Why use games as activities in your Maths class?

There are online and computer games that can help your kids learn more about math. These games will not only make math more fun for your kids, they can also help your kids become more familiar with basic computer operations. There are also math computer games that are designed for the whole family so you can play with your children as they learn more about mathematics.

Many of these math games are available through the internet. Some other games are sold as games for Wii. It is really your choice which games to choose for the learning needs of your kids.

Below are some examples of games which will build Mathematics skills. Enjoy!

Mathematics games for Wii

Mathematics Games Online

* Note: Scroll down for a huge list of games you can use in Maths class...have fun!

Duplicon Shape game: Work at your shapes!

Mini Pool Game: Work at your angles!

    1. HUGE list: Fantastic interactive Maths/Numeracy games and activities http://jmathpage.com
    2. Free games, teachers can keep records of student outcomes, and it is all online! http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
    3. Make my Number: cool number game from Michael Ymer http://www.edgalaxy.com/numeracy/2011/2/16/make-my-number-choosing-and-using-operations-equations.html
    4. Place value dominoes http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978377084
    5. Math Games - Free & Fun Interactive Games for Kids http://bit.ly/d2XxwY
    6. Maths online practice in grades and topics, gives immediate feedback and tracks scores http://www.ixl.com
    7. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English: http://www.neok12.com/
    8. Woodlands site: Click on the Maths zone icon for interactive games http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
    9. Copacabana site: Stacks of interactive games for every year level and every subject http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart_Pages/Get_Smart.htm
    10. Multiplication and Division memory games http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978391533
    11. Great interactive brain games, updated on regular basis http://coolmathgames.seoconnect.net/fullscreen/
    12. That Quiz: Practice your Maths skills, get feedback That Quiz - Math Test Activities http://www.thatquiz.org/
    13. Cool Maths sites http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/heal/mathsites.htm
    14. TopicBox: Wow! great Maths activities and interactives here http://www.topicbox.org.uk/Maths/
    15. FUSE Maths games and activities https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/Results.aspx?d=discipline%2fmathematics&sb=KBNGStarRating+DESC%2c+KBNGModified+DESC%2c+Rank+DESC
    16. Wishball! Fantastic game to learn about placevalue Whole Numbers: http://www.southmoor.vic.edu.au/HandyLinks/KLAs/Maths/Wishball/index.html , http://intranet.kngplism.catholic.edu.au/learnObjects/Wishball%20challenge%20hundredths/index.html http://students.stcolumba.com.au/vlib/V%20learning%20objects/webpages/maths_num/number/wishball.htm
    17. Wishball: Hundredths https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/View.aspx?id=a63ccd67-fe13-442d-8597-742a99acb54f
    18. Wishball: Thousandths https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/content/04d6048e-455f-4716-bfb8-a3e256bd0796/p/index.html
    19. National Library of Virtual Manipulatives http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vLibrary.html
    20. Interactive lessons, numeracy and literacy, free flashcards, printables http://www.learningtoday.com/corporate/teacher-resources.asp
    21. Coolmath4kids: http://www.coolmath4kids.com
    22. Action Fraction Game: http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/number-fun/games/game_action_fraction.html
    23. Number Nut http://numbernut.com/index.html
    24. Cool Maths games and info http://www.coolmath.com/
    25. Funschool http://funschool.kaboose.com/index.html
    26. Kaboose http://resources.kaboose.com/games/
    27. Fun games, worksheets, flashcards, Maths careers etc. http://www.xpmath.com/index.php
    28. Primary Games http://www.primarygames.com/math.htm
    29. Interactive games and resources under the strands of Maths http://mathematics.hellam.net/
    30. Arcade style games with Maths applications (multiply, divide, add subtract while racing or shooting aliens!) http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/
    31. http://www.cool-emath.com/links.htm
    32. http://mathbits.com/
    33. http://www.purplemath.com/
    34. Interactive games and drills under the strands http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/
    35. Online Maths resource blog: http://onlinemaths.globalteacher.org.au/
    36. Maths games and interactives random list http://members.optusnet.com.au/~borishandal/MathsInternetGuide/SearchGeneral.htm
    37. Multiplication games and worksheets http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/index.html
    38. Times tables games http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm and interactive games http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm
    39. Mathionaire http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/mathionaire/index.htm
    40. Maths Olympics http://www.mathplayground.com/olympic_math1.html
    41. Count Down http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/countdown/index.htm
    42. Broken Calculator investigation http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/broken-calculator/index.htm
    43. Hi Lo Cards http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/higher-lower/index.htm
    44. Leapfrogs http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/leapfrog/index.htm
    45. Measuring jugs http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/jugs/index.htm
    46. Tower of Hanoi http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Games/lengame/tower.html
    47. Lemonade Stand http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Games/educational/maths/index.html
    48. Dominoes to print and make http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/22/Dominoes.xhtml
    49. Create Follow me loops http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/46/Loopcards.xhtml
    50. Interactive games http://www.vtaide.com/png/puzzles.htm
    51. Free games to download http://www.senteacher.org/Files/
