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Great American Multiplication Challenge - Online
Description: Help your county and state rise to the top of the leaderboards in the Great American Multiplication Challenge. PLEASE NOTE: On or around December 22, we will be resetting the statistics for this game and changing the format to match those of the Great American Addition and Subtraction Challenges.
Type: Math Game
Format: Printable Activity
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5, 6
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The Legend of Multiplico - A Multiplication and Division Adventure Game
Description: The evil Horrefedous has four mythical creatures in his grips yet again! This time he has hidden or imprisoned them in a network of underground rooms, full of enemies. You must defeat these enemies with your multiplication and division wizardry, earning precious neurons as you go. After all of your adventuring and wizardry, you must face Horrefedous in an all-or-none multiplication attack in order to save the creatures. Be fast with your multiplication, but most importantly, be accurate. Wrong answers will drain your life and cost you neurons.
Type: Math Fun
Grade Levels: 2, 3, 4
Blue Raspberry Rescue - NEW - Online Game
Description: The world's beloved supply of blue raspberries is in grave danger! The raspberries, strawberries, boysenberries, and gooseberries have teamed up to eliminate them from existence! They're jealous of how popular the blue raspberry is! What does that mean? It means no more blue raspberry candy, slushies, drinks, or popsicles. It's a terrible emergency and you've been chosen to rescue them from the powerful grip of the "other" berries. You've trained a long time for this mission. Now, you must use your best place value and rounding skills to crush the enemy. The berries are powerful, and only precision math can defeat them. Good luck. And may the seeds be with you. Oh, and by the way, use the space bar to jump.
Format: Online Activity
Grade Levels: 3, 4, 5
Sir Math a Lot's Haunted Mansion
Description: Your great uncle, Sir Mathalot has been taken prisoner in a mansion haunted by anti-math ghouls and spirits. You must use your addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, time and rounding skills skills to not only defeat these hideous beasts, but also to find and rescue your uncle. Be brave!
The Legend of the Golden Pizza - An Amazing Fractions Adventure
Description: This awesome game reinforces several standards involving fractions including equivalent fractions, fractions pictures, comparing fractions, and ordering fractions. Students must use their fraction skills to defeat enemies and find all eight slices of the golden pizza. Players must first earn the map by defeating five of pizza zombies and earning pepperoni dollars. Games can be saved. Please watch the instructional video. ALL PREVIOUS GLITCHES HAVE NOW BEEN FIXED.
Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop - Online Game
Description: Tony Fraction is a fun game that reinforces fraction identification, reduction, and equivalent fractions. Students play the role of Tony, a pizza shop owner who must fulfill the requests of his demanding customers. Tony’s customers order their pizzas with odd fractions of topping — not just the traditional "1/2 pepperoni and 1/2 plain." Tony’s customers routinely order pizzas with fractions such as fourths, sixths, eights, twelfths, and even sixteenths depending on the size of the pizza ordered. Students have five minutes to fill as many pizza orders and possible with the goal of making as much money as they can. NOW PLAY WITH OR WITHOUT THE COUNTDOWN.
Grade Levels: 4, 5, 6
Make your own Board Game!
Description: This activity allows teachers to make, save, and deploy digital board games to students. Make your board, choose board design, and add special squares, questions, and answers. The more questions you add, the better the game. Copy the code and distribute to students. Students can play on their own, or, with up to six others on the same computer. Check out the teacher archive to access pre-made games.
Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Cash Out - Online Game
Description: One of the most popular games on mrnussbaum.com, Cash Out is perfect for practicing counting money or calculating change. Students have three minutes (or can play without a timer) to complete as many sales as possible by giving customers the correct change. The game is totally customizable and with different skill levels and hints/no hints. NOW - play this game with American coins and currency OR with Euros!
Grade Levels: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Clockworks - Online Game
Description: Clockworks in an awesome way for kids of all grade levels to practice telling time. It requires students to set as many clocks as possible in two minutes. The game is completely customizable. The easy setting includes times that end in :00, :15, :30, or :45. The medium setting includes the above as well as five-minute intervals. The advanced setting includes times to one-minute intervals, and the challenge setting includes difficult elapsed time problems. In this setting, scoring one or two is impressive!
Order Ops - Online Game
Description: This innovative game requires students to save seven members of a Royal Family from prison by using their order of operation skills to build stairways leading to their secret cells. Choose your character first and then begin solving the order of operations equation by clicking on the first number, then its operator, followed by the second number. For example, in a problem such 5 + 3 x 2 (6 – 4). The user should click on the 6 first, the “-” second, and the 4 last. Once two numbers and the operator have been clicked on, the program will isolate the problem to solve, in this case 6-4. If the student correctly solves the problem, a second step will appear with the shortened problem: 5 + 3 x 2 – 2. The user would then click on the 3 followed by the “x” and then the two. The resulting problem on the next step would be 5 + 6 – 2 and students would solve the last two problems before successfully saving the first of the royal family. This game is OUTSTANDING practice in order of operations and one of the only GAMES on the internet reinforcing this skills.
The Multiplication Zombies of the Brittany Graveyard - Online Game
Description: The Zombies of the Brittany Graveyard have been a scourge upon the village for many years - terrifying those who wish to visit the graves of their loved ones (animations). Recently, the townspeople came together to call upon you, the world's foremost zombie exterminator to bring light once again to their cemetery by defeating the zombies. Use your unique and high-powered multiplication skills to fling your devastating jack-o-lanterns at the hapless zombies. If you can clear each of the five points of the cemetery of the horrid zombies, you'll succeed in your task of liberating the cemetery and will receive a key to the village of Brittany.
Treasure Cliff - Online
Description: Can you find Golden Beard’s treasure? It’s hidden behind one of 100 numbered compartments in the face of a steep cliff. Move your eager mountain climber to the number you think the treasure is hidden behind and watch him use his jackhammer to discover if you are correct. Follow the higher or lower arrows until you eventually find the treasure. You have ten tries!
Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3
Slope Racer - NEW - Online Game
Description: This fun game requires students to calculate slope to move their character up the mountain. How high can you go?
