This blog post is all about providing self-checking interactive math games for your math block! It’s not always easy finding the right apps or games to support your math instruction. I wanted to provide a solution to this problem by creating interactive math games that you can run on any interactive whiteboard, computer, or handheld device!
Interactive Math Games
Use these games as a whole group math warm-up, independent student math station, or fun end of day wrap-up! These games are versatile and meant to help you teach and reinforce important math skills in a highly engaging format!
How It Works
You don’t need any special software to use these games in your classroom. These games run on Microsoft PowerPoint! You can play them on any device that has PowerPoint. To test the games, I quickly added PowerPoint to my daughter’s tablet and then just downloaded the game and began to play! These games are classroom tested and teacher approved!
About the Games
We know that young math learners need repetition to build automatically and fluency with their math thinking. The 5 games in each skill set are different from each other and keep interest high. For the place value unit pictured in this post, there are 5 different place value games. Each game focuses on a different range of numbers.
The games were created by a teacher for a teacher. They have the needs of the students in mind while also keeping dear teacher sane. The games are self-checking. Students click answers and instantly hear sound effects and see visuals that tell them if this is correct or incorrect. There is a replay feature which allows the game to reset automatically. Students can play as many times as needed until they master the skill! No need to exit or restart. It’s very user friendly. Another feature that I really wanted to have is a fail-safe for teacher. Students can not “mess it up” on accident by getting….ahem…click happy. Oh come on, there’s always at least 1 click happy little one in the bunch.
Students click the mailbox that matches the tens and ones. If correct, the letter will fly into the mailbox!
If students click the correct light they get a green check, but if they click the incorrect light, the light goes OUT with a high voltage sound! Students try to keep the lights on throughout the game!
In the game below, students are clicking two ducks that equal the sum of ten together.
Students click the two popcorn kernels that make ten!