The Epic Showdown of Decimal Dukes: Engaging Math Activities Using Common Classroom Materials

Hello fellow educators! If you’re looking for a fun, interactive way to bolster your students’ understanding of decimal place value, then you’ve hit the jackpot! Today, I will share a fantastic math game— “Decimal Dukes.” […]

Teaching with Place Value PLUS 1 Cards: An Exciting Game-Based Approach

As educators, we are always on the hunt for new strategies to make math fun and engaging. In this post, we’re focusing on the delightful game ‘Place Value PLUS 1 Cards’, a phenomenal tool to […]

“When Can We Get Ice Cream?”: An Engaging Math Activity for Grades 4-6

Welcome back to our math teacher’s blog! Today, we have a unique, engaging math activity that will sweeten up your mathematics teaching – “When Can We Get Ice Cream?” We aim to inspire a love […]

Measurements Unleashed: Exploring “Greatest Measurement” Activity

The activity revolves around the concept of comparing different metric measurements, with the primary task being to identify the greatest measurement presented in each problem.

1st Grade Math Game: Describe Me! – Fun Subtraction Practice for Kids

Today, we have an exciting math game to share with you that is perfect for 1st graders. It’s called Describe Me! and it helps students practice and improve their subtraction skills in a fun and […]

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, […]

Reviewing Math Skills with “Math Race”

Download this game here and file it away for later FREE Before a major test, it’s important for students to review the concepts they’ve been working on for weeks. The work they’ve put into classwork, […]

Different Ways to Pay 25 cents {Mental Math Activity}

Bring in a huge jar of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Have the students work at one large table or break them up in groups with four participants in each group. Each student in a group will be in charge of one of the types of coins.

The goal is to have the students come up with different groupings of these coins to add up to 25¢.

10 more, 10 less, 100 more, 100 less

As adults we forget that just quickly finding the answer for 10 more or 10 less than a specific number can be a feat of mental gymnastics for children. For your first or second grade class this is a great way to get their mental juices going.

Input and Output {Classroom Math Game}

Start with a number you pick and write on the board. Then come up with a rule in your head and write the result on the board.

Now leave it to students to figure out what operation you performed to come up with your result.

You can adjust this mental math activity based on the level of your students.