Grade Levels: 6, 7 +
Probability Fair - Online Game
Description: This fun game allows students to earn tokens to the fair by demonstrating their understanding of probability. Once inside the fair, students can play a range of different probability games. See the demonstration video for more.
Stock the Shelves - Online Game!
Description: Stock the Shelves is a fun way for students to reinforce their skills in using a coordinate plane. The game does require students to understand negative numbers in a coordinate plane as well as positive numbers. The idea is to help a store clerk "stock the shelves" with drinks such as soda and chocolate milk before customers arrive. Each bottle must be positioned in its exact location. Students have two minutes to position all 20 bottles.
Half-court Rounding - Online Game
Description: Half-court Rounding is a game in which students try to score as many points as possible by rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, or tenth. This is a perfect game across grade-levels, because students can choose to shoot free-throws (1 point – round to the nearest ten) jump shots (2 points – round to the nearest hundred) and three-pointers (round to the nearest tenth). Users can try any kind of shot within the game and have 90 seconds to score as many as points as possible and beat their opponent. If they answer incorrectly, the student misses the shot. Students can also choose a two-player game where they can play a friend or classmate.
Place Value Pirates - Online Game
Description: In Place Value Pirates, students must use their place value skills to dispatch of the wretched pirate Sir Francis Place Value and his horrible band of place value pirates! Simply read the prompt that appears at the top of the game and click or touch the pirate with the number that matches the prompt. For example, a prompt might read ""7" in the thousands place. Scan the pirates and dispatch of the one with the number that contains a "7" in the thousands place. The game consists of five rounds; each round more challenging the last. For computer versions, users can earn codes after each round so they never have to start all over again. In addition, the game can be played with or without decimals.
Fun Addition Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice addition facts? Fun Addition Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice addition fluency by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Grade Levels: 1, 2
Fun Regrouping in Addition Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice regrouping in addition? Fun Regrouping in Addition Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice regrouping fluency by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4
Fun Subtraction Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice subtraction facts? Fun Subtraction Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice subtraction fluency by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Fun Multiplication Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice multiplication facts? Fun Multiplication Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice multiplication fluency by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Fun Regrouping in Subtraction Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice regrouping in subtraction? Fun Regrouping in Subtraction Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice regrouping fluency by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Fun Division Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice division facts? Fun Division Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice division fluency by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Grade Levels: 3, 4
Fun Place Value Block Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice counting with place value manipulatives? Fun Place Value Block Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice clicking place value blocks to form the correct number by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Fun Counting Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Fun Counting Games from Computer Mice allows you to practice counting to ten with any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Grade Levels: 1
Cash Out Canada
Description: This fun game allows students to practice counting Canadian dollars and coins and giving change to animal characters for their outrageous purchases. It is fully customizable and students can play with or without hints. The coins are outdated, but still allow for great practice!
The Jellybean Tree - Online Game
Description: In the Jellybean Tree, watch as a tree sprouts with different colored jellybeans. Red, orange, yellow, green, and purple jellybeans will appear. Each time the game is played there will be a different total number of jellybeans and a different number of each color of jellybean; always between 25 and 50 total. Users can then “pick” the jellybeans and drag and drop them to their correct places in a bar graph shown on the other side of the screen. They also change the view so that the bar graph can be a pie chart. Finally, the user must answer five questions involving the “jellybean tree.”
Angle Invaders - Online Game
Description: In this fun game, students must estimate angle measures to blast invading starships. Each round gets harder than the last as the margin of error decreases and the clues disappear.
Fun Adding Decimals Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice adding decimals? Fun Adding Decimals Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice adding three-digit numbers with decimals by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Fun Subtracting Decimals Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice subtracting decimals? Fun Subtracting Decimals Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice subtracting three-digit numbers with decimals by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Will and His Happy Hamstars - Online Game
Description: One day, when Will and his brother Gaby, were happily playing with their happy hamstars, the mean Black Widow appeared and took them all to his underground lair. Will and Gaby were heartbroken! Now, help Will save his happy hamstars by answering the adding and subtracting problems to unlock the gates to all of the cells! As you succeed in your mission, you'll earn tokens that can be used in the Happy Hamstar machine to earn Happy Hamstar Trading Cards. Try to collect all 15 and the RARE gold cards! See the instructional video for learn more.
Speed Math - Online Game
Description: First choose your skill to practice (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division). Then, choose the numbers you want to practice. Finally, indicate whether or not to allow negative numbers. For example, if you want to practice adding 1, 2, and 3, click on the 1 bubble, the 2 bubble, and the 3 bubble. Finally, set the countdown to however many seconds you want and see how many problems you can correctly answer, or, set an attainment goal, and see how long it takes you to reach your goal! If you reach your goal, you can print out your very own certificate of achievement.
Fun Making Change Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Need to practice making change? Fun Making Change Games from Computer Mice is the perfect solution. You can practice clicking coins to make the correct change by playing any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Fun Numbers Recognition Games - From ComputerMice
Description: Fun Numbers Recognition Games from Computer Mice allows you to practice identifying numbers with any of 15 embedded games including target practice games, ninja baby games, memory, spinning wheel games, and many more. Look throughout our games, math, and language arts section for more games from Computer Mice soon.
Dots - Online Game
Description: In this fun game, students must keep track of the number of blue dots that remain in the house. As the game progresses, it gets much harder, and students must keep track of blue dots, red dots, and even green dots. Very fun!
The Ultimate Teacher's Lounge - Online Game
Description: Why wait until Teacher Appreciation Week to honor your teacher? Use your amazing flash card skills to earn as many “neurons” as possible. Use the “tab” key to move from flash card to flash card. Then, spend your “neurons” at the Teacher’s Lounge Store and score a hot tub, dance floor, big screen, popcorn machine and much more to make your teacher’s lounge the best in history.
Grade Levels: 2, 3, 4, 5
Great American Addition Challenge - Online
Description: Help your state rise to the top of the leaderboards in the Great American Addition Challenge. First choose your state (this may happen automatically or you may have to allow the program to obtain your location). Then, choose the addition tables to practice. Answer as many subtraction facts as you can in two minutes. When you are finished, click on “view statistics” and see how your performance helps your state.
