At times it can be challenging to engage children during math lessons as well as provide the content needed in order to meet the demands of the curriculum. That is why I’m very excited to share with you some of my favorite math games and activities.
Welcome to the Bumper Book of Fun Math Games and Activities. My goal is to provide you with a ‘go to’ book of math games and activities to help make your life as a teacher that little bit easier, but also to inspire you to try some new ideas in the teaching of math.
Features of the bumper book of fun math games and activities
The eBook is designed to save you time and energy as you are provided with over 60 different math ideas and activities. To give you a bit of an idea as to some of the math resources in the eBook, I’ve put together a video showcasing some of the items. Check it out by watching the video below.
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Some of the features of the eBook include:
- 138 pages of worksheets, games, and activities to assist in consolidating various math concepts;
- Suitable for students in grades 1 – 4;
- Easy to follow information and instructions;
- A range of individual, small group and whole class activities; and
- It’s easy to navigate as the games and activities are grouped into their different math areas.
What you’ll get in the pack
To make navigating the book easier, I’ve grouped the games and activities into their different math areas. Check out the schedule below to see what’s included.
Included in this section are games and activities to help students with place value, the order of numbers, counting, problem-solving and multiplication facts. Games and activities include:
- Place value cards
- Hundreds chart puzzles
- Flowchart sums
- Calculator games
- Times tables booklets
- Card turnover game
- Dice games
2. Mental math
This section includes activities and games to help teach various mental math strategies. Games and activities include:
- Counting on strategy
- Near doubles strategy
- Compatible numbers strategy
- Partitioning strategy
- Estimating strategy
One of my favorite areas to teach in math is space. This section includes the different aspects of space: shapes, location and transformation of shapes. Games and activities include:
- Exploring and classifying shapes
- Transformation puzzles
- Shapes that tessellate
- 2D shape dominoes
- Create a mystic rose
This math area includes calendar activities, time, area and perimeter. Games and activities include:
- Calendar ideas
- Teaching elapsed time
- Time task cards
- Measurement with silhouettes
- Mini length activities
- The area stays the same
- Area task cards
5. Chance & data
In this section I share with you ideas and games for teaching chance and data, including specific vocabulary, making predictions, chance events, reasoning and Venn diagrams. Games and activities include:
- Exploring chance
- Chance picture cards
- Sorting data with Venn diagrams
6. 57 Cool math games
To wrap up the book I have included links to fun math games from around the web. To make it easy to find the ones that will suit your class, I’ve sorted them into junior primary, middle primary and upper primary games.
A sneak peek inside the pack
Here’s what teachers are saying
“Terrific resource.. all those great teaching points and understandings with activities and games to match. Thanks”
“Awesome resource, covers a huge amount of our maths curriculum. Thank you!”
What do you receive after your purchase?
Once you have completed your purchase you will receive an email with your receipt and a link to download the math games and activities.
Click on the link in the email to open the resource as a PDF. You are then able to save the resource to your computer.
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