These thirty-three classroom-tested games can be played successfully by learners on their own, during math workshop, or at math stations. You’ll find all-time favorites like Circles and Stars, Leftovers, Cross Out Singles, and Tens Go Fish. You’ll also discover games that you’ve likely not encountered before—as well as twists on some of your personal favorites!

Teaching Support

The step-by-step lessons in Math Games for Number and Operations and Algebraic Thinking offer a wealth of teacher support, including:

  • strategies for differentiating instruction;
  • key questions and learning targets to promote student thinking;
  • tips for using interactive whiteboards; and
  • reproducibles—from game boards, directions, and recording sheets to assessments.

Address Math Standards

Tables in this resource detail how the games support teaching that meets state and national standards. Use the tables alongside your own curriculum, standards, or pacing guides to help you determine which games meet the concepts and skills you need to address with your students.

Three Ways to Access the Games

To help you find the game you want as quickly as possible, this resource features three content lists:

  • Alphabetical list: Games ordered alphabetically by title with grade-level indications
  • Connections lists: Teaching that meets mathematical standards
  • Materials list: List of games by materials used (dice, hundreds charts, playing cards, and so forth)