Great American Subtraction Challenge - Online
Description: Help your state rise to the top of the leaderboards in the Great American Subtraction Challenge. First choose your state (this may happen automatically or you may have to allow the program to obtain your location). Then, choose the subtraction tables to practice. Answer as many subtraction facts as you can in two minutes. When you are finished, click on “view statistics” and see how your performance helps your state.
Math Slalom - Online Game
Description: This super-fast paced game requires students to ski through the gates that complete an equation, but to avoid those that make the equation incorrect. For example, if a student chooses x 8 to practice, he or she would ski through gates that show 2 and 16, but around gates that show 4 and 30. The game is customizable and allows players to choose the operation and the specific numbers.
Best Math Friends - Online Word Problem Game
Description: It’s not Facebook, It’s not MySpace, it’s BMF, Best Math Friends. Friend as many animated animals as you can by answering their word problems. Problems are narrated and students are provided a calculator and work space if needed. See if you can friend all 25 ! The program gives immediate feedback but students have unlimited chances to answer each problem. When finished, students can print out a beautiful certificate that features all of their "friends."
School Fish - Online Game
Description: Which fish is different? Click or touch the fish that is different in each school. Check fins, stripe patterns, dots, eyes, and anything else that may distinguish the “oddball” fish from the rest. Earn school fish points for each fish you correctly identify. Be careful, with each successful identification that subsequent school becomes larger, forcing you to analyze more fish. Click the question mark icon when you are stumped.
Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
The Big Yellow Bus - Online Game
Description: The Big Yellow Bus in a fun math game in which students must tame the unruly students on the bus by using their basic addition skills (sums to 12) to drag and drop them to their correct seats on the bus in 90 seconds.
Garage Sale Wizard - Online Game
Description: Students play the role of a crusty old man who sells junky items from his garage. For each item he sells, three people make "offers" in the forms of coin pictures. The student must select the offer that reflects the highest value. Students have one minute to make as many deals as possible. Students are rewarded for choosing the best offer and penalized for choosing the worst offer.
Money Tree - Online Game
Description: Who says money can't grow on trees? This game requires students to pick money from the "money tree" before answering questions about the values of their coins. Immediate feedback is given. The game is totally customizable and players can choose what coins to be included and whether or not to receive hints.
Coin Search - Online Game
Description: This awesomely fun game functions like a word search. Students have to find the values indicated in the value bank. For example, for $1.50, students would have to find coins that connect in the coin search that equal $1.50 (two half-dollars and two quarters for example). Great practice!
Calendar Clowns - Online Game
Description: Calendar Clowns is a fun way for students to practice navigating a calendar and using calendar vocabulary to solve math problems. Students will see a message on the top of the screen such as "What day is two weeks after the 6th?" Students must use their clown "stamp," chosen at the start of the game to mark the 20th on the calendar. The game ends when the student marks up the entire calendar.
War Pretzels - Online Game
Description: Are you up to this addition and subtraction challenge? Welcome to the first annual all-pretzel arm wrestling tournament. Although you can’t hope to match the pure strength of the world’s best arm wrestling pretzels, you have one advantage – the strength of your pretzel-flexible arms is governed by your quick skills in addition and subtraction. Subdue your worthy opponents with your error-free calculations. Be careful though – errors you can afford to make in the first few rounds will lead to your demise in the last few rounds. Be quick —- and accurate. The calculations get harder as you move on, but you’ll have to make less of them in the later rounds.
Artie Ounces Soda Jerk - Online Game
Description: This is a great game to practice using standard units of capacity.
Firefly Nights - Online Game
Description: Firefly Nights in a mesmerizing game that requires students to build and identify the flash pattern of their personal fireflies, among an ever-increasing number of flashing fireflies.
Lunch Lady - Online Game
Description: Ensure the lunch lady doesn't turn grumpy by helping her get all eight students through the lunch line successfully. For each student, add up the prices of their lunch items and enter the value into the cash register. You have three minutes before the next class comes rushing in! Very fun.
Lunch Lady - Online Game - Spanish Version (Senora del Almuerzo)
Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop in Spanish - Online Game
Description: This is Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop in Spanish!
Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop in French - Online Game
Description: This is Tony Fraction's Pizza Shop in French
Factor Family Reunion - Online Game
Description: The Factors are having a family reunion and YOU are hosting it. It’s your job to make sure each member of the factor family is seated at the correct table, or, you’ll hear it from them! Simply drag and drop each factor to its correct table. If you can get them all, you can print out a portrait of the entire at their reunion.
Hungry, Hungry Gators - Online Game
Description: First, enter your FIRST name, then choose either the “greater than” or “less than” gator. If you choose the “greater than” gator, you’ll aim to snap up the larger of the two numbers, or, the equations that yield the larger answers that fall from the sky. If you choose the “less than” gator, you’ll do the opposite. Be careful! Each round gets a little bit harder. When you complete a round, you’ll get a code to enter so you’ll never have to totally start over. Watch the video for more details.
World Cup Math - Online Game
Description: This online soccer shootout requires students to choose a team and battle others in a round-of-16 using his or her addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division skills.
Around the World - Online Multiplication Game
Description: Around the World is a fun multiplication game based on the timeless classic classroom game where students go "Around the World" if they can defeat their classmates in a game of multiplication flash cards. In the online versions, students face fictional students from other countries, thereby integrating the game well with geography. Students win if they can defeat all 20 students. The problem is, “students” from different countries answer the flash cards at different speeds. Some may take ten seconds, while others may take only 4 or 5 seconds. In this way, the game simulates the real game where some kids are quicker with their facts than others.
Genius Boxing- Online Game
Description: Think you’re good at math? Prove it to the most famous mathematical thinkers in history. In Genius Boxing, you must defeat Albert Einstein, Pythagoras, Galileo, Bill Gates, Leonardo da Vinci, Nicholas Coperniucs, Archimedes, and Sir Isaac Newton in boxing using your math skills. Look at the number equation that appears at the bottom of the screen. Click on <, >, or = to make the number equation true. Be careful though, each round gets much harder!
