Math Games to Play at Home with Elementary Kids

My elementary school aged daughter's school shared these math games with dice and cards to play at home and I thought I would share them with all of you. The title of the game is a link to the game instructions and other materials that may be needed to play. Have fun while brushing up on those math skills!




The awesome thing is that children are practicing their math skills without even realizing it!



1. Strategy - This is a game that involves addition and  strategy. Appropriate for all grade levels. Materials: Printable game board (or could be hand drawn) and dice.

2. Decimal Path - The object of this game is to make 3  digit decimals and place them in order from least to greatest. Grades 4+ Materials: three dice

3. Number Path - The object of this game is to make two  (or three) digit numbers and place them in order. The player that can’t place their number in an open circle loses. Appropriate for all grade levels. Materials: two or three dice

4. Sweet Thirteen - This is a game that involves addition and subtraction within 20 and strategy. Depending on the child, it could be appropriate for all grade levels. Materials: Deck of playing cards

5. Clear the Board - This is a game that involves addition, subtraction, multiplication & division. Grades 3+ Materials: three dice

6. Cover Up and Cover Up (The Sequel) - This game involves covering a strip equal to one whole with fractions. Grades 3+ Materials: Die or spinner labeled with fractions : Directions for making a Fraction Kit

7. How Long? How Wide? - In this game, players are making arrays from numbers rolled until they can no longer fit it on the grid paper. Grades 3+ Materials: Grid paper, one die

8. Double War & Difference War - These are versions of the classic game  of war. The classic game of war could also be played for the highest number. Appropriate for all grade levels Materials: Deck of playing card

9. Less than You! - The object of this game is to collect three cards whose sum is less than your partner’s. With variations, this game is appropriate for all grade levels. Materials: Deck of playing cards

10. Leftovers with 100 - This game deals with division and remainders. Grades 3+ Materials: paper and pencil

11. Get to 1,000 - This game involves multiplying to get to 1,000. Students will multiply by 1, 10, or 100. (Extensions included) Grades 3+ Materials: one die

12. Multiplication Four Across - This is a game that practices one’s multiplication facts.. Grades 3+ Materials: 2 paper clips, printed game board 

13. Number Boggle - Played like Boggle, but with numbers. Board with numbers can be written on  paper. Materials: paper and pencil

14. Oh No, 99! - This game is a fast paced strategy game adding and subtracting while using strategy to try to make your opponent reach 99! Materials: Deck of playing card

15. One Time Only - This game involves factors, multiples, and prime numbers. Grades 4+ Materials: paper and pencil

16. One to Ten - This game involves adding to 10. Depending on the child, it could be appropriate for all grade levels. Materials: Deck of playing cards and dice 

17. Race to 100 or $1.00 - Adding to 100 or to $1.00. Depending on the child, it could be appropriate for grades 1+. Materials: one die and counters or coins

18. Surrounding Digits - This game involves number recognition and place value. Grades 1+ Materials: Counters, die, and printed board 

19. The Factor Game - This game involves finding all the factors of a given number. Grades 4+ Materials: Paper and pencil Online Factor Game that kids beg to play! 

20. Uncover - This game involves uncovering a strip equal to one whole with fractions. Grades 3+ Materials: Die or spinner labeled with fractions Directions for making a Fraction Kit 

21. Wipe Out! - This is a great game for students to see different wholes for fractions. Best for grades 4+ Materials: Pattern blocks, fraction die or spinner 

22. The 1-10 Card Challenge - This is a game that involves addition and subtraction within 20 and strategy. Depending on the child, it could be appropriate for all grade levels. Materials: Deck of playing card

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