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*PD units available for teachers who organize a math festivals or develop a math games unit.

QUESTIONS ABOUT: Organizing Festivals, using math games, earning PD units,

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Choose the games you want to use in your festival or in your classroom. Below are Game PDFs you can view and print.  For a two hour malth festival you need 5 - 7 games. You can also google and find lots more games.  All the games below have been used successfully in the class and in math festivals.

  1. a+b=3, addition facts (grades 1 and above)
  2. Behind The Wall, explaining mathematical thinking with pattern blocks. 
  3. Blast Off rules, Blast Off game boards, number facts. (2nd grade and above) 
  4. Factor Game rules, Factor Game Board, factoring (4th grade and above) To play on line: https://illuminations.nctm.org/activity.aspx?id=4134  

    Learning the factor game from two teachers


  5. Yahtzee rules, Yahtzee score card number sense.(3rd grade and above).  Yahtzee Probability. One teacher's thoughts about using Yahtzee in the classroom; https://rakiradresources.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/roll-up-math-skills-with-yahtzee/ 
  6. Product Game, products and factors. (4th grade and above) To play on line: http://illuminations.nctm.org/activity.aspx?id=4213  

    Learning the product game from two teachers


  7. 24- game, Number sense, factoring. 2nd - Algebra
  8. Dominoes, subitizing, addition and subtraction (K and above).  
  9. Hurkel, Alternate Hurkel Board, graphing
  10. Salude, addition facts
  11. Addition Hangman,
  12. Fraction-1, adding fractions 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/12, 5/12 together to get 1. Based on Black Jack, any grade that needs practice with fast fraction sense
  13. More Fraction card games.
  14. Four more card games, Precent, fractions, algebra , probability.
  15. The Corner Stone for Teachers site has some good math games.
  16. Fraction Card games visit site
  17. Green Globs, a graphing game for pre-Algebra - Trig.
  18. PolyominoesPart 1 lesson narrative for discovering Pentominoes ,  Part 2 pentominoes shapes.pdf, Part 3 Polyominoes lesson plan.pdf and Part 4 lesson plan pentominoes info.pdf, Polyominoes PPT
  19. The 99 Game (a mental math card game)
  20. Kid's Integer Card Game