War Pretzels (In Spanish) - Online Game
Bedtime Bandits - Online Game (Telling Time)
Description: Bedtime Bandits is a super fun game that reinforces various stages of time-telling skills. Students play the role of a boy or girl who aims to stay up as late as possible by shining a magic flashlight on the correct descending clock. Each round, ten clocks descend from the bedroom ceiling and students must eliminate them before they touch the ground by shining the flashlight on the clock that matches the analog prompt. For each clock eliminated, the bedtime increases by one minute. Each round becomes slightly harder than the last.
Becoming Lord Voldemath - Online Game
Description: This game allows students customized practice with specific "tables" in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students battle "wizards" to answer problems quickest in each of five 90-second rounds. If the students has a higher score than the wizard, he or she moves on to the next round and gains a new "power." Students LOVE this game which serves as great quick math reinforcement.
Trimathlon - Online Game
Description: In Trimathlon, students play the roles of math olympians striving for gold in swimming, biking, and running by using their basic adding and subtracting skills. Students can also choose what country to represent.
Crossing Math Canyon - Online Game
Description: For hundreds of years, the famous but elusive Golden Medallion of Math Canyon has proved unreachable and deadly for dozens of brave explorers who have tried crossing the invisible bridge for the purposes of obtaining it. Now, it is your turn. The Bridge that crosses Math Canyon will form plank by plank as you step on the correct planks. Red Hawk, an ancient Pueblo warrior, will guide you along the way. First, step on planks that are multiples of two (use your counting by two skills). Then, all multiples of three, four, five, and so on until you complete multiples of nine. Then, and only then, can you uncover the long lost golden medallion of Math Canyon. Be careful, however, stepping on the wrong plank will send you plummeting in the river below.
Mathemorphosis - Online Game
Description: Mathemorphosis is a great game that reinforces basic addition and subtraction to or from ten with a caterpillar to butterfly theme. Kids will love watching as their budding math skills help to transform their caterpillar to one of four kinds of butterflies.
Type: Science Games
Mathepillar - Online Game
Description: Mathepillar is an outrageously fun and very challenging game in which players have to order falling numbers on a number line by positioning their caterpillar in the correct place to catch the numbers. There are nine stages to the game, and each requires students to count by different numbers. For example, in the first stage, players simply have to order 1-10 on the caterpillar segments. In the next stage, it progresses to counting by two, then threes, fours, and so on. Each stage presents a new setting and new challenges.
Defeat the Mayan Math Monster - Online Math Game - In Spanish
Description: This is a fun game where students use their addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division skills to foil the horrid Mayan Math Monster for the opportunity to explore a room filled with gold and riches
Defeat the Mayan Math Monster - Online Math Game
Sea Horse Chronicles - Online Game
Description: Practice your counting and number ordering skills by “eating” the number bubbles in their correct numerical order. Each round, the sea horse will shoot out ten number bubbles. If you eat all ten correctly, you will be able to choose one of nine different sea creatures to join you in the next round. Try to order all numbers correctly between 1-100 and earn a gold medal!
Shapes - Online Game!
Description: This simple but colorful game requires students to find various shapes hidden in a picture. There are two levels.
Math Fries - Online Game
Description: This fast food-themed game requires students to "eat" all of the French fries on the screen that equal the number specified in the upper right corner. Very fun!
Dr. Chomper and Fast Food Math
Description: Dr. Chomper is addicted to fast food! Earn your gold medal certificate my helping Dr. Chomper eat as much fast food as possible by selecting the fast food item labeled with the math problem that matches the answer at the top of the screen. Be careful, choose the wrong fast food item will give Dr. Chomper indigestion.
Age of the Angles - Online Game
Description: Age of the Angles is an awesome application designed to reinforce protractor, angle measurement, and angle measure estimation skills. Practice using a protractor to measure angles in the "practice" mode and estimate angle measures in the "play mode." In the play mode, see how many angle measures you can successfully estimate before exhausting your 100 angle measure limit.
Bowling Pin Math - Online Game
Description: Bowling Pin Math is an awesome game where students must determine which math problems (located on the bowling pins) have answers that are greater than or less than the target number. In this way, students must evaluate ten math problems at once, rather than just the standard way of evaluating one math problem at a time. Students must bowl ten frames and score as close to 100 as possible.
Golden Path - Online Game
Description: Golden Path is appropriate for kids ages 7 – 10. The game requires students to choose an operation and play the role of a frog that must hop to the other side of the pond using lily pads labeled with math problems. Students must evaluate the math problems on two, three, four, or even five connected lily pads and must direct the frog to hop on the lily pad with the math problem that yields the greatest answer.
Sand Dollar Exchange - Online Game
Description: In Sand Dollar Exchange, you play the role of a brave little ocean crab who must pick up the sand dollars and fractions of sand dollars and drop them on their correct clam shells. Time is of the essence! If you finish the game, the Sand Dollar Exchange awards you a certificate. If you finish the game within 200 seconds, you can earn a sting ray certificate, within 300 seconds, a horseshoe crab certificate, and within 600 seconds, a hermit crab certificate.
Matherpiece - Online Game
Description: You are in a math museum filled with some of the greatest matherpieces of all time, painted by the likes of Pablo Multiplicasso, Factorangelo, and many others. But No! A villain, the Confounder, has broken in and switched all of the titles to amuse himself. Someone needs to help! Can you? Look at all the matherpieces and figure out what the title of each is. Luckily, the artists always chose simple titles that reflected the meaning of each painting.
Mathfluenza - Online Game
Description: This super-fun game requires students to "cure" a patient with the flu by categorizing addition and subtraction problems with answers between 9 and 22 into their correct buckets. The problems drip out of his stuffy nose (ew!) Be careful, if a problem is dragged into the wrong bucket, it will cause the patient to sneeze out several more problems. Watch the thermometer also. If his temperature gets to 103 --- he must go to the emergency room and the game is over.
Recess Master - Online Game
Description: This incredibly fun game requires students to earn tokens by identifying the incorrect addition or subtraction problem among 15 correct ones. The faster they identify, the more tokens they earn. Tokens can be redeemed to play recess classics such as freeze tag, capture the flag, red light green light, and dodgeball.
