# Math Games for Kids

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These math games for kids will prove to students (and you) that math is fun!  Besides, who really wants to grade a worksheet anyway?

 Children  of all ages are fascinated with numbers. Elementary math games for kids are quick and easy to use, plus they capture the inquisitive minds of students.They always want to know how these really cool math games and tricks work!

## Classroom Math Games for Kids

These are great classroom math games. You can use them whole group, small group, or students can play them with a partner.

These games make learning fun!

Place Value War
Materials: Playing Cards (Ace = 1 through 9), Game Mat
This is a great math card game. Players divide the deck of cards evenly amongst themselves. Each player takes two cards and places them, face down, on the game mat (one card in each column).
Each player turns over the two cards to make a 2 digit number. Both players call out their numbers while verbalizing it (i.e. Three tens and four ones equals 34). The player with the largest number takes all four cards.
If there is a draw (both players have the same number), war is declared. Each player takes two more cards, place them on the Game Mat, and adds that second number to the first number (the one they tied with). The player with the largest sum takes all 8 cards.
The game ends when one player has all of the cards.

Materials: Playing Cards (Ace = 1 through 9), paper/pencil, 100s Board (optional)
Player 1 turns over a card and records the number on paper. Player 2 turns over a card and records the number on his or her paper. Play continues while adding the numbers (i.e. Player 1: Turns over a 5 on the first turn and a 2 on the second turn, thus writing 5 + 2 = 7). The fist player to reach 100 exactly is the winner. If a card is turned over that takes a player above 100, he or she must wait for the next turn to try and reach 100. Cards are shuffled and reused until the end of the game.
Differentiate by allowing younger players to use counters on a 100's board to find the sums. To increase the level of difficulty, players can climb the ladder to 1000.

Crack the Numbers Grid
Materials: Number Grid
Arrange the numbers 1 - 8 in the grid. Rules: No consecutive numbers can be next to each other (vertically, horizontally or diagonally).
This game is best solved by students 8 and up. It is one of the more difficult math games for kids.

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