# 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.

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.

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

### 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.

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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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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printable traffic jam game complete with printable puzzle books

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

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

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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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#### Adding/Subtracting Integers 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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Simple math challenge to make the kids really think and apply their math skills.

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Living Math with Positive and Negative Numbers: In our math lessons from livingmath.net, we're up to the contributions of India and Arabia in the Middle ages, focusing on the number zero and positive and negative numbers. To make integers more c...

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#### Math Center Where 1 partner reads the equation and the other partner has to jump on the line to solve. Then switch. Living Math with Positive and Negative Numbers. Also for decimals or fractions.

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Fraction Game: My Closest Neighbor--- Math concepts: comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, benchmark numbers, strategic thinking.

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Math Snacks: creative short videos about math games, each based on a story. Kids get inspired by the video, then play the game! More stories for #MathStoryDay at www.moebiusnoodle...

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Hobbit Math: Elementary Problem Solving 5th Grade---In grade 5, students are expected to master most aspects of fraction math and begin working with the rest of the Math Monsters: decimals, ratios, and percents (all of which are specialized fractions). Word problems grow ever more complex as well, and learning to explain (justify) multi-step solutions becomes a first step toward writing proofs.

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Math Game: What Number Am I? Math concepts: mental calculations, math vocabulary, and anything else you want to include. Number of players: any number...

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Symmetry Game: Guess my Grid. "Each player uses a grid to create a symmetrical pattern. An 8x8 grid works well. You can have students make their own..."

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#### Symmetry Game: Guess my Grid | Minds in Bloom LOVE THIS! Reading coordinates and thinking symmetrically!

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Hit Me! (A Math Game) One player (the dealer) shuffles the math cards and deals one card face down for each player, beginning with the player on his left and proc...

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#### Hit Me! (Not a game of cats hitting cats, but a card game which sneakily reinforces mental math.)

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#### Hit Me! (A Math Game) like 21, each player gets one card face down, peeks at their card, then decides if they want to hit, or stay. black cards are added to your sum, red cards are subtracted. try to get the highest score in 4 hits or less.

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Looking for simple ways to encourage math thinking with your learner? These 10 Questions are great for any age, any grade, and any skill level.