Little Room Under the Stairs: Educational Math Activities and More: Math Flips Game

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Math Flips Game

Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game

When you mention playing a game to your students, what happens? Mine get real excited, and I hear
Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game
Sometimes you just want a quick game and not something that will take an entire period. Math Flips are just the thing. The kids get to play a game, flip a chip in the air {Yes, that is a big deal in my class!}, and do a few math problems.

How to play:
1) Pair students up and give them one game sheet per pair. Each student will need a recording sheet.
2) They decide who goes first.
3) The first person flips a chip or coin onto the paper. They claim the box {write their initials} where most of the chip landed. 
4) The student that flipped then writes down the problem and the box number. 
5) They solve the problem and have their partner check it for accuracy. Since I use this as review, I make them correct if it wasn't solved correctly. 
6) They record their points - the box number of the problem they solved.
7) Repeat for the next person.
8) Play until both partners have solved 5 problems. 
9) You can reward the winner. I use tickets in my class - 5 for the winner and 4 for the other person.
Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game
Some of my kiddos are a "ham" for the camera.

Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game
Working hard on a little math.

Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game
Some needed a little adult help.

Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game
Math Flips game board.

FREE: I have a free sample of Math Flips in my store. You can pick up Math Flips: Flip for Expressions for free.

PAID: Interested in other Math Flips? Check them out here.

DIY: Feeling adventurous? Create a large grid on poster board with a problem in each square. Have students toss bean bags. I suggest laminating before adding problems so the board is reusable.
Math Flips Game; Expressions; DIY Classroom; Free Math Game

5 comments:

  1. What a fun game! I'm a firm believer that there's more practice and retention when we use games to reinforce math skills. Thanks for sharing it!
    Pam =)

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  2. This is such a great activity! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  3. Love the idea of making a large board with bean bags! Kids MUST love that!
    Erica Colon
    Nitty Gritty Science

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  4. I just love discovering engaging strategies like this! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Misty, I love your blog, and this is a terrific idea! Kids learn best when they're having fun :)
    Darlene
    ELABuffet

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