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# 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.

## Playful Math for Upper Elementary & Middle School

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

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#### 15 free math games for grades 3-5.

#### Love the variety in these free math games for third grade through fifth! Find free #math ideas here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mathfilefoldergames/Price-Range/Free

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

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

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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#### Math Game: 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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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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#### Fun Math Game To make this more challenging for middle schoolers I was adjust the challenge so that students must create 1 expression using all the numbers, this way they need to consider Order of Operations

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

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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### Maths Outdoors - Laughing Kids Learn

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

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#### FREE! First to 50 (Fractions of Groups Game)

#### First to 50 (Fraction of a Number Card Game). Free printable card game for kids to practice making fractions of groups.

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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.

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

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#### What #resolutions should you make for the #NewYear? Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking.

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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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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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#### Teaching children to sing: Begin each lesson with some simple stretches and posture exercises.

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#### good ideas for children's voice lessons. very basic.

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

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...

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### Horseshoes: A Place Value Game

printable traffic jam game complete with printable puzzle books

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#### A great puzzle idea for teaching logical thinking, and it comes in an online game version or a printable one!

#### First Grade Math Games | Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids- Traffic Jam- kids LOVE this!!! Great problem solving

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#### Traffic Jam Game also called Rush Hour Game. Teaches logical thinking to kids!

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

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Design a Park: area, percentages

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Free printables --- but after playing with these, have kids make their own. MAKING the puzzle is better practice than working someone else's puzzle!

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Use the digits in the year 2014 to write mathematical expressions for the counting numbers 1 through 100. The goal is adjustable by age: You...

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Euclid’s Game on a Hundred Chart: The first player chooses a number from 1 to 100 and marks that square on the hundred chart. The second player chooses and marks any other n...

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Visible Fractions - Common Denominators: The explanation was minimal, while the visible locations of the paper were key.

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Real Life Examples of Geometry Terms (Blog Post) Help students solidify new vocabulary by using geometry in their world.

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#### Real Life Examples of Geometry Terms (Blog Post) Help students solidify new vocabulary by using iPads to take photos of geometry in their world. They could even cut out pics or write on sticky notes and then add to anchor chart.

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Learn how to engage your students in this battleship graphing lesson - free directions and a link to free graph paper

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### Battleship Graphing

Integers card game: The red cards are negative and the black are positive. Each player starts with 6 cards, drawing one at the beginning of their turn and discarding one at the end. The goal is to play pairs that equal 6 or -6. The person playing 3 pairs first wins. The other players add the absolute value of their cards to get a score. The goal is to have the lowest score at the end of the game.

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#### Math: Integers card game~ The red cards are negative and the black are positive. Each player starts with 6 cards, drawing one at the beginning of their turn and discarding one at the end. The goal is to play pairs that equal 6 or -6. The person playing 3 pairs first wins. The other players add the absolute value of their cards to get a score. The goal is to have the lowest score at the end of the game.

#### A great way to practice adding and subtracting integers by using playing cards. Featured on Filling the Frame with Learning (blog)

### Filling the Frame with Learning: Week 35

Simple math challenge to make the kids really think and apply their math skills.