During the month of March, we download an empty bracket off of the internet based on the number of students in each class. We then set up different tournaments with students drawn at random, using random review problems from topics throughout the year. This is good timing as our state testing is near! They get very competitive and really enjoy it!

We also have student fill out the actual March Madness brackets and have them work on basic math skills to calculate their points and probability.

**And just for fun here are a few online math basketball games you can play with your students:**

[swf src=”http://www.fuelthebrain.com/assets/media/swfs/basketball.swf” width=”600″ height=”700″]

Play full screen on FuelTheBrain.com

[swf src=”http://www.math-play.com/math-basketball-one-step-equations/quiz.swf” width=”600″ height=”600″]

Play full screen on Math-Play.com

[swf src=”http://spikedmath.com/math-games/games/Urban-basketball-shots.swf” width=”600″ height=”600″]

Play full screen on SpikedMath.com

[swf src=”http://www.math-play.com/Subtracting%20Decimals%20(Basketball).swf” width=”600″ height=”600″]

Play full screen on Math-Play.com

[swf src=”http://www.math-play.easymathlessons.com/Mixed-Operations-Basketball-Game/story.swf” width=”600″ height=”600″]

Play full screen on Math-Play.com