It’s important to keep math skills fresh whether in school or out, and games are just the way to do it. Especially when you’re stuck inside on a dreary winter day and looking for something fun to do. Here are some FREE resources I’ve found on the internet this month to get you started.
Pete the Cat Printable Game: With a few simple supplies, you can make this free math facts game, inspired by Pete the Cat. Get the printables at Crystal & Co. Blog.
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Math Slither: Here’s another fun facts game that you can customize for any grade level. Your child can jump right into this online game because there’s no learning curve! Play Math Slither here.
Candy Stacker: Everyone loves candy, especially children! In Candy Stacker, with each math question answered correctly, you can stack the candy as high as you like. Get an answer wrong and the candy will come tumbling down.
Multiplication with Playing Cards: Use this free printable and regular deck of cards to practice times tables in a new way. Suitable for grades 3 through 6.
Screen Shot from 123 Homeschool 4me
Color-by-Number Robots: Here’s another way to memorize the tables – with cute robots! Practice simple multiplication facts, up to the 12 series of facts. After calculating the correct product, use the key to determine the correct color to use in the robot picture.
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Snowbowl: In this game, children won’t even realize they’re doing math. In Snowbowl, you will use your math skills to help the snowball survive its trip down the mountain. For each question answered correctly, you pass through a snow mound, but if answered incorrectly you smash into an obstacle. Includes skills like patterns, counting and equations at the grade level you choose.
Division 1 Racing: Now you can put all those Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars to good use. Each player chooses a car and a lane. Whoever answers the most division facts correctly gets their car across the finish line first. Get the free printable and instructions at Deceptively Educational blog.
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Coin Clip Cards: If your child is learning to count money and is getting tired of worksheets, try this simple little card game. Print the free, full-color cards and then have your child select his answer by clipping on a clothespin.
Screen Shot from 123 Homeschool 4Me
Fractions Bingo: The first to get five fractions in a row- up or down, across, or diagonally– wins! All you need to play are dice, pencils and this free game board from School Time Snippets.
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Apple Fractions: There are 4 pages in this bright and colorful game – two with apple trees and a visual presentation of fractions and two pages with apples with numeric fractions. Designed for grades 1 and 2, the object is to match the apple tokens to the correct trees. Get the printable from Itsy Bitsy Fun (laminating it is highly recommended).
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Do you have some favorite FREE math games to share?