# 6th Grade File Folder Math Games

## 6th Grade File Folder Math Games

### “These games have completely transformed my classroom. The kids love them. They are easily prepared and they allow students to practice concepts in a fun, engaging way.”

#### Here is a few Free Samples to try out (click the PREVIEW Button):

10 On MY Cards Go Fish Adding Integer Game

Fraction Operation Race: Adding Subtracting Multiplying Dividing Game

GCF Chess Greatest Common Factor Game

### Here’s What a Few Teachers Had To Say:

“This is a fantastic set! My 7th grade students love these games, and I love hearing the appropriate mathematical conversations that are the result of their “play”. “

“These are just what I was looking for–standards-aligned and ready to go! My students are going to love these! Thanks so much!” – Melissa E.

“I love these to reinforce my lessons!” – Stacie R.

“My students have really enjoyed these games. Thanks!” – Jennifer C.

“Excellent resource! I am excited to use these with my 6th graders!” – Danielle O’Haren

“So many activities to choose from, I love it. The students enjoyed the inequality crack. I had them roll the dice, spin the spinner and pick two cards then write and solve the inequality. We didn’t use the board game and they still had fun using white boards.” – Rose H.

“I am so looking forward to using these during our flexible grouping time with my 7th and 8th grade learning support students.  Many of these concepts are related to portions of my students IEP goals and this will give me an additional “fun” resource to work on those concepts.” – Nicole C.

“My students will really enjoy this!” – LaTonda T.

“Very excited to use these.” – Annemarie T.

## Math Teachers, Look No Further!

If you want your students to be totally engrossed with your mathematical lessons, you need to be creative with your lesson plans. Using inventive ideas (games) makes it possible for you to excite the interests of your students in the mathematical lesson of the day.

Kids are basically mathematically curious.

For that reason, making mathematical ideas part of a game is not only lots of fun for your students, but the math concept taught will also stick in their minds long after the end of the day bell rings.

It’s time to get rid of those boring worksheets. Instead, 6th Grade File Folder Math Games based on inventive ideas offers mathematical games that are fun for everyone and teach challenging thought provoking concepts.

### The Teacher Benefits of 6th Grade File Folder Math Games

• 42 printable 6th grade math games created with easy setup for your math class are included within this book. All you need in addition to the book are playing cards, dice and some geometric manipulatives to be kept handy.
• You can not only make the printable math games into board games, but you can laminate them to be used many times in your 6th grade classroom.
• Why call the game a “Math File Folder Game”? Because they are always ready to be quickly available to play. Most of these math game are designed to be put into a folder and kept in your classroom file cabinet. In this way, they are always ready to be quickly available BUT you can use other things besides “file folders” such as envelopes or bins…. Very little else is needed for each game.
• The games are built to not only teach solid educational benefits but to be exciting as well.
• The games are specifically aligned to the US Common Core Standards as well as Common Core Mathematical Practices.
• Upper elementary and middle school teachers will find math games for their classrooms in this book that will provide hours of fun packed learning time needed to cover those essential math topics.

The focus of the games is based on teaching students problem solving, basic skills and most important of all critical thinking.

## Classroom Benefits of the Fabulous Math File Folder Games

The 42 games included in this book are so much fun your students won’t realize they are learning mathematical skills and concepts. Your students will benefit from these games in the following ways:

• Children are easily motivated to participate as well as enjoy playing these games. Engaging ways to apply their newly learned mathematical skills are provided by these games.
• Both number sense and strategies of problem solving opportunities are provided by these games.
• Self-confidence can be built and math anxiety can be reduced by games since there is a reduction in the fear of failure.
• A popular classroom strategy now-a-days is cooperative groups. Games can provide the perfect vehicle for students to increase their abilities to play and work together and interact as a team in cooperative groups.
• Cooperative groups are made up of students with different levels of ability. One child may be learning a new concept while another is deepening their understanding of the concept, and others may have mastered the concept and be able to teach the others. Games provide opportunities for the students in cooperative groups to interact at the various levels of their abilities. As you observe your students playing the game or making choices, you will be able to determine what the areas and the specific concepts are that are giving students difficulty.
• Games encourage students to work independently. Students are able to focus on the goal of winning by using their individual motivation and the game rules.
• Students will understand mathematical principles better when math games give them the chance to interact with manipulatives and play hands-on.

Many an administrator has pointed out that the best teachers in their schools are the ones that keep their students engaged in learning and excited about the classroom activities. The use of math file folder games is an outstanding way for teachers to accomplish this in their classrooms.