Maxine the Unicorn - Online Game
Description: Maxine is a beautifully illustrated game in which kids play the role of a unicorn that must use its basic addition and subtraction skills to catch falling hearts with its horn. Students can choose to include a villanous mosquito to make it more challenging!
Rainbow Juice - Online Game
Description: Maxine is on a mission to obtain the great ringlet of Hope, a magical ring which will adorn her horn and keep it safe for ever. The Guardian of the Ringlet, however, the gnome Quackentyre, will only relinquish the ring in exchange for an authentic drop of rainbow juice, which can be squeezed from a real rainbow, Maxine can obtain a real rainbow by completing the gauntlet of the sky, a series of mental obstacles that will yield a color arc from the rainbow after each victory.
Awful Waffles -Online Game
Description: For most of time, waffles have been thought of as harmless breakfast foods that have brought happiness and sweetness to kids and adults alike for centuries now. But now, the world's waffle supply has been infected with a notorious intergalactic subvirus that is causing them to destroy toasters around the world with error-filled math problems. These malicious waffles can't easily stopped. You have been hired by the World Defense Agency to visit the atomic waffle toasters around the world and to destroy as many awful waffles as possible with your high-powered syrup blaster. Blast the awful waffles with your weapon and dispatch as many as possible. The awful waffles catch on quickly! You will only have a single minute each round. You must identify and blast 10 per round, though you should try to blast as many as possible. The game will keep track of the number of waffles successfully blasted.
Texas Add Em' - Online Game
Description: This "poker" game for kids involves basic addition flash cards. Pairs of problems with the same sum, three-of-a-kind, straights, and full houses bring huge bonuses. Students "bet" star graphics. Very fun!
Grade Levels: 2, 3
Tackle Math Ball
Description: This is a fun football-themed math game where students rumble down the field using their addition, subtraction, and multiplication skills. Students play offense and defense!
Food Fight- Online Game
Description: Are you up for the Competitive Inter-School Food Fighting Championship? Your job is to lead your team of five to victory over four other schools by using your keen addition estimation skills. As you battle each school, you will notice ten addition equations. Drag and drop five equations to your teammates t-shirts that you think result in the highest sums. The five equations left over will automatically be assigned to the t-shirts of your opponents. If the total sum of the five equations on your teammates’ t-shirts is higher than the total sum of your opponents’ equations, you win and move on to face the next school. Be careful, equations get more difficult as you win.
Maximum Capacity - Online Game
Description: In Maximum Capacity, you play the role of an elevator attendant who must bring as many gorillas as possible to the eighth floor for the annual Gorilla’s Ball at the Jungle Hotel! The only problem is, the doors to the ball close in three minutes, and there are still hundreds of anxious gorillas waiting. Bring as many as you can to the eighth floor in three minutes. Check the weight capacity at the top of the elevator. It changes with each trip. Drag the gorillas into the elevator. Drag as many as you can without exceeding the weight capacity. You will have to use your quick addition, estimation, and number sense skills. The weight of each gorilla is listed on its hat, or, on its bag.
Home Run Derby Math - Online Game
Description: This is a perfect game for reinforcing number sense and estimating sums, differences, and products of four and five digit numbers. The closer your estimations, the farther your epic home runs travel!
Card Sharks - Online Game
Description: Card Sharks is a probability game fashioned from the old game show of the same name. It is fun and addictive!
Tae Kwon Donuts - Online Game
Description: For many years the Tae Kwon Donuts and the Subninjas have fought against each other. Now, the subninjas have resorted to kidnapping the Tae Kwon Donuts’ Munchquins! You must use your addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills for both positive and negative numbers to identify the weak link among rows of horrifying subninjas to save the future generation of Tae Kwon Donuts! You must attack the subninja with the math problem that yields a different answer than the rest! Use the keyboard arrows to move your Tae Kwon Donut and the space bar to attack. As you progress through rooms of the castle, you will earn your colored belts and new attack modes! You can also earn a password to return to any room in the castle.
Grade Levels: 5, 6
Decimals of the Caribbean - Online Game
Description: You play the role of a 17th century Caribbean Buccaneer who sails from port to port looking to steal from Spanish treasure ships. Read the decimal message that appears at the top of the screen. Then, shoot the boat that matches the decimal message (that has the numerical version of the message) with your decimal cannonball by clicking on it. You move from round to round by destroying all of the ships. After each round you successfully pass, you can obtain a special code that will take you to that round each time you play. Decimals of the Caribbean hits multiple Common Core standards as it can be played with or without decimals. Yes —- there is a version of DECIMALS of the Caribbean without decimals : )
Type: Math Game - Decimals Focus
Estimation Valley Golf - Online Game
Description: This is an amazing golf game in which the better you estimate, the more accurate your shot. Play our nine-hole course called Estimation Valley, or, go for the six-hole course or putt-putt.
Sushi Fractions - Online Game
Description: In Sushi Fractions, learners must use their fraction "drawing" skills to make sushi to their customers’ specifications. The object is to ensure all eight customers leave as happy customers! Easier said than done. Some customers are every demanding about the accuracy of their orders; others are more flexible. Users must use the line tool to create the fractions from the sushi. The system will compare drawings with the correct fraction divisions and will return an accuracy score.
Zoo Designer - Online Game!
Description: Welcome to ZooDesigner. You have been hired to design five enclosures for the animals at a local zoo. You have to use your knowledge of how to calculate area and perimeter to design the correct enclosures and to earn your ZooDesigner Points. Use the blueprint area to sketch out the dimensions (area, perimeter, or area and perimeter) of the enclosure. If you design the enclosures incorrectly, the animals will escape and the zoo visitors will run for their lives. You, of course, will be fired!
Sal's Sub Shop - Online Game
Description: Sal’s Sub Shop is a great way for kids to practice their metric and standard measurement skills with fractions. The object of the game is to fulfill customer orders by cutting the sub to their exact specifications. For example, a customer might order a sub that is 8 and 5/8 inches long or 15 and 1/5 centimeters long. If students can manage to fulfill eight customer orders, they win the game.
Death to Decimals and the Adventures of Fraction Man - Online Game
Description: This fun game requires students to role play as Fraction Man - a super hero who must save the world from horrible, parachuting decimal aliens by converting them to harmless fractions.
