Looking for a fun and exciting way to teach math concepts to children? Increase motivation and learning in a way that is enjoyable and pleasant by using the following math games for kids.
A Book Scavenger Hunt
This is a game that teaches counting and ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd…). The first thing to
An example would be to say “find the 5th word of the 3rd paragraph on the 11th page after page 101.” The children would then look for this word and write it down. You can also work in math problems, such as “go to the page that is twenty-one less than eighty-four and find the 7th word in the 2nd paragraph from the end of the page.” Increase the complexity for older children and simplify for younger ones.
Math games for kids, especially the younger ones, can benefit from including pictures from books or coloring books. This game accomplishes this by using a picture that has obvious shapes in it, such as balloons for circles, doors for rectangles, etc., then seeing who can find the most shapes hidden. For older children you can include things such as octagons, cylinders, and cones.
This is a great
The goal is for the child with the blind fold to follow the directions so that he/she ends up on the mat. The trick is that the child
Board games offer a variety of creative and interesting ways for teaching
Matching Math Cards
This is a twist on Old Maid where the goal is to match two cards by putting all of them face-down and turning over two cards at a time on each turn to see if they match. This game is different than Old Maid because it is centered around math concepts. You start by writing a math problem on an index card, using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division. Then you make another math problem on the next index card that is different but has the same answer. After you have made between twelve and twenty of these cards you lay them face down. Whenever someone turns over two cards with the same answer they get to keep them. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins.