Math games increase engagement and achievement. Simple as that.
But how do you make math games work in your classroom?
The inspiration for my latest math games pack came from these adorable erasers from the infamous Target Dollar Spot!
As with all of my math center games, ease of prep is critical. The majority of use don’t have hours on end to slave away laminating and cutting out hundreds of pieces. By keeping the games simple and limited to the number of pieces required, prep is simple!
Frosty Numbers focuses on subitizing using ten frames. Kiddos still working on one-to-one correspondence? They can easily count the pictures on the ten frames to meet their needs.
Penguin Cove is a challenging game that works on composing (with a hint of decomposing) numbers. Students work cooperatively to identify the unknown part of a whole group.
Winter Shape-doku is a twist on the adult favorite. This critical thinking game (with a sprinkle of 2D shape recognition) challenges students to solve the puzzle so that only one of each shape is in each row/column.
“Cents”national Decorations reinforces coin recognition and their values. While many schools have stopped teaching money in Kindergarten, as educators we know that we have to meet children where their needs are. If your kiddos are ready to work with money, meet them there!
Holiday Domino War is a fun twist on the old-favorite “War.” Students work on subitizing as they identify numbers on the dominos then add the two numbers together (whether mentally or by counting). By comparing the two numbers, students decide which is greater.