# Math games

Cartoon Physics. One of the things that make cartoons funny is they play with our innate understanding of physics by exaggerating or blatantly breaking the laws of physics.

Try the following activity with your physics student and help bring the “phun” back into physics! What You Do: Ask your teen which of the following physics concepts he is familiar with and have him explain the concepts to you. Have him review any of these concepts that he has heard of but isn’t quite comfortable with. (Your child may not have covered all of these concepts depending how much of his physics class he has completed.) The Monty Hall Problem. Probability problems are often among the hardest math concepts for students to wrap their heads around.

Often, your common sense says one thing—but the answer is something else entirely! The only way to really hammer this concept home is through practice, practice, practice, but it doesn't have to be all work and no fun. Here's a brainteaser that always leads to a lively debate. You’re on the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” and Monty Hall is the host. Your job: choose one of three doors.

What happens? What You Need: A printout of the problem below Some people to debate it (Note: Don’t look at the answer until you’re done with the debate!) Go on a Geometry Scavenger Hunt. Toothpick Puzzles. Games with dice. Time to let students become naturally curious about probability.

In this activity students work in teams to record the frequency of rolled dice combinations. They observe the difference between experimental and theoretical outcomes and consider how sample size affects how close experimental and theoretical probabilities math up. Although not specifically mentioned in the activity handout, consider having the entire class combine their rolling dice data.

They should see that their experimental data matches closely with actual probabilities. While comparing the probability of different sums, your students will calculate probability using percents and fractions, draw frequency distributions, decide if payoffs in the game of CRAPS are fair, and consider how casinos make profits.

You might use this dice simulator with the class to help students better understand that as sample size increases, experimental probability should get closer and closer to theoretical probability. Simplifying Radicals: Bazinga. Hello Pinteresters!!!

I get a lot of traffic from Pinterest by what I suspect are teachers looking for games to use in their classrooms. Many educators like this game, but be sure to check out the other games on my blog. Click here to more games. I don't watch much TV, but when The Big Bang Theory is on, I will be there. It's one of the only TV shows that my students and I both watch. It's rather straight forward in that the students are in teams, I ask questions, and the students answers them. There are nine pockets, each with 3 cards in them. Cards about points: - (3) Erase one1 point from all other teams. - (3) Double your score. - (3) Take away two points from one other random team and give them to your team. To Engage Them All: Grudgeball.. a Review Game Where Kids Attack! I have long been a huge fan of using games in the classroom.

Much like sneaking broccoli into the pizza sauce, I have always felt that games were that perfect balance of teaching and engagement. Popcorn Review Activity: Students pick a yellow or white piece of paper with a review problem. See which group can finish their "popcorn" first! Co… Mrs. E Teaches Math: Trashketball - My Favorite Review Game.

Hands down, my favorite review game is “Trash”ketball.

I have fun every time my students play it and my students LOVE it. I’ve even had former students come by and ask me to teach their current teachers how to play it. I didn’t come up with this idea myself. I totally stole it from Kate Nowak. I’d love to link to the blog post where I originally saw it, but after some digging, I couldn’t find it. First, you need a bunch of worksheets that practice a desired skill. Make a key for all of the worksheets. Make a zillion copies. The Game That Is Worth 1,000 Worksheets. [Rescued from my old blog.

Image via Wikipedia.] Math concepts: greater-than/less-than, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, negative numbers, absolute value, and multi-step problem solving. Have you and your children been struggling to learn the math facts? The game of Math Card War is worth more than a thousand math drill worksheets, letting you build your children’s calculating speed in a no-stress, no-test way. Learning Games: Rolling the Dice Math. Subjects Educational Technology Mathematics --Algebra --Applied Math --Arithmetic Grade [facebookbadge] Brief Description This dice-and-math game provides practice in a wide variety of math skills at all levels.

Math File Folder Games. Submitted by Era Objectives: In this lesson, students will: Learn how to add integers (2 or more integers together)Learn how to subtract integersLearn how to multiply integers.