“Let’s practice math facts!”
That is what your students will say once you introduce some of these fun ideas and games to the classroom. When you create a strong love and appreciation for math at an early age, you’re setting kids up for a successful future.
Between playing bingo, baking in the classroom and even bringing in a little blast from the past, you’ll have students begging to do more math.
1. Roll the dice.
Dice can be used in so many different ways when it comes to math. Whether you’re practicing multiplication facts or fractions, try having students create their own math problems with the roll of the dice. They can create fractions, simple multiplication problems or even word problems using dice. This can also be a fun way to put together a homework assignment: Students roll the dice during class, then take the problems home to solve.
2. Play math bingo.
Bingo is always a class favorite, and you can play it with any number of students. You can buy math bingo kits online (or win your own in our “I Love Math” Classroom Giveaway). You can also make up your own. The way it works is students have to solve math problems in order to know what number to mark off of their sheet.