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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,

or REPORTING: Bad links, confusing wording, or wish list for the site PLEASE email; Judith Montgomery,  MBAMP Program Director, judithm@ucsc.edu



Games Websites

  1. Kevin's game website
  2. Johnnie's Math page http://www.jmathpage.com/
  3. youcubed https://www.youcubed.org/
  4. The Corner Stone for Teachers site has some good math games.
  5. Games for Young Minds.  https://www.gamesforyoungminds.com/
  6. Math Pickle math games and more 
  7. More Fraction card games.
  8. Four more card games, Precent, fractions, algebra , probability.
  9. Fraction Card games visit site

Games, directions, PDFs you can view and print, websites  and videos

Recommend for all grades

  1. Behind The Wall, explaining mathematical thinking with pattern blocks.
  2. Which One Doesn't Belong (http://wodb.ca/)
  3. Dominoes, subitizing, addition and subtraction (K and above).
  4. Chop sticks the game , the video

Addition Facts:

  1. Tic-Tack Ten adding to ten video
  2. a+b=3
  3. Blast Off rules, Blast Off game boards 
  4. Tic Tac Sums or The Addition Game. BoardDirections, The site: https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/tic-tac-toe-sums/
  5. Salude
  6. The 99 Game (a mental math card game)
  7. Kid's Integer Card Game
  8. Addition Hangman


  1. Ultimate Tic Tac Toe, Wiki 
  2. Chop sticks the game , the video

Number Sense

  1. 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/ 
  2. Blast Off rules, Blast Off game boards 
  3. The 24 Game--Number sense, factoring. 2nd - Algebra. 
  4. The rules of The 24-Game using playing cards 
    1. Read about the 24-game  online ,
    2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Game 
    3. PDF of a  deck of 24 cards you can print and cut out.
    4. Watch a student made video using the 24 CARDS.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWEEu9JxyYo

Multiplication facts and factoring

  1. 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


  2. 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRB5QZ1gnqU
  3. The 24 Game--Number sense, factoring. 2nd - Algebra. 
    1. The rules of The 24-Game using playing cards, 
    2. Read about the 24-game  
      1. online ,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Game 
    3. PDF of a  deck of 24 cards you can print and cut out.
    4. Watch a student made video using the 24 CARDS.
      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWEEu9JxyYo


  1. Frac-Jac game
  2. 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.


  1. Green Globs, a graphing game for pre-Algebra - Trig. this is a slow moving game, however it is very thought provoking, once the kids get into it.
  2. HurkelAlternate Hurkel Board, graphing, compass rose, and logic


  1. 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