#### Here is a few Free Samples to try out:

10 On MY Cards Go Fish Adding Integer Game

Fraction Operation Race: Adding Subtracting Multiplying Dividing Game

GCF Chess Greatest Common Factor Game

# 42 Printable 6th Grade File Folder Math Games

## Common Core Mathematical Standard

Note: Most of these math games can be modified and used with different grade levels.

Equation Hop………………………………………………….……[6.EE.A.2c]

Puzzling Order.……………………………………………….……[6.EE.A.2c]

Expression Shuffle………………………………………….…… [6.EE.A.3,6.EE.A.4]

Equation Rumble…………………………………………….…… [6.EE.B.5]

Inequality Crack…..………………………………………….……[6.EE.A.5]

Number Factory….………………………………………….…… [7.EE.B.3]

Fix my Broken Heart……………………………………….…… [5.G.B.4]

Rectangular Sprint………………………………………….…… [6.G.A.1]

Square Wars…..……………………………………………….……[6.G.A.1]

Time Attack…………………………………………………….……[4.MD.A.2]

Clash of Fraction….………………………………………….……[6.NS.A.1]

Fraction Operation Race…..…………………………….…… [6.NS.A.1]

Fraction Trails [EASY]……..……………………………….…… [6.NS.A.1]

Fraction Trails [HARD]…………………………………….…… [6.NS.A.1]

Compare to Win!…………………………………………….…… [6.NS.B.3]

Roll, Flip and Name it…….……………………………….…… [5.NBT.A.3]

Perusing Decimals.………………………………………….…… [5.NBT.A.3]

Decimal Scrabble…………………………………………….……[6.NS.B.3]

Flashy Multiplication……………………………………….…… [6.NS.B.3]

Prime Balls…….……………………………………………….……[6.NS.B.4]

GCF Chess…..….……………………………………………….……[6.NS.B.4]

LCM King….…….……………………………………………….……[6.NS.B.4]

The Taxman Cometh a Factors Game…..………….……[6.NS.B.4]

10 on my Cards……………………………………………….……[6.NS.C.5]

Counter Venture…….……………………………………….…… [6.NS.C.5]

Integers Mokshapat….…………………………………….…… [6.NS.C.5]

Spinning for Zero…..……………………………………….…… [6.NS.C.6a]

Stand to the Point….……………………………………….…… [6.NS.C.6b]

Tack me to the Plane….……………………………………….……[6.NS.C.6b]

Transform-Board….……………………………………….……[6.NS.C.6b]

Rational Exhibit….……………………………………….…… [6.NS.C.7b]

Ratio Mania…..……………………………………………….……[6.RP.A.1]

Lucky Ratio…………………………………………………….……[6.RP.A.3]

\$ per Centum………………………………………………….……[6.RP.A.3c]

Sale Attack…….……………………………………………….……[6.RP.A.3c]

Sale and Sell…..……………………………………………….……[6.RP.A.3c]

Conversion Cross-number……………………………….……[6.RP.A.3d]

Greedy for Probability…………………………………….……[7.SP.C.5]

Odd Man or Even Man Out…………………………….……[7.SP.C.5]

Roman Spin…………………………………………………….……[4.NBT.A.2]

## Using Math Games in Madeline Hunter’s 8-Step Lesson Plan Format

When it comes to lesson plans that work, Madeline Hunter’s 8-step format for lesson plans has been known to withstand the test of time. Many school districts and individual teachers consider this the format for a successful lesson. The question now is, “How do Math Games fit into Hunter’s lesson format?”

Step 1: It is essential that you, the teacher, know the objective of your lesson. Only then can you select the file folder game to match the objective of your lesson. The purpose of using the file folder games is not to fill time. If they are to have any value to the lesson, they must be an integral part of the lesson plan.

Step 2: Customize the game level. Since you know the level of your students, you can revise the game’s rules sufficiently to be sure your students are challenged. Adaptation suggestions for all of the 42 games are included in the book.

Step 3: You are now ready to begin the lesson plan. Hunter’s lesson plan format begins with the “Anticipatory Set”. The purpose of the anticipatory set is to grab the attention of the students. This is where your creativity comes into the plan. You can have a problem on the front board for students to attempt to solve, or you can simply present the game.

Step 4: Once you have the students’ attention, it is time to let them know exactly what your objective is for the lesson. After introducing the vocabulary, concepts and skills to be taught by playing the game, the students should be ready to play.

Step 5: If necessary, you can demonstrate or model how the game is played. This can be the “input” segment of the lesson.

Step 6: To play the game, arrange students in cooperative groups. Allow the students to play independently while learning. The teacher can at that time circulate around the room in order to offer help to students in the “guided practice” segment of the lesson.

Step 7: The closure of the lesson can be to have students report to you what they learned by playing the game.

Step 8: One of the simpler games can be sent home for homework and independent practice with an application of principles.