## Math Puzzles

By transforming any math activity into a “puzzle” you can instantly engage students and make a lesson so much more exciting. I often use puzzles to initiate number talks and to challenge my students. I love the Aha! moments they have once they solve a problem/puzzle. Why do students enjoy …

## New Year Countdown- Games

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you are all well-rested and ready to get back to work. We all like to start the year with some fun activities like math art, games, and puzzles. In today’s post, we are introducing a New Year countdown game that will be fun to …

## Diving into Division -Teaching division conceptually

A strong conceptual understanding of division will help build students’ confidence and a strong foundation to base multi-digit division and division of decimals and fractions. The first step is to make sure that students understand what is division. Ask your students to explain what is division and find out what is …

## Create an ugly Christmas sweater

How do you feel about ugly Christmas sweaters? I am not too excited about wearing them but I would love to design one. A friend asked me to create this activity for her class and I thought others might find it useful. The students create an ugly Christmas sweater on …

## Patterns in the tree. Print and digital activity.

Here is a little pattern coloring activity. Find the hidden patterns in the tree, color them a different color each, and decorate the tree. I added some empty (no numbers) trees as well for some quiet math art. Below is the print version to download. Check out our digital holiday …

## Winter Holidays-Christmas activities/games

Below you will find all of the winter holidays/Christmas activities Mathcurious has to offer this year. Print and digital activity cards, math games and 2 digital “build and decorate a gingerbread creation” activities. Winter Holidays Digital Activity cards grades 1/2 Winter Holidays Digital Activity cards – grades 3/4 and 4,5,6 …

## Winter Holidays – Digital Division Activity cards

Since we will be working on division the last few days before the winter holidays I have prepared some holiday-themed division activity cards. The activities include problems of partitive and quotative division with and without remainder and some word problems. The idea is to move the objects or move shapes …

## Winter Holidays print and digital Activity cards – grades 3,4 and 4,5,6

Winter Holidays are coming near. Here are some winter holiday-themed activities for grades 3,4 and 4,5,6. The activities are in print form and in google slides and they include practice and review activities as well as puzzles, riddles, word problems, and more. Find the grades 1,2,3 activities here How to use …

## Introducing Fractions Multiplayer games – print and Digital

In today’s post, I would like to share some simple games for the introduction level of fractions. The game boards have simple visuals to help students recognize different fractions, and match equivalent ones. We have shared some games with visuals to practice completing one and matching equivalent fractions before, however, …

## Holiday Scavenger Hunt Games – Addition/Subtraction/Place Value 1-100

This is a holiday-themed scavenger hunt game to practice some basic skills. This game can be played in two ways and of course, you can adjust the rules and make the game more or less challenging. The game is available in print and google slides version. Game 1: Practice addition …