Math talks, Number talks, meaningful math discussions

Math talks are short activities (around 10-15 minutes) designed to provide opportunities for the students to make connections in mathematics and explain their thinking to their peers. There are questions/problems/pictures that encourage students to think of different strategies and realize that there is no one way to solve a problem. …

Comparing Fractions Game-Multiplayer

A game for comparing fractions was missing from our collection so here it is. This is a simple racing game that requires students to compare fractions and recognize equivalent ones. The students can use the fraction bars to compare the fractions (included) or other strategies such as Comparing both to …

Are you smarter than a chicken?

At mathcurious we love math puzzles and brain teasers. Anything that tickles the brain and improves mathematical thinking. Puzzles provoke creativity and show the students how different math concepts and combinations of them can be used to solve problems in unexpected ways. Are your students smarter than a chicken? Have them …

Simplifying Fractions – Equivalent Fractions Game

Today I would like to share with you a little game to practice simplifying fractions and finding equivalent ones. Once the students understand the concept with visual models they can use the algorithm to simplify and find equivalent using division or multiplication. To be successful in simplifying fractions the students …

Long Division Games (print and Digital)

Since the multi-digit addition and subtraction and Multi-Digit Multiplication games were a great success in my classroom and from what I heard in yours as well, I have decided to create a few for long division as well. The idea of these games is to motivate the students to practice …

Number Sense to 100 and beyond, comparing, ordering, building numbers.

Students need a variety of activities to learn and experience numbers. Learning to count, identifying numbers, and understanding quantity are just the beginning. They need to be able to compare, and order numbers, skip count, find patterns, represent numbers, and more. Here are some ideas of games/activities that you can …

Multi-digit addition,subtraction – games, activities- 2,3,4 digits

Multi-digit addition and subtraction practice is often tiring and boring for the students, however, the practice is necessary. Many of you have been asking for 2,3,4-digit addition games. The truth is that I haven’t shared any because concepts like multi-digit addition that need the students to take time and do …

Station Prime – A Prime Factorization Game

Today I would like to share with you an arcade-style math game that helps to practice prime factorization, divisibility rules, division, multiplication, mental math, and more. If you have seen our collection of web games you know that my son (now 13) is the coder behind the games. Our games …

LCM Race – Finding LCM (game)

New day new game! Today I would like to share with you a simple multiplayer game that I created to help my students practice finding the Least Common Multiple of two or more numbers (2-12). Being able to find the LCM quickly comes in handy when adding or subtracting, unlike …