If you already incorporate math games into your elementary classroom, you know how engaging and fun your students have playing them. You probably also have games at the ready for your early-finishers, or for the odd times leftover from an assessment. If you don’t, you should go ahead and try them. I often have a game set up as one of my math stations. Many commercial board games help with teaching standards, just in case you need to convince your administrators. These are my favorites or come highly recommended and of course some of the K-1 games would definitely be fun for 2-3 and the 2-3 games for the 4-5.
Simple game that doesn’t required any reading. Players spin and move. The game board is on a 100 chart that weaves back and forth. Great for counting as well as adding on. And a bit of subtraction as you chute down the slide and need to go back.
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Simple adding and subtraction game. Helps with fact fluency.
Players practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing in a fun game. Players roll the dice and see how many equations they can make, kind of like Boggle for math.
The cards have the adding or subtraction equation with players finding the answers on the game board. When a player has 5 answers in a row, that player wins!
Dino Math Tracks
Pizza Fraction Fun
Four Way Countdown
A classic game that helps teach coordinates.
A fast-paced game to challenge visual perceptions. Not necessarily a math game, but it is so fun!
Another classic game to help with adding and subtracting as well as money skills (fake money).
This game helps with multiples, adding/subtracting, and probability.
Players roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide to the center of the board, picking up prime cards and bumping opponents back to start. This game inspires deeper mathematical understanding while mastering arithmetic.
I often integrate these games as a math station that the students “have to play” at least once during a week.
I also have this binder of games available too.
The collection of 16 games only need to be printed out and some need some easily obtainable supplies, like dice and playing cards. This binder has games for all ages, I’m serious.