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 problen/puzzle. Why do students enjoy …

Around the World (+ google slides version)

Two levels Grades 1-3 and 3 and up “Around the World” is a fun game to encourage number discussions and practice many skills. The game can be played on two levels. Level 1 is for younger students to practice addition and subtraction and recognizing numbers 1-100 and level 2 is …

Ghost Chase game – Positive and Negative integers

Grades 4 and up If you are here for the google slides version of the game follow the link below. If not, read on for the print version and the instructions. google slides version This ghostly game aims to help students practice addition and subtraction of positive and negative integers. …

Solving Word Problems- Strategies, Ideas and Activities-print and digital

Math word problems are an important aspect of mathematics and that is why they appear in every stage of learning math. They involve a lot more than just solving equations and applying algorithms.  They require good reading comprehension skills, critical thinking, and creativity. They help children realize the connection between …

Problem-Solving Strategies

There are many different ways to solve a math problem, and equipping students with problem-solving strategies is just as important as teaching computation and algorithms. Problem-solving strategies help students visualize the problem or present the given information in a way that can lead them to the solution. Solving word problems using …