Death to Decimals - Online Game - Spanish Version
Description: This game requires the player to feed dolphins by matching the fraction on the fish with its equivalent fraction on the dolphin. This is a fun game but you may want to turn the volume down.
Horrendous Soup - Online Game
Description: Horrendous Soup is a fun game in which students have to make a recipe for the most disgusting soup they can imagine. Students progress through the game by adding ingredients to the soup. Some of the ingredients are measured in capacity, some are measured in mass, and some are measured in distance (for example, the recipe might call for a certain amount of millimeters of toothpaste or tree branch). Given this is a bit far-fetched, but still a perfect way to reinforce metric conversion skills. To successfully print out the recipe, students must demonstrate the ability to convert the amounts of ingredients to other metric units. For example, liters to milliliters and vice versa, grams to milligrams and vice versa, and millimeters to centimeters to meters. See demonstration video for more information.
Factorization Forest - Online Game
Description: Factorization Forest is a game in which students can practice their prime factorization skills. Students can choose to build a forest without a timer using their prime factorization skills, or, can play a game in which they try to populate a river valley with as many trees as possible in three minutes using their prime factorization skills.To play, choose the game type and select the type of tree you would like to grow. Then, turn your attention to the number that appears at the top of the screen. This will be the number you will “factorize”. Click the ” + ” button to begin building your factor tree. Continue clicking the ” + ” buttons that appear until your are left with only prime numbers. Then, count of the prime numbers to form your factorization. To type in your factorization, find the space toward the bottom of the screen in which you can enter a number and use the ” + ” to enter other numbers. Use the dotted lines positioned to the upper right of each number to specify exponents. When you are satisfied with your factorization, click the ” ? ” button. If you are correct, you will see your tree grow. If you are playing the create a forest version of the game, you can move your tree to any place on the picture. If you are playing the timed version, the tree will remain in a fixed position.
Clara Fraction's Ice Cream Shop - Online Game
Description: This fun game requires students to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers in order to fulfill as many customer orders as possible in five minutes. Perfect for enrichment, mental math practice, and friendly competitions. See instructional video for demonstration.
Anti-Homework Elementary - Online Game
Description: The object of Anti-Homework Elementary is to use your knowledge of angles and angle measures to make it through the week without having to take home any homework from homework-happy teachers. In the game, each day of the week is a different stage and each stage is a different classroom with homework-happy teachers positioned at various angles. Estimate the angle that the teacher with the flashing arrow is positioned at. Type the estimation in where it reads “angle and then press ‘enter.’ ” Use the 0, 90, and 180 degree markers as a guide for estimating the angle measure. If your estimate is good, you will get to throw an anti-homework grenade, which will obliterate the stack of homework the teacher is intending to give you. Don’t worry, the teacher is never harmed. There are five homework-carrying teachers in every round. Be careful though, as you progress through the week, your estimates have to get more precise. In each round, you only have a specific error allotment that ranges from 60 degrees on Monday, to only 25 degrees on Friday! For example, if you guess 100 degrees, and the actual measure location of the teacher is 120 degrees, you will lose 20 degrees from your error allotment. In addition, after each grenade launch, you can see how close your estimated angle was to actual angle.
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Birds v Robots - Maths Battle
Help the birds defend their eggs from the evil robots by answering the maths questions correctly.
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Tommy's Trek - Times Tables
A fun platform game for children to practise their times tables. This game will work on any device.
Use the arrow keys to move Tommy. The ctrl key makes him jump and the up arrow selects a number.
Having problems controllingTommy on an iPad? Go to your browser's settings and make sure 'Request Desktop Mode' has not been selected.
For more multiplication games click here.
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Maths Choppity Chop
Answer the maths questions and then chop the vegetables. Avoid the steel bar and the saw.
Angry Andy Must Have Candy
Answer the maths questions and then collect as much candy as you can for Angry Andy.
Stone Age Stu - Addition
Answer the maths questions and then see how many opponents you can defeat in a snowball fight.
Answer the maths questions and then drive your car as quickly (and safely) as you can. Be careful - drive too fast and you might flip it over.
Subtraction - Mini Maths Golf
Super Maths Bowling - Multiplication
Answer the multiplication questions quickly and accurately and you will find it much easier to aim your bowling ball at the pins.
Multiplication Tile Crash
Break into the tomb using your multiplication skills.
Marlon's Magical Maths Mission - Multiplication
Help Marlon defeat the evil beasts with your multiplication knowledge.
Maths Fairground Shoot
Use your maths skills to earn time in the game and see how many ducks you can shoot.
Parachute Number Line
Land on the correct position on the number line. A fun game to develop an understanding of place value.
Find the two numbers that multiply together to make a given product. Choose one or more times tables to play.
Archery Arithmetic - Multiplication
Choose which times tables to practise. Answer questions as quickly as possible and you will get more time to aim your arrow. Play on your own or against a partner. Who can score the most points in your class?
Telling the Time
Read the time on an analogue clock. Lots of choice over levels, including: reading time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, five minutes or minute. Options include using a 24 hour clock and seeing how many correct answers you can get in a given time.
This new version will work on any tablet or computer.
For more measuring and time resources click here.
KS2 Maths Invaders
** New tablet-friendly version added 14th February 2018. Please let me know if you have any problems - [email protected]
Shoot the spaceship with the correct answer and dodge the incoming fire. A fun game to practise a wide range of key mathematical skills.
There are over a hundred carefully differentiated levels linked to objectives from the new maths curriculum. The game can be used to teach: Multiplication, Addition, Reading Numbers, Subtraction, Fractions of Numbers, Roman Numerals, Rounding Numbers, Division, Converting Fractions to Decimals, Converting Fractions to Percentages, Telling the Time in Words, Recognising Multiples, Factors, Prime, Square and Cube Numbers, and Simplifying Fractions. A full list of levels is below. This game is also available as an iOS and Android app.
Placing Numbers on a Number Line - Tablet Version
23/11/17 - new version added. This version is tablet friendly and can be played directly on any device.
Drag the flag to the correct position on a number line. Lots of choice over level, including whole numbers, negative number and decimals. Can be used to teach place value, approximation skills, and reading varying scales.
