Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Math Games Linky

Happy Wednesday-
I am joining Ideas by Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday linky on math games.  The ideas I am sharing may not technically be "games" but I have included them in my small group math workshop stations for review and practice of skills.
1. The first is a simple review of counting coins, that can actually become a game.  I used the punch out coins that were in the back of our math workbook.  The students glued some onto an index card, and then on the reverse side wrote the amount that matched. I save the cards each year, and the students now use them as flash cards independently.
I think this card is missing a nickel!
2.  For this activity the students were using (cheap) stickers to create patterns. Different patterns were listed on accompanying cards and the students wrote the pattern on the strip, then added the (cheap) stickers in that pattern.
3. If you are reviewing symmetry and patterns, have the students create quilt designs on graph paper.  It is harder than it seems.  To add a holiday spin, ask the students to use only the colors that associated with a certain holiday.  Perhaps use different shades of green for St. Patrick's Day?


  1. Love it! Thanks for linking up! :)
    ideas by jivey

  2. Its good to know and play the stickers and cards games when designed and printed accordingly. I think for the printing companies to games cards and stickers that could develop interest of the end user. Normally, games are used as the tactics to increase the maximum exposure.