By Michael Hartley
Hi! If you are looking for free printable math games for kids, you've come to the right place! My goal for this site is stock it full of cool math games. Math games for kids to enjoy as they learn.
I've loved math since I was a kid. And one of the best things the grown-ups around me did was let me play with it. My mum used to give me math toys and math games that were right for my age, but also instilled a sense of number, geometry, shape and symmetry. It's one of the best things she could have done to help me understand and love maths.
Children love to play, and they learn through playing. That's why I'm building this site. I'll be uploading more and more games, puzzles and toys to make, that help kids love math. You'll be able to make most of them with just your printer and maybe a few extra items. I'll give tips on how to use them in a classroom setting or at home. Most important, I'll explain why these games help kids love math, why they'll be learning more in hour of play than they possibly could in a whole day of drills.
Your kids - whether you're a parent or teacher - will learn, without even realising they are learning.
Top Rated GamesCheck out these all-time favourites....
These Common Denominator Worksheets
provide plenty of opportunity to practice putting fractions over a common denominator. Each worksheet prints out onto one page, and there are 50 worksheets total. Rated 4.4 stars
(out of 26 ratings)
A Magic Hexagon Worksheet
is just like a magic square worksheet - students need the same set of skills to solve each one - the difference is that most students will never have seen a magic hexagon before. This website has a Magic Hexagon Worksheet Generator
that lets you generate randomized magic hexagon worksheets with the answer key
. The worksheet will be different each time you come back to this site, so you know there's no way for students to drop by themselves and cheat by downloading their own answer key. Rated 4.4 stars
(out of 29 ratings)
Or check out Sugar Sugar, Nets for Paper Polyhedra, Rice And Chessboard Story, Kindy Bingo, Addition Math Board Game, Times Table Memory Game, Times Table Board Game, "Salisbury" Sight Numbers...
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Why not Find Your Name In Pi
? When we write pi=3.14159.., we use our normal ten different digits, which we call 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. I converted pi to base 27, and called the digits <space>, A, B, C, ..., Z. That way, the digits of pi become a long list of letters. I've got 31 million base 27 digits, I've put them on my webserver, and I've made a search box for you to use! How soon does your name appear? Viewed 1916 times...
In the Magical Calculator Birthday Trick
and the "Threes" Math Trick
, one child gives a sequence of arithmetic instructions to another, then performs a few simple mental steps on the result. Almost like magic, the other's birthday (or another secret number) appears as the result of the sum! Good for fourth grade kids and up. Viewed 904 times...
Or check out Online Traffic Jam Game, Common Denominator Worksheets, Rice And Chessboard Story, Eight Queens Puzzle, Nets for Paper Polyhedra, Fizz Buzz, Magical Addition Trick, Upside Down Calculator Words...
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Dr Mike's Times Tables Game
is professionally printed version of the times tables board game
elsewhere on this site. Instead of spending heaps of time cutting and pasting, you can just order this game online, and in no time have your kids moving their playing pieces around the double-printed board, quizzing each other on times tables with the colorful question cards. You actually get 3 games in 1
, because the instruction manual explains two other games you can play with the same boxed set!
Dice of Destiny
is two games in one! There's a simple game (Dice War) for kindy or pre-K kids to learn counting, and the much more complicated battle game that it morphed into when I was play-testing Dice War with my (pre-teen, not pre-K) son. All you need is some dice and (for the complex game for older kids) a pack of ordinary playing cards. Read the rules of Dice of Destiny
here, and have a quick game now!
Or check out Hex Flood, Find The Cat, Multiplayer Battleships, Truth And Lies Logic Puzzles, Basic Logic Puzzle Generator, Printable Latin Squares Puzzle, The 249-Sided Polygon Puzzle, Knight's Tour Puzzle...
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