Choose one type of number line or for more of a challenge you can select several. Work quickly to get more time, build your score and climb up the leaderboard.
For more resources involving partitioning and place value click here.
Sorting 2D shapes on a Venn diagram
Updated December 2017 - this is a new version that will work on a tablet or computer.
Sort a variety of 2D shapes on a Venn diagram. Sort by one or two conditions. Sort triangles - scalene, equilateral and isosceles. Sort quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and octagons, as well as parallelograms, rhombus, kites and trapeziums. Also sort according to a shapes properties such as acute, obtuse, reflex or right angles and symmetry or whether it is a regular shape.
For more resources involving sorting shapes and numbers click here.
For more shape and space resources click here.
Monty's Maths Wall - Tablet Version
Use the arrow keys to guide your brick and destroy the wall or if you are using a tablet, tap either side to direct your brick and both sides to make it fall faster.
A great game for practising a wide range of mathematical skills. Levels are based on objectives from the new maths curriculum from Year 1 to Year 6. Topics include: multiplication, addition, reading numbers, subtraction, fractions of numbers, Roman numerals, division, converting fractions to decimals and percentages and simplifying fractions.
You can choose to play a single level, a selection of levels, or choose all the objectives from a year group (within the same topic). There is a full list of levels below.
Maths Fishing - Multiplication
Practise your multiplication skills while catching Fish! This game is tablet friendly and will work on any device.
Having problems on an iPad? Go to your browser's settings and make sure 'Request Desktop Mode' has not been selected.
Crystal Crash - Fractions of Numbers
Find fractions of numbers and throw your pickaxe at the correct answer. This game can be played directly on any tablet or computer.
Compare Numbers on a Number Line
Compare the numbers on two different number lines and decide which is bigger. A great game to get children thinking about place value and reading varying scales.
Adding Time Word Problems
Read the time on either an analogue or digital clock and then answer a word problem involving adding a given time. Find the correct time on an anologue or digital clock. Lots of choice of level, including: adding 1 hour, multiples of 5, or 10 minutes or adding multiples of a quarter of an hour.
Sorting 3D Shapes on a Venn Diagram
Use a Venn diagram to sort a variety of 3D shapes according to their properties, including: whether they are pyramids or prisms, the number of faces, edges and vertices and whether they have a curved surface.
Coordinates - reasoning about position and shapes
Find the missing coordinates on a given shape, reflected in a mirror line, or the midpoints of straight lines. Choose to find coordinates in the first quadrant, or all four quadrants. Provides lots of opportunity to reason about shape and position.
Sorting 2D shapes on a Carroll diagram
Sort a variety of 2d shapes on a Carroll diagram. Sort by one or two conditions. Sort triangles - scalene, equilateral and isosceles. Sort quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, heptagons and octagons, as well as parallelograms, rhombus, kites and trapeziums. Also sort according to a shapes properties such as acute, obtuse, reflex or right angles and symmetry or whether it is a regular shape.
Telling the Time in Words
Tell the time in words. Use language such as 'o'clock', 'half past' and 'quarter to'.
An incredibly versatlie teaching tool. Can be used to explore number patterns, multiples, prime numbers and lots more.
Using a Calendar
Answer word problems using a calendar. This new version will work on any tablet or computer.
Find the Start Time
Find the start time for a given time interval.
Find the correct time on an analogue or digital clock. Lots of choice of level, including: subtracting 1 hour, multiples of 5, or 10 minutes or subtracting multiples of a quarter of an hour.
Angles Alien Attack
Defend the Earth from an alien invasion using your knowledge of angles. Choose to read them from the protractor or estimate them without a protractor.
Multiplication Tables Check
This activity exactly mirrors the 'Multiplication Tables Check' that will be given to children at the end of Year 4. They are tested on their multiplication tables up to 12 x 12. There are twenty-five questions and children have six seconds to answer each question and three seconds between questions. The questions are generated randomly using the same rules as the 'Multiplication Tables Check' (see below).
Results can be downloaded and printed at the end of the test.
A similar activity which tests recall of number bonds can be found here.
Dienes - Identify and Represent Numbers
Choose to either identify the number shown by dienes or represent a given number using dienes. Choose 'Game Mode' and you will be rewarded for correct answers in a penalty shoot out.
Y6 Arithmetic Practice
This activity provides practice of the types of questions that appear in the Y6 Arithmetic test.
All questions are based on those that have appeared in the Year 6 Arithmetic tests from 2016-2018. We have not included questions that require a written method of calculation. There are hundreds of potential questions. Ideal for assessing gaps and progress.
Results can be saved and printed at the end of the test.
Free Printable Math Worksheets and Games
Welcome to the edu-games math center. Here you can find a great collection of free printable math games for elementary and middle school. On many other websites with math worksheets you will find just prepared pdf files, where you don't have any control to adjust the worksheets to your liking.
Why is it different on this website?
All the worksheet on the edu-games website are dynamically generated with your adjustments. That means that you have control over the content of the worksheets. You can create the worksheets exactly to the level / grade of your students. It cost only a couple of seconds before the worksheet is created and ready to be downloaded. Because of how it works, no worksheet is the same, which means you really have unlimited number of worksheets that you can download. The worksheet contains the answer sheet for the teacher and the puzzle / game to solve for the students.
The number of worksheets keep growing. To help you find as fast as possible the worksheet you are looking for, I have categorized the worksheet per grade and also per topic. In the menu on the left you should be able to find your math worksheet quickly.
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Contact me (on the bottom of every page). Write briefly what you need and I will see if I can create this worksheet for you.
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Add Subtract Time
Adding 3 fractions
Adding 3 unlike fractions
Adding mixed numbers
Adding unlike fractions
Addition Sum Search
Balance the Scale
Compare Fractions Graphical
Connect Four (add)
Connect Four fraction
Decimals to fractions
Dividing Fractions whole number
Dividing Mixed Numbers
Draw Hands on the Clock
Find the tens
Fraction Addition Maze
Fraction Dividing Maze
Fraction Multiplication Maze
Fraction Subtraction Maze
Fractions to Percent
Fractions to decimal
How Many Squares
Math Problem Search
Measure angle protractor
Multi Digits Addition
Multiplication Times Table Mazes
Multiply Fractions whole number
Multiply Mixed Numbers
Open the safe
Percent to Fraction
Round to nearest 10 or 100
Single Digit Addition
Subtract like fractions
Subtract mixed numbers
Subtract unlike fractions
Telling Time Bingo
place value picture
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Jordan's Math Work—Free Games and Worksheets
Jordan’s math work—free games and worksheets.
