# 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

- 125 Pins

## Related Boards

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

#### Coordinating Planes, Gross Motors, Classroom Math, Electric Tape, Cartesian Planes, Education Ideas, Coordinating Graph, 5Th Grade Geography, Educational Math

#### A great way to teach coordinate graphing!

#### Life size coordinate plane using electric tape. Love the gross motor!!

#### life-size cartesian plane!!

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

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

### Math with Many Right Answers

Ideas for math games to do in a large group

#### Grade Math, Teaching Ideas Teaching, Math Games, Ideas Teaching Resources, Education Ideas, Math Ideas, Large Group, Kid, Games Menu

#### ThinkFun Big Games - Games Menu | Thinkfun

#### Ideas for math games to do in a large group - Definitely do some for Family Math Night - have kids learn beforehand

### ThinkFun Big Games - Games Menu

Fractions made easy with popsicle sticks

#### Classroom Math, Math Fractions, Easy, Sticks Fractions, Classroom Ideas, Popsicles Sticks, Popsicle Sticks, Fractions Decimal, Follow

#### Popsicle Stick Fractions Made Easy

### Popsicle Stick Fractions

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

#### Grade Math, Math Games, Grade 3 5, 15 Free, Math Ideas, Free Math, Daisies Math, Third Grade, 3Rd Grade

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

#### Daisy Math Multiplication Game

#### 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?

#### For Kids, Infinite Cakes

#### Infinite Cake

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

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

#### Math Addition, Math Cards, Math Games, 31 Games, Marvel Math, Math Activities, Elementary Math, Classic Books, Cards Upside

#### 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 s

### 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.

#### Coordinating Games, Coordinating Planes, Grade Math, Math Games, Student Toss, Coordinating Geometry, Gridlock Games, Math Graph, Student Alternative

#### 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

#### Gridlock Game - This game was developed to provide fun practice of the coordinate grid. 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. Students may use either of the two possible coordinate pairs to make their best moves.

#### Coordinates game - 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.

#### Math graphing game. Players toss two dice, form a coordinate pair, and place a marker on that intersection. They take turns, each trying to be the first to get four markers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

#### Cool 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.

### Mathwire.com | Coordinate Geometry

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

#### Numbers Talk, Challenges Student, Math Challenges, Math Games, Simple Math, Math Talk, Math Activities, Fun Games, Kid

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

#### 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.

#### Math talks

#### Fun Math Game Number sense. Use this as math challenge center. Use a black and white and have them glue it in. Use with number puzzle

### 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)

#### Kids Learning, Schools Math, Laughing Kids, Math Outdoor, Fun Outdoor, Fun Math, Older Kiddo, High Schools, Outdoor Math

#### Some good ideas on this blog could be a challenge for older kiddos

#### outdoor math

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

### Maths Outdoors - Laughing Kids Learn

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

#### Cool Website

#### April Math Calendar at Let's Play Math - Cool Website!!

Paper transforming ninja star for math art project

#### Art Stuff, Math Art, Ninjas Stars, Origami Paper, Paper Transformers, Transformers Ninjas, Transformers Stars, Projects Origami, Art Projects

#### Paper transforming ninja star for math art project origami

#### Paper transforming star

### Awesome Math Art: Transforming Ninja Star

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

#### Math Games, 50 Fractions, Group Games, For Kids, Fractions Games, Cards Games, Free Printable Cards, Relentlessly Fun, Fractions Decimal

#### First to 50. Free printable card game for kids to practice solving fractions of groups problems. Three levels of difficulty. (Game printed out and put in Math games "fractions" file)

#### Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational: First to 50 (Fractions of Groups Game) (i.e. 1/3 of 24)

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

#### 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!

#### Inspiration Literary, Fresh Start, 2015, New Years Resolutions, Resolutions Photos, Diet Plans, Android App, Photos Challenges, New Year'S Resolutions

#### Check out some of our favorite submissions from this week's Mashable Photo Challenge: New Year's Resolutions.

#### 25 Inspirational Literary Quotes to Help You Make a New Year's Resolution You Can Actually Keep

#### New Year’s Resolutions vs Goal Setting: How to Make 2015 Your Best Year Ever

### 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.

#### Grade Math, Teacher Studios, Classroom Math, Today Blog, Blog Posts, Fractions Not, Teaching Math, Math Ideas, Fractions Decimals

#### The Teacher Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: The Power of NOT Giving the Answer

#### Crazy Good Fraction Visual! 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.

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...

#### Basic Ideas, Student Confidence, Teaching Kids Choirs, Web Tools, Schools Ideas, Building Student, Teaching Children, Children Voice, Teaching Ideasgam

#### Using Web Tools to Build Student Confidence

#### Dance Movements Basic Idea

#### Teaching children to sing: Begin each lesson with some simple stretches and posture exercises. http://www.voxsource.com/singing-exercises/

#### 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.

#### Grade Math, Factors Anchors Charts, Composition Anchors, Numbers Sen, Anchor Charts, Prime And Composition Numbers, Prime Numbers Anchors Charts, Numbers Posters, Numbers Anchors Charts Grade

#### Prime and Composite Anchor Chart

#### Prime and Composite numbers poster board

#### Prime and composite numbers anchor chart

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...

#### Playing Cards, Plays Cards

### Horseshoes: A Place Value Game

printable traffic jam game complete with printable puzzle books

#### Logic Games, Math Games, Hour Games, For Kids, Rush Hour, Jam Games, Games Boards, Mike Math, Logic Puzzles

#### Fun Logic puzzles for elementary kids

#### logic game: Traffic Jam Game board

#### Online Traffic Jam Game | Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids

#### The traffic jam game (also called the rush hour game) caught my imagination the moment my eyes set on it. It's such a great game for teaching logical thinking to kids

### Traffic Jam Game | Dr Mike's Math Games for Kids

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

#### Math Games, Math Center, Math Ideas, Math Facts, Favorite Games, Spirals Multiplication, Multiplication Games, Multiplication Division, Teacher Resources

#### Spiral Multiplication Game

#### race for multiplication math games in masters classes, 2 teams, roll the die, say the fact with the answer. first team to complete the spiral wins!

#### Spiral Multiplication... a Favorite Game of the Year : Teacher Resource

#### Spiral Multiplication - Math Center

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

Design a Park: area, percentages

#### Grade Math, Point Of View, Points Of View, Schools Ideas, Mason Homeschool, Principal'S Points, Homeschool Math, 4Th Grade, 3Rd Grade

#### Principal's Point of View: Design a Park

### Principal's Point of View: Design a Park

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

#### Math Center, Math Cards, Division Facts, Cards Freebies, Flip Cards, Education Math, Check Cards, Cards Addition, Math Multiplication Division

#### Flip Cards Addition

#### Division facts

#### FREEBIES - Division and Multiples Clip, Flip, Check Cards. Children clip the answers with a clothespin Then they flip the card over to check their answers! The kids love these flip cards! I'm thinking adapting to equations!

#### Fun Games 4 Learning: Flip Math Cards Freebies

#### Math Center

### Fun Games 4 Learning: Flip Math Cards Freebies

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...

#### Mathematics Games, January 2014, Math News, Mathematics Expressions, Writing Mathematics, Maria Math, 2014 Mathematics, Counted Numbers, Years 2014

#### Maria's Math News, Vol. 78, January 2014

### 2014 Mathematics Game

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...

#### Hundreds Chart

#### Euclid’s Game on a Hundred Chart

### Euclid's Game on a Hundred Chart

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