    52. Printables, colouring pages, mazes, posters etc. http://nicholasacademy.com/math.html
    53. Whiteboard games or just for fun: http://www.subtangent.com/maths/games.php
    54. Maths hangman http://www.quia.com/hm/26073.html
    55. Jumbled Maths words http://www.quia.com/jw/12748.html?AP_rand=1131490249
    56. http://www.joostlangeveldorigami.nl/home.html
    57. http://nrich.maths.org/public/search.php?search=All%20Games
    58. http://www.mathplayground.com/
    59. http://www.fresherschools.com/fun_zone.html
    60. Pentominoes, Magic Squares, Tangrams, Data:http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/fun/
    61. http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/logic/: Battleships, Chinese Checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Towers of Hanoi, Peg, Paddocs/Connect-the-squares, Four-in-a-row, etc.
    62. http://www.prongo.com/
    63. http://gamescene.com/Think_Ahead.html
    64. www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
    65. www.mathgoodies.com
    66. www.homeschoolmath.net
    67. www.coolmath.com
    68. www.coolmath4kids.com
    69. http://www.gamequarium.org/dir/Gamequarium/Math/
    70. www.iknowthat.com
    71. www.funbrain.com
    72. www.mathcats.com
    73. http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm
    74. http://www.theproblemsite.com/math_games.asp
    75. http://www.exploratorium.edu/brain_explorer/
    76. http://www.theproblemsite.com/default.asp
    77. Algebra Games: http://www.squidoo.com/algebragames
    78. Decimal Squares Interactive Games:http://www.decimalsquares.com/dsGames/
    79. Dreambox: Maths calendar for July http://2pl.us/1kJ
    80. Lots of different interactive games and linkshttp://students.stcolumba.com.au/vlib/V%20learning%20objects/webpages/maths.htm
    81. Heaps of options here, games under each headinghttp://www.onlinemathlearning.com/measurement-games.html
    82. http://www.unrealfooty.com.au/
    83. Good selection of interactive Maths games for different year levels and in different strands of Maths http://www.copacabana-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/Get_Smart.htm
    84. Great sites to use with Smartboardhttp://www.juliethompson.com/SMART.html
    85. Measurement and other games, you can test yourself etc.http://www.subtangent.com/maths/games.php
    86. Interactive Sudokuhttp://www.diigo.com/annotated/29a8ba7c65f3e0fb1b15a60011ffe4cd and http://www.jigsawdoku.com/
    87. Maths Fraction game using “Baking Cookies” http://ow.ly/jrSC
    88. Dartboard, missing number (also worksheets and songs)http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/games/index.shtml
    89. CBeebies Numberjacks:http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/numberjacks/Lots of number games to play from dominoes to sudoku, plus songs to listen to puzzles.
    90. CBeebies Grown-ups: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/A range of resources designed for use by parents to help children fulfil their potential in all areas of their development. Also including special educational needs activities, technical information and a regular newsletter.
    91. Algebra games…many to choose fromhttp://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/index.html
    92. All Content in Geometry for Perimeter, area, and volume http://mathforum.org/mathtools/cell/g,10.12,ALL,ALL/
    93. Children’s Money World:http://www.childrensmoneyworld.com/Teachers of reception and key stage 1 can download lesson plans and resources here on the subject of money. Registration is free. There are also fun games for your class inluding Mother Pound’s Memory Game!
    94. Range of interactive maths games The Primary Games Series provides a wide range of highly engaging and enjoyable maths games which allow children to learn while having fun. Whether used individually or as a whole class resource with an Interactive Whiteboard (such as SMART or PROMETHEAN boards), they are guaranteed to stimulate and motivate whilst meeting lesson objectives.http://www.primarygames.co.uk/
    95. English Money games http://www.teachingmoney.co.uk/
    96. Tables e.g. Bingo game http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/
    97. Primary Resources: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/Worksheets, lesson plans and ideas are gathered together here covering the full primary school curriculum.
    98. Some games explained http://orion.math.iastate.edu/danwell/MathNight/oldhomepage.html
    99. Teaching Time: http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/Ideal for use as part of the national numeracy strategy, this site has a collection of worksheets and games on the subject of telling the time. Children will learn to read both the digital and analogue clocks.
    100. http://labyrinth.thinkport.org/www/index.php Lure of the Labyrinth is a digital game for middle-school pre-algebra students. It includes a wealth of intriguing math-based puzzles wrapped into an exciting narrative game in which students work to find their lost pet – and save the world from monsters! Linked to both national and state mathematics standards, the game gives students a chance to actually think like mathematicians. In the world of Lure of the Labyrinth, students progress through three sections, or “wings.” Each is related to a different math strand that is part of a the typical pre-algebra curriculum: Proportions (including fractions and ratios), Variables and Equations, Number and Operations (including geometry, order of operations and modular arithmetic)
    101. Maths starters of the day http://ow.ly/l0OP
    102. Brainormous http://www.brainormous.com/
    103. Maths Gameshttp://www.learninggamesforkids.com/math_games.html
    104. Domino Maths http://ow.ly/rg0Z
    105. Math games in year levels


    106. Multiply, divide, add, subtract interactives http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html

    107. Maths site with lots of games http://www.hoodamath.com/ga…

    108. The following games come from http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html

    109. Quiztree http://www.quiz-tree.com/Math_Games_smain.html

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Play Mazes
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Jigsaw Puzzles
Jigsaw Puzzles
Puzzle Games
Jigsaws: http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/jigsaw-puzzles-index.html

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