Are you looking for free K-8 resources, worksheets, games, and activities to implement the Jordan’s Math Work system in your home or classroom?
Jordan’s Math Work Resources
Use the links below to access free grade-specific Jordan Math Work resources for students in grades K-8 and keep reading to learn more about the Jordan’s Math Work system for learning.
The Jordan’s Math Work System for Learning
Jordan’s Math Work is a unique approach to teaching K-8 math that focuses on the following key components:
Learning is Student Centered: Jordan’s Math work puts the student (rather than the teacher) at the center of the learning process. The system is built on the belief that every student has a unique learning style and personal learning, therefore, instruction should be tailored to meet each students’ individual strengths and needs.
Real-World Applications: The Jordan Math Work system is focused helping students to learn and understand how math concepts are related to the real world, which allows them to see mathematics knowledge to be useful and important outside of the classroom. By incorporating real-world math applications and problems into learning activities, Jordan’s Math Work teaches math in way that is relevant, practical, and useful.
Thinking and Problem Solving are More Important Than Getting Right Answers: In the Jordan Math Work system, critical thinking and problem solving skills are valued more than simply being able to get correct answers to math problems. From this perspective, students are taught to practice and apply logical and critical thinking (rather than memorization) to solving math problems and they are encouraged to use multiple different strategies for solving math problems. This approach encourages a growth mindset for learning and teaches students to be resilient and willing to learn from their mistakes (rather than be discouraged by them).
Personalized and Individualized Instruction: The fourth pillar of Jordan’s Math Work is acknowledging the fact that students are all different in that they all learn in different ways and at different styles and paces. By applying personalized and individualized instruction, the Jordan Math Work system gives students the opportunity to learn math in a way that utilizes their individual strengths while simultaneously allowing them to learn at a pace that best meets their needs.
Jordan’s Math Work games and activities make math fun for students in grades K-8.
Is the Jordan’s Math Work System Right for Your Students?
The Jordan Math Work system is a 21st century method for teaching math to children in grades K-8 both in the classroom and at home. As mentioned earlier, the system relies on giving students opportunities to apply their unique learning styles and learn at their preferred pace so that they can develop strong foundational math skills before advancing onto more challenging topics. While this approach seems simple enough, the importance of tailoring math instruction to best meet students’ individual needs is often replaced with a one-size-fits-all approach that sadly leaves many students behind.
The Jordan’s Math Work system takes a modern approach to math instruction that replaces lectures and repetitive practice worksheets with more engaging lesson resources that include hands-on activities, visual aides, and games. The main idea is to give students as many opportunities as possible to engage in deep mathematical thinking so that they truly understand math topics (rather than relying on memorization through repetition).
Whether you are a teacher or a parent looking to utilize the Jordan Math Work system with your kids, here are a few practical tips that you can apply in conjunction with the free resources shared above:
Explore First: In the Jordan Math Work system, students’ first exposure to any new topic should be in the form of manipulation through either hands-on or virtual activities. By allowing kids to “play with” math concepts, they are able to develop deep and meaningful understanding that teachers can then build upon. For example, before teaching students how to add numbers, they can give them objects such as jelly beans that they can use to combine sums and perform addition before they learn the actual procedure.
Continue with Images: Once students have had plenty of opportunities to explore a math topic in a hands-on way, they are ready to extend that conceptual understanding to pictorial representations. This means introducing drawings, diagrams, and/or pictures that represent a topic. To use the addition example again, students can begin looking at drawings of groups of jelly beans being combined, which forces them to find a sum mentally.
Finish with Abstract Understanding: While many teachers start at this step, the Jordan’s Math Work system delays the act of using symbols and numbers to perform math until after students have had both hands-on and visual opportunities to explore a math topic. At this stage, students already have a strong foundational understanding of a topic that they can then extend to working with numbers, symbols, formulas, and mathematical procedures. For the addition example, this is the stage where you would introduce the plus symbol and teach methods for adding numbers together.
Real-World Applications: Having your students develop a deep conceptual and procedural understanding of a topic doesn’t mean much if the skill they have learned does not have any perceived value in the real world. In this stage, teachers can create and share interesting real-world problems and scenarios that require the application of a newly learned math skill. The stage is important because it contextualizes mathematics and helps students to understand why math skills are so important. For example, after students have mastered the procedures associated with addition, they can take on projects involving real-world applications such as shopping, driving, or building.
The Feedback Loop: Throughout every stage of the Jordan Math Work system, open communication between students, teachers, and parents is extremely important. Teachers should constantly be evaluating student progress, determining areas in need of improvement, and assessing which strategies are best suited to each individual student’s needs. This constant attention to communication and feedback ensures that every student is set up to be successful in mathematics.
Inspire, Inspire, Inspire! While structured instruction and learning experiences serve as the foundation of the Jordan Math Work system, it is also important to give students opportunities to explore and seek out applications of mathematics that are particularly interesting to them. Students should never be taught that there is only one way to solve a problem and they should be encouraged to be creative and open-minded when solving problems. It is the role of the teacher and the parent to expose students to math problems that are open-ended and require students to think critically and creatively.
The Jordan Math Work system is a dynamic approach to teaching math to students in grades K-8. The system’s approach is focused on helping students to develop a well-rounded understanding of mathematics that is rooted in conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and real-world associations. By teaching a math topic first through hands-on experiences and pictorial representations and then gradually to procedural concepts and then real-world applications, students can develop deep understanding and think about a topic in creative and critical ways. With the combined efforts of parents at home and teachers in the classroom, Jordan’s Math Work system is highly effective for giving young students a well-rounded, engaging, and comprehensive learning experience that will benefit them at higher levels of education in the future.