# Math Games

I love math games! And I want to share with your their educational value and how to incorporate them into your lessons.

#### 24 Games

I love the 24 Games. Check out this video on these game. They have several categories ranging from easy for young elementary to challenging for high school students or adults. You have plenty to choose from, so evaluate each game to find the one that suits your needs best. One of the best things about these games is that each card has a dot on it indicating the difficulty of the card. There are easy, moderate and challenging problems. 24 Game 96-Card Deck: Factors/Multiples is for ages 8 and up. Each card shows two numbers, and the object is to find a common factor for those numbers. 24 Game 96-Card Deck: Fractions/Decimals is for ages 11 and up. This on is pretty challenging. The object is to use the numbers printed on the number wheel of each card only one time with the functions of add, subtract, multiply, or divide to equal the total number of 24. 24 Game 96-Card Deck: Single Digits is for ages 9 and up. 24 Game 96-Card Deck: Add/Subtract is the easiest of the series and designed for ages 6 and up. Five numbers are printed on each card, one is the answer plus two sets of numbers that you work through to get the answer. There is a subtraction or addition sign at the center of each wheel. 24 Game 96-Card Deck: Multiply/Divide is for ages 8 and up. Five numbers are printed on each card, one is the answer plus two sets of numbers that you work through to get the answer. 24 Game 96-Card Deck: Integers is the most challenging of the series and is designed for ages 12 and up.

#### How to Play 24

Ever wanted to add math games to your curriculum but didn’t want to spend the time finding them or learning how to play them? Today, I’ll show you how to play 24 primer, 24 Integer, 24 Fractions/Decimals, 24 Add/Subtract and 24 Multiply/Divide.

#### Equate It’s Like Scrabble for Math Equations

Another game we love is Equate. It’s like Scrabble for math! This game can be as simple or as challenging as you want depending on which tiles you use and which math operations you perform. When I’m playing with my children, I allow the youngest to choose tiles that work with her math level so she can still play with the family. She looks at each tile before taking it so she can avoid fractions. My 13-year-old son plays like an adult! I can’t win anymore. Now I have to concentrate because he’s a formidable player. I do let him exchange single tiles if he’s got a fabulous equation and just needs a single tile.

#### Other Math Games

Other games that find their way into our Math and Geometry main lesson blocks are Math Lotto, Mosaic Mysteries, Tribulation and Set. While these games are general and don’t necessarily support a specific unit, they are wonderful additions that help with mastery of math facts or additions for opening activities.

### Set: A Pattern Matching Set Game

I love to add math games to our curriculum and today I want to show you how to play one of my favorite card games. SET was introduced to me years ago by a good friend and we have been hooked ever since. The concept is simple: find a set. A set is three cards in which no two cards are the same. So, all three cards have to have elements that are ALL the same or ALL different. The deck comes with 80 cards that are different configurations of shapes, colors, numbers and fills.

### A collection of All Our Math Games!

I love math games! And I want to share with your their educational value and how to incorporate them into your lessons.