Games to reinforce math concepts

There are plenty of board games and card games that include mathematical concepts and/or can be used as math lessons. Some can even be played over the phone!

Here are examples of games and math concepts they reinforce:


Battleship: Coordinates, can easily be played over the phone


Monopoly- Multidigit addition and subtraction, percentages for tax, doubles


Farming Game-Multidigit addition and subtraction


Sorry-sums on dice, backwards, forwards


Parcheesi-sums on dice, doubles


Uno-matching colors and numbers


Settlers of Catan-probability (The dots on the letters show increased likelihood of rolling sum.)

https://divisbyzero.com/2010/01/06/playing-the-probabilities-in-settlers-of-catan/


Yahtzee-multiplication facts, addition


Scrabble-addition, doubling, tripling, spelling. Fast Scrabble can be played over the phone.


Blockus-spatial reasoning, area


Traffic Jam-spatial reasoning


Chess-logic, spatial reasoning


Ticket to Ride-visualization, geography


Hi Ho Cherry-O-counting


Math Card Games- https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games/


Finally, the elementary math curriculum,

Investigations in Number, Data, and Space®, published by Pearson Scott Foresman,

provides many games that are used as homework. This curriculum may be checked out from the MAPS Math library. I have successfully taught from earlier editions of the curriculum that can be purchased rather inexpensively online.


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