Math Games for Number and Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Games to Support Independent Practice in Math Workshops and More, Grades K-5
These thirty-three classroom-tested games can be played successfully by learners on their own, during math workshops, or at math stations. You'll find all-time favorites like Circles and Stars, Leftovers, Cross Out Singles, and Tens Go Fish. You'll also discover games that you've likely not encountered before—as well as twists on some of your personal favorites!
The step-by-step lessons in Math Games for Number and Operations and Algebraic Thinking offer a wealth of teacher support, including:
- strategies for differentiating instruction;
- key questions and learning targets to promote student thinking;
- tips for using interactive whiteboards; and
- reproducibles—from game boards, directions, and recording sheets to assessments (also available in downloadable, printable format at www.mathsolutions.com/mathgamesreproducibles).
Common Core State Standards
Tables in this resource detail how the games support teaching with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Use the tables alongside your own curriculum, standards, or pacing guides to help you determine which games meet the concepts and skills you need to address with your students.
Three Ways to Access the Games
To help you find the game you want as quickly as possible, this resource features three content lists:
- Alphabetical list: Games ordered alphabetically by the title with grade-level indications
- Connections lists: Teaching with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
- Materials list: List of games by materials used (dice, hundreds charts, playing cards, and so forth)
Jamee Petersen, a teacher of multiage children in suburban Minneapolis, has more than twenty years of classroom experience. She is an educational consultant in Minnesota at the local, state, and national levels and has served as a Math Solutions consultant.