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Teach Math with Games

Thinking Blocks

Colleen King
January 12, 2018
Thinking Blocks is the visual, interactive way to solve math word problems. Students build models with colorful blocks and identify known and unknown quantities. The models are a powerful way to organize information and simplify the problem solving process.

Thinking Deeply with Fractions

Colleen King
January 2, 2018
Give your fraction lessons a makeover with our open-ended problem solving tasks. In this post, you’ll learn how traditional fraction questions can be revised in small ways to get big results. Motivate your students to explore beyond the surface and think creatively about fractions.

Strategic Multiplication

Colleen King
December 30, 2017
Spice up your multiplication lessons with a few rounds of Factor Pair Up. This lively strategy game will inspire your students to memorize their multiplication facts in record time. In this post, you’ll learn the rules of the game and how to vary the skill level for your class.

Did you know that Math Playground began nearly 20 years ago in an after school math club? My students loved learning with math games and wanted to keep playing at home. That's how Math Playground came to be. Now children everywhere can explore multiplication, fractions, geometry and more with our fun and unique math games.

Colleen King Creator of Math Playground
Game of the month
Make a Number: You have 4 numbers and 4 operations. Can you make the target number?
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