* Play continues until one player gets their name four times in a row.
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RiskPair students up and give them a dry erase board and marker. Each pair gets 100 points (or dollars or whatever imaginary point system you're using) and "risks" some of those 100 points on whether or not they will get the question correct. They HAVE to risk at least 1 point on the question. If they get it right, they add the points they risked to their total. If incorrect, they subtract it from their total. If they lose all their points, give them 10 points to get back in the game so they aren't just sitting around. Rinse and repeat.NoYes (Recommended)Possiblehttp://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2016/01/quick-and-easy-review-games.html
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Math ManiaStudents work in groups to answer the question projected in front of the class. When the group has an answer, 1 group member brings everyone's work, the question, and the scorecard to the teacher. Line up in an orderly fashion at the teacher's desk. If the answer is incorrect, teacher marks off possible points and they have to try again. Anything after the first 10 problems is extra credit. NoPossibleYes (Recommended)https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4XvTFGpsiW7RlBENlJNTUtBejQ/view
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Game of GreedStolen from mathequalslove.blogspot.com. This is a stats game where all the students determine the probability of certain events using a single die. It plays on their "greed" of trying to get the highest score they can in 5 rounds . Yes (Recommended)NoNohttp://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2015/11/statistics-game-of-greed.html
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Graph BINGONOTE: This is a BINGO game for Function Graphs ONLY. Otherwise, it works like a traditional Bingo Game.Yes (Recommended)NoNohttp://www.teachforever.com/2008/03/graph-bingo-review-game.html
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123 SwitchTeach adding/subtracting integers using playing cards. NoYesYeshttp://www.teachforever.com/2014/05/new-version-of-number-sense-card-game.html
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