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Really Cool Math Game

By Teachers.Net Community

“florida teacher,” a regular contributor on the Teacher Chatboard posted a simple math game her students enjoy while building their multiplication skills. It can be adapted for addition with younger students. Add your favorite math game in the Comments section below.


A really cool math game (not mine, stolen from excellent teacher at another school):

In groups of three, two kids get playing cards to put on their foreheads, face out, without looking at them. Face cards are worth ten, aces one.

The third person sees both cards, multiplies them and announces the product. Players with cards on their heads think, “Hm, if the product is 45, and I see the other guy has a 5, I must have a 9.”

The first person to correctly call out what the card on his/her head is wins both cards. Biggest pile when the cards are gone wins.

They go nuts over this game, and it really does reinforce multiplication facts, and can be adapted for addition for lower grades/abilities.


You’ll find many more math games contributed by teachers here in the Teachers.Net Lesson Bank.



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