# Blog

## Inequality Crack (Solve One-Step Inequalities Game)

“My students had fun playing! Thank you.” – Laura Crispin Objective: To solve one-step inequalities [6.EE.B.5] Materials: Inequality sheet, deck of cards, six-sided die, writing materials, paperclips and markers for game board Players: 2 to 3 players Rules: 1.The objective of the game is to solve one-step

## Puzzling Order an Order of Operations Game/Puzzle

“Excellent resource” – Robin K. Objective: To apply the basic rules on the order of operations (PEMDAS). [5.OA.A.1] [6.EE.A.2c] Materials: Puzzling Order puzzle Players: Minimum of 2 players (work in groups or teams) Rules: The objective of the game is to properly evaluate expressions by applying the

## Seeing Math Everywhere

Guest Post by George Schalter Kids like pizza. Whenever a pizza is being shared, parents offer kids a slice of the pizza. Instead, if it were a four slice pizza and we offered them a ‘quarter’ of the pizza, they would be exposed to ‘quarter’ a mathematical

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## Math Games in a Bag

The Best Way to Help Your Child Master Math Concepts at Home A growing number of children no longer memorize their addition facts or multiplication tables. With the math curriculum as broad as it is, teachers simply are not able to find the time to ensure that

## Digit Widgets – Divisibility Activity

Begin by creating “flash cards” with the numbers 1-9 written on them. You will want a very large bowl with these. Mix them up thoroughly. Now divide your classroom into sets of partners or groups with three students each. Each group will come up to the bowl

## What “stupid” mistakes have you seen in math class?

What “stupid” mistakes have you seen in math class? (comment and share below) Dana Garner While in college, I worked for the math department. Many times I would get the same answer for this question that asked “what do you think…” (answer should be their opinion). Students

## Find the Number – become familiar with the rules for divisibility

Now that students have become familiar with the rules for divisibility, offer them another challenge. Divide the class up into groups and give them this problem: In the next 15 minutes they must write down as many numbers as possible that they think can be divided by

## Playing with Percents

When students first learn percents it’s difficult for them to understand the concept. Using mental math is a great way to get them used to the idea of what percents are all about before they have to tackle much more complicated percent problems. Remind them that 50%