Here are over 30 easy math games to help children have fun during math time. Help children learn about fractions, decimals, time, money, adding and subtracting with these fun math games.
Kids love them. Even if it is an educational game, my kiddos will come running if I say game time.
But here is the magic behind them. While our little ones laugh, giggle, and compete their way to the end, they are practicing valuable math skills.
They could be sitting at a desk silently working their way through a math worksheet, or they could practice the same concept over and over in a game.
Math games are a valuable part of any math time, and here are 30 easy games for your little learners to enjoy.
Board Game to work on numbers 1-5 from the Measured Mom
I didn’t get place value as a child. I never was taught it. After a few college elementary classes about teaching children math, math concepts like place value began to make sense. With this newfound understanding came an ability to do math like never before. And here are a few ways to practice place value!!
Sometimes a little more work is required for children to master place value, and this set is a great way to help children visualize numbers 20 – 50.
If you leave this skill alone for too long, many children forget how to tell time on analog clocks. Adding a clock game into your math center rotation is important. It allows children to practice telling time while having fun.
Telling Time: How to Tell Time on Digital and Analog ClocksLearning Resources Write & Wipe Demonstration ClockLearning Resources Big Time Learning Clock, 12 HourZingo Time-Telling Board GameEureka Telling Time Bulletin Board Sets To Practice Basic Time ConceptsCarson-Dellosa 140314 4-in-1 Board Game, What Time is it, Grade 2, 113/pcs
Another low-prep game by the Measured Mom
We all know this is an important concept as our world revolves around it. So help children develop their counting money skills and coin recognition while playing a game!!!
Collecting Coins Game by The Measured Mom
These fun addition games are a wonderful way to explore this beginning concept and help children memorize their facts.
Most children find subtraction harder than addition, and extra hands-on practice is needed. These games are a great way to add a little extra practice!
And if you find your children need a little more support, these four activities help you build students’ background knowledge of subtraction so they can be successful!
Those multiplication facts can be quite tricky for some kiddos, and lots of exposure is needed. Check out a few ways to work on these facts, as well as learn to multiply numbers that are not whole numbers.
40 games to improve math fluency by the Measured Mom
Children need numerous exposures to fractions to build fraction sense. These fraction games help children learn about numerators and denominators, visual models, parts of a set, adding and subtracting and even multiplying.
And if you are looking to add some equivalent fraction activities to your math time, these activities will have your children exploring and learning in numerous hands-on way.
Just like fractions, it is important for children to understand what a decimal is. These games are a great way for children to build this knowledge.
Games are a wonderful way to practice math skills. And I hope you enjoy these fun and easy math games.