# Playful Math for Upper Elementary & Middle School

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#### Review: This new book is truly a gem. If you like The Cat in Numberland or The Man Who Counted, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy Math & Magic in Wonderland.

Review: This new book is truly a gem. If you like The Cat in Numberland or The Man Who Counted, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy Math & Magic in Wonderland.

#### Review/Giveaway: Math & Magic in Wonderland

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#### “In his own magic circle wanders the wonderful man, and draws us with him to wonder and take part in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe -- Never underestimate the power of the Doodle!

### Math Monday: Compass Art

“In his own magic circle wanders the wonderful man, and draws us with him to wonder and take part in it.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Goethe -- Never underestimate the power of the Doodle!

#### Math Monday: Compass Art

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Wuzzit Trouble by Brainquake Inc.

#### Wuzzit Trouble

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

#### Decimal Point Pickle

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#### 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.

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.

#### Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: Paper Polyhedron

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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,

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,

#### Game about Squares

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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.

### In Your Prime Activity

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

#### In Your Prime | Activity | Education.com

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

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

#### A Rocky Top Teacher: "High Five" for Friday

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

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

#### Math with Many Right Answers

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#### ThinkFun Big Games - Games Menu

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Fractions made easy with popsicle sticks

#### Popsicle Stick Fractions

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

### Math games for grade 3 and up

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

#### Math games for grade 3 and up - The Measured Mom

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

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

#### Infinite Cake: Don Cohen's Infinite Series for Kids

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

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

#### Math Game: Thirty-One

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#### 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.

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.

#### Mathwire.com | Coordinate Geometry

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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!

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

#### Fun Games 4 Learning: Math to Make Them Think!

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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)

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

#### Maths Outdoors - Laughing Kids Learn

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

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### Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

Paper transforming ninja star for math art project

#### Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

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

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

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#### Slip into your workout clothes and pump up those mental muscles with the Annual Mathematics Year Game Extravaganza!

Slip into your workout clothes and pump up those mental muscles with the Annual Mathematics Year Game Extravaganza!

#### 2015 Mathematics Game

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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? 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.

### The Power of NOT Giving the Answer

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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#### 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...

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...

#### Math Warm-Up: Today Is February 4×3×2×1

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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.

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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#### 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...

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...

#### Horseshoes: A Place Value Game

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