# Playful Math for Upper Elementary & Middle School

As our children (and their parents!) play around with mathematical ideas and the relationships between them, we develop deep understanding that is strong enough to support future learning.

Math Hombre: Decimal Point Pickle --- A *great* math game!

### Decimal Point Pickle

FREE Paper Polyhedron Pattern~ Students use the pattern to trace and cut out colored pieces of card stock to make this clever craft. Check out the post for helpful tips.

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#### Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Paper Polyhedron. This looks fascinating- but HARD!

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A delightful little HTML5 puzzle game that takes a few seconds to take off and a few hours to beat. Playable right in the browser, including mobile,

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Learning to identify prime numbers can be tricky. But this fun card game can make memorizing some basic prime numbers a breeze.

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#### A Prime Numbers Math Game - fun game for reinforcing prime numbers

#### Easy prime number game with deck of cards

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Life size coordinate plane using electric tape! The kids have had a ball with the life size coordinate graphing plane.

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Invent a new sequence. Give it a name. I’d love to hear how you explain it!

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Ideas for math games to do in a large group

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#### Big math games. Might be interesting for math rotations.

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#### Math games for a group - Stage 2 or 3?

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Fractions made easy with popsicle sticks

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Love the variety in these free math games for third grade through fifth!

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#### FREE Math games for grade 3 and up ..If you’re looking for a fun way to approach those basic math skills that your child needs to learn, You’ll find what you’re looking for in this set of math games for grade 3 and up

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How can we divide it evenly, so we each get a fair share? How big is your piece?

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Math game and logic puzzle from Henry Dudeney’s classic book, The Canterbury Puzzles.

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#### 31-Game Math Concepts: addition to thirty-one, thinking ahead. Players: best for two. Equipment: one deck of math cards. How to Play Lay out the ace to six of each suit in a row, face up and not overlapping, one suit above another. You will have one column of four aces, a column of four twos, and so on—six columns in all. The first player flips a card upside down and says its number value. Players alternate, each time turning down one card, mentally adding its value to the running total, and saying the new sum out loud. The player who exactly reaches thirty-one, or who forces the next player to go over that sum, wins the game.

#### Math Game: Thirty-One

### Math Game: Thirty-One

Hands on coordinate planes. Fun. Students toss two dice, form a coordinate pair and place a marker on that intersection. Students alternate turns, each trying to be the first to get four markers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

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#### Coordinate Geometry Games: In this one students toss two dice, form a coordinate pair and place a marker on that intersection. Students alternate turns, each trying to be the first to get four markers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally. - Idea Section

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Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think! The kids love it and so will the teacher!

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#### Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think. A possibility to use instead of or with starting out Number Talks.

#### Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think! @jeanne226 -- may be good for your 2nd grade math kid this year!

#### Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think! Great math center, much like "Albert's Insomnia"

#### Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think. LOVE for math centers.

#### Math to Make Them Think! Challenge students to use the digits on the small cards to create an equation that equals the number on the large card.

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#### Can you make it? A simple math activity to challenge students and make them think! Modify for 1st graders, great to use as part of morning work.

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Maths can be done outdoors and here is a simple task children can do that suits all skill levels. (Laughing Kids Learn)

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#### Laughing Kids Learn: Maths Outdoors. Practice patterns and grouping now, addition and subtraction later.

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#### Math outdoors! Don't waste that sunny day inside!

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April 2015 Math Calendar: Each date is a math puzzle.

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Paper transforming ninja star for math art project

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#### Make an octagon that transforms into a ninja star for a math art project!

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#### Papel transformar estrella del ninja para proyecto de arte matemáticas

#### Other great STEAM projects along with the ninja stars

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First to 50. Free printable card game for kids to practice solving fractions of groups problems. Three levels of difficulty.

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#### First to 50. Awesome Fraction game!! Free printable card game for kids to practice solving fractions of groups problems. Three levels of difficulty.

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#### Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: First to 50 (Fractions of Groups Game) plus many many more amazing ideas on this website!!!

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### 2015 Mathematics Game

The Power of NOT Giving the Answer...ever asked the students a question and let them stew on it for DAYS? Come check out today's blog post to see how I worked to REALLY get my students thinking about fractions--not just TELLING them about fractions.

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#### The Power of NOT Giving the Answer...ever asked the students a question and let them stew on it for DAYS? Check out this blog post to see how this teacher worked to REALLY get their students thinking about fractions--not just TELLING them about fractions.

#### The Power of NOT Giving the Answer! Great way to tie in math problem solving with students. From The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating. #fractions

Math Warm-Up: Today Is February 4×3×2×1. One of my favorite warm-up exercises for Math Club is “Today is ______.” Each student invents one or more mathematical expressions for today...

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Prime and Composite numbers- This is how I teach this concept, too. Using blocks or graph paper, the kids do numbers from 1-50, trying to find all the possible rectangles. Those that make only straight-line arrays are prime, all others are composite. And if you can make a square, that's a square number.

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#### Prime and Composite numbers- what a neat way to teach about prime numbers!

#### Prime and Composite numbers- I'm going to make this anchor chart!

#### Prime and Composite numbers. Great anchor chart.

#### Anchor chart for prime and composite numbers

Math Concepts: place value, strategic thinking. Players: two or more. Equipment: one deck of playing cards, or a double deck for more than three players...

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### Horseshoes: A Place Value Game

printable traffic jam game complete with printable puzzle books

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#### I have always loved using this game with my students. There is an app on the iphone as well. Traffic Jam Game | Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids

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#### Traffic jam game- like rush hour- strategic- there's a game board to print out or online!

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Mrs. Patton's Patch: Spiral Multiplication... a Favorite Game of the Year

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#### Mrs. Patton's Patch: Spiral Multiplication... a Favorite Game of the Year. Such a fun and creative game! Where else do you get to build your own geometric game board?

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#### Partner/Group game - Spiral Multiplication... a Favorite Game of the Year - really easy to simplify math facts they're working on

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