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37 Best Math Board Games & Other Math Games To Develop Math Skills

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to help kids develop math skills. Here are math board games & more you can incorporate into your class.
Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to help kids develop math skills. Here are math board games & more you can incorporate into your class.

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to teach and help kids develop math skills. Why do we need math games? 

Math games can include math board games, math card games, math dice games, and more. Math games aren’t just filler. They are tied to specific math skills, but because they are fun, they motivate kids to practice math. And math games tend to be less threatening than other activities, especially for math-phobes, or kids who dislike or lack confidence in their math skills. 

I love math games because they are versatile. They can be played in groups, pairs, and some can even be adapted so kids can play them on their own (this can be useful for kids who struggle with competition). You can use math board games or other math games in so many ways:

  • As a morning activity
  • As a warm up for a math lesson
  • In math centers
  • Independent practice in class
  • Small group work
  • Academic choice time
  • Home practice and consolidation

Everyone wins when you make math games a regular part of daily math practice and review!

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to help kids develop math skills. Here are math board games & more you can incorporate into your class.

Best math board games & other math board games for your classroom

There are math games for all kinds of math skills and different levels of learners. 

Start with 3 free math games and activities: 

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Then try these printable math games, calculator games, or math dice games

Let’s look at more math games you can incorporate into your classroom!

1. Tally mark and number games by No Time For Flashcards
Help students practice recognizing numbers and tallying with two games: Dominoes and Speed Racer. 

2. Ladybug counting game by B-Inspired Mama
Cute and fun math game for young students who are learning numbers.

3. Monster math by Inner Child Learning
Work with numbers and simple sums in this child created game board. 

4. 2-D Shape Bingo by Top Notch Teaching
This math board game takes a classic game to help kids practice shapes

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to help kids develop math skills. Here are math board games & more you can incorporate into your class.

5. Egg O by Kids Activities Blog
Try this simple hands-on math game to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication. 

6. Strike it out by Teach Mama
Practice addition and subtraction with this number line game. 

7. Proof
This award winning math board game is a great way to practice mental math. 

8. Making equations math game by Mama Jenn
A math card game that provides students a chance to practice simple addition and subtraction equations. 

9. Super tens by Frog Spot
Printable math games alert—you’ll need matchsticks and the cute super hero printables. Students make groups of 10 to fill the hair on the super heroes.

10. Fly swatter math game by Kids Activities Blog
Working on math fluency? Have 2 students race each other to see who can swat the answer the quickest. You can simplify for younger students by focusing on recognizing numbers. Provide simple word problems to increase the difficulty.

11. Catapult addition by Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
How fun is this? Kids catapult pom poms into numbered targets and then add up their score. You can adapt the difficulty by adjusting the numbers you use. 

12. Egg carton number toss by Kids Activities Blog
Use this one to practice matching and number recognition.

13. Number line addition and subtraction game by Mama Jenn
Give your students practice with addition and subtraction with the math board game using a number line.

14. Numeral identification game by Teachable Moments
Young students just learning about numbers? This game helps them identify numbers and dot patterns on dice.

15. Math games with a pair of dice by Math Coach’s Corner
Get out your dice and download this math dice games booklet. 

16. Dunk it dominoes by The Happy Teacher
Do you have dominoes? You can use this game to practice addition.

17. Doubles math puzzles printable by Teach Beside Me
Kids need to find all 3 parts of the puzzles to solve the problem. Great for review and practice of addition and multiplication facts.

18. Skip counting puzzles by Top Notch Teaching
Skip counting is a key skill to help with multiplication. These puzzles help kids practice and get past common sticking points. 

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to help kids develop math skills. Here are math board games & more you can incorporate into your class.

19. Monster math games and activities by The Measured Mom
Free printable math games and more to practice counting, one-to-one correspondence, subitizing, matching, subtraction, addition, odd and even numbers, problem solving, number recognition, patterns and ordering. 

20. Dominoes and card games by Kids Activities Blog
Great games for number and counting practice.

21. Uno Flip by Childhood 101
A simple, fun way to practice solving math equations. 

22. Addition game for the harder math facts  by The Measured Mom
A math board game that uses flash cards. Find the answer on the math game board and cover it with a counter. 

23. Time game freebie by Bunting Books and Bright Ideas
Students practice reading digital and analog clocks in this time telling math matching game.

24. Multiples tic tac toe game by Math Coach’s Corner
I love adapting familiar games to practice math. This one uses tic tac toe to practice multiples.

25. 3 games for middle primary by iSurf Maths
Instructions for math specific Go Fish, Times of War and Basic Gin Rummy.

26. Teacher made math games by The Cornerstone
Check out the variety here with math games to practice all of the operations: division, multiplication, addition and subtraction.

27. Multiplication grid game by Teach Beside Me
Looking for a game that helps with area? This game provides practice in both multiplication and finding the area.

28. Zap it by Mrs Young’s Explorers
Students draw a stick and answer the sum that is on it. If they’re correct they keep the stick, if not it goes back in the jar. They don’t want to get the zap it stick, otherwise all the sticks go back in the jar.

29. Island conquer game by Corkboard Connections
Try this game to help students practice area and perimeter skills. 

30. Mental math pop sticks by The Lesson Plan Diva
Students race the clock to complete the problems.

31. Uno by iSurf Maths
A new take to an old favorite – add scoring.

32. Acing math one deck at a time by The Positive Engagement Project
This is a fantastic collection of math games suitable for K through to 8. This is a direct link to the PDF booklet that you can download. There are over 60 pages of games to be found here, definitely worth downloading.

33. Muffin tin ping pong See who can answer the most questions in a given time. Can be adapted for any year level by changing the difficulty of the equations. So much fun!

34. Shut the Box
Have you tried this math board game? It provides practice in mental math, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as students race to shut the box. 

35. Fraction war by Math File Folder Games
A good way for your students to develop quick comparison of fraction values.

37. Paper math games by Kids Activities Blog
I don’t know about you, but my students love cootie catchers (chatterboxes). These math cootie catchers help them practice fractions and times tables.

37. Bumper Book of Fun Math Games and Activities by Top Notch Teaching
This one has it all with games and activities covering numbers, space, mental math, measurement, chance and data … printable math board games, math puzzles, math dice games, math card games .. and MORE! 

These math board games and activities add up to a lot of fun — and practice for your students!

Math games are an essential part of your tool kit to help kids develop math skills. Here are math board games & more you can incorporate into your class.

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9 Comments

  1. Karyn

    Wow!! Great post! Thanks so much for including one of mine.

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Hey Karyn,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m glad you like the post. Love your puzzles, so it was definitely a game that needed to be included 🙂

      Cheers
      Mel

      Reply
  2. Airawan

    I like this pin because it gives me the idea to teach the children learn all mathematic skill.

    Reply
  3. Theresa Mccright

    I cannot wait for the new school year so I can get going with these new math games. They are awesome.

    Reply
  4. Lucy Smith

    very informative and got ideas that how to teach mathematics skills to children.

    Reply
  5. ashwin

    epic i love you

    Reply
  6. cool math

    amazing games thanks for sharing

    Reply
  7. Adi

    Dear Mel,
    What a great collection of math games for kids. Have you tried using the math games made by skidos?
    Kids love the use them.

    Reply

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