These math games for kids will prove to students (and you) that math is fun! Besides, who really wants to grade a worksheet anyway?
They always want to know how these really cool math games and tricks work!
|The Answer is Always 2
Think of any number. Multiply it by 3. Add 6. Divide by 3. Subtract it from the first number.
|The Answer is Always 5
Think of any three digit number. Add 7. Multiply by 2. Subtract 4. Divide by 2. Subtract if from the first number.
|I Can Read Your Mind
Pick a number between 1 and 9. Multiply it by 3. Add 5. Double your answer. Subtract 4. Divide by 6. Add 3. Subtract your original number. Think of a country that begins with that letter of the alphabet (A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, etc.). Think of an animal that starts with the second letter of that country name. Think of the most common color for that animal. Most common answer? A Gray Elephant from Denmark!
|I Know How Old You Are!
Tell the student to multiply the first number of his or her age by 5. Add 3. Double it. Now add the second number of his or her age to the figure and have him or her tell you the answer. Subtract 6 and that is the student's age.
Add 18 to the month of your birthday. Multiply by 25. Subtract 333. Multiply by 8. Subtract 554. Divide by 2. Add your birth date. Multiply by 5. Add 692. Multiply by 20. Add only the last 2 digits of your birth year. Subtract 32940 to get your birthday! (Answer is month/day/year)
Take a person's age and multiply it by 2. Add 5. Multiply by 50. Subtract 365. Add the amount of loose pocket chug up to $1.00 (but not exactly or over!). Add 115. What happens? The first two digits are the person's age and the last two are the amount of pocket change!
Think of a number. Double it. Add 6. Divide your answer by two. Subtract the number you first thought of. What's the answer? It's always 3.
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!
More ideas about teaching mathematics here.