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Printable Math Games

Updated on August 21, 2014

Printable Mathematics Games

Games are a great way for children to learn and to reinforce skills. Many mathematics skills are best learned through drill and practice, but those drill sheets can get rather boring. Bring variety to your math lessons by incorporating math games. Math games help children by allowing them to repeat certain skills in a fun and often challenging environment.

I have collected a series of printable math games for teachers and parents to print out and play with their children. Many of these games are multi-player, allowing them to be played with 2 or more students but some of them are single-player - for one student to play on his own.

Note: all the graphics on this page are designed and created by me.

Printable Number Games

printable number games
printable number games

www.education.com/worksheet/article/play-sandwich-stackers/

Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in this board game while recognizing numbers 1 to 3. (membership required - free)

www.education.com/worksheet/article/fly-home-birds-board-game/

Cute board game to help children recognize numbers from 1 to 4. Play at three different levels. (membership required - free)

www.education.com/worksheet/article/dozer-dash-game/

Bulldozer board game to practice recognising numbers 1 to 5. (membership required - free)

www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/

Make some number bingo cards (1-30). Select the size board you want and on the next screen, choose Numbers Bingo. Choose the color, add vocabulary words if desired, choose a title then print your card.

www.toolsforeducators.com/boardgames/numbers1.php

Make a number board for creating your own games - no text.

www.toolsforeducators.com/boardgames/numbers2.php

Make a number board for creating your own games - add your own text.

www.babybumblebee.com/company/freebies.cfm

Near the top of this page there is a Matching Numbers Card Game

firstgradealacarte.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/mouse-shapes.html

Scroll down for a roll the mouse game - roll a die and build a mouse out of shapes according to the number rolled.

www.greatmathsgames.com/roman_numerals/roman_numerals_game.htm

Reading Roman numerals 4 in a row game

www.greatmathsgames.com/roman_numerals/roman_numerals_bingo.htm

Roman numerals bingo - 10 colorful bingo boards to print

Links checked Oct 2013

Practice Counting with Dot to Dots - single-player printable games

Dot to Dot Printable worksheetsDozens of dot to dot printables sorted into difficulty levels with the number of dots in each sheet shown to help you decide which one would be suitable for your child / student.

Fun Printable Math Game Books - Reproducible Games

Simple math games easily accessible in separate volumes. Print out games such as bingo, tic-tac-toe, go fish, war, concentration, board games, and more.

Printable Addition and Subtraction Games

printable addition and subtraction games
printable addition and subtraction games

www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/kindergarten-addition-game.html

Colorful board for a very simple adding game

www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/kindergarten-subtraction-game.html

Colorful game board for a very simple subtraction game

abcteach.com/directory/fun_activities/games/folder_board_games/

Basketball Addition - A board game to practice adding the two numbers rolled on two dice.

www.education.com/worksheet/article/penny-shuffle-game/

Simple adding game based on the shuffleboard game. (membership required - free)

nrich.maths.org/1257

Matching pairs card game with adding 2 or 3 single digit numbers.

www.teachersnotebook.com/product/LittlePriorities/on-the-double-math-game#

Doubling numbers board game. (membership required - free)

www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Burrow-or-Bust-BUMP-Game-Pack-Addition-Subtraction-Multiplication

Burrow or bust addition and subtraction board game (membership required - free)

Links checked Nov 2013

Printable Multiplication and Division Games

printable multiplication and division games
printable multiplication and division games

www.ellenjmchenry.com/homeschool-freedownloads/math-games/lootpirateship.php

Print this loot the pirate ship math game to practice number multiples, prime numbers, and divisibility rules.

nrich.maths.org/1252

Make cards to play a game of memory with multiplying numbers (2-10, 11-12, 2-21)

www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/math-mazes.html

Solve these times table mazes (7x6, 7x7, 7x8, 8x6, 8x8) - single player games

www.education.com/worksheet/article/math-go-round-intermediate/

Solve multiplication problems while trying to pass as many corners as possible. (membership required - free)

www.superteacherworksheets.com/multiplication.html

There are two free multiplication games here - I Have / Who Has (chain reaction card game reinforcing times tables) and Memory Match (memory card game reinforcing times tables)

puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/MathSquareForm.asp

Print out a randomly generated puzzle where you have to enter the numbers 1-9, 1-16, 1-25 etc into a puzzle so that each equation (across and down) equals the answer given. Some involve answers with negative numbers.

Links checked Nov 2013

Skip Counting Dot to Dot Sheets - single player printable math games

Multiples Dot to Dot Printable worksheetsA selection of skip counting dot to dot printables (eg count in 2's) which would be a great introduction for children learning their timestables.

KenKen Puzzles

A KenKen puzzle is a sudoku-like single-player game where you fill each box with a digit, so that none repeat horizontally or vertically. The digits will add, subtract, multiply, or divide (according to the given operation) to the number in the corner of the heavily outlined cage. These addictive puzzles will help develop logical thinking, arithmetic skills, and concentration. Find out more educational benefits.

See how to solve a KenKen puzzle in the video below:

Printable KenKen Puzzles

krazydad.com/inkies/

Hundreds of KenKen puzzles sorted by size and difficulty level

www.education.com/worksheets/middle-school/?q=kenken

A selection of KenKen puzzles in varying sizes and difficulty levels (membership required - free)

www.kenken.com/print/

Get new puzzles every day

Links checked Jan 2014

Printable Fraction Games

Printable fraction games
Printable fraction games

olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/math1-3/mathgameboards.html

Play Fraction Action by matching fraction pictures to the fractions.

www.dr-mikes-math-games-for-kids.com/fractions-dominoes.html

Fraction dominoes

mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/database/RR.09.99/sawatzky1/teachnotes-numb.html#fractionominos

More fraction dominoes

www.bingocardcreator.com/bingo-cards/math/fraction-multiplications

8 multiplying fractions bingo cards

www.math-salamanders.com/free-printable-math-flash-cards.html

Print out these flash cards to play games such as a pair matching memory game or go fish.

Links checked Feb 2014

Printable Decimal and Percentage Games

www.learn-with-math-games.com/learning-decimals.html

Class game to find the decimal number need to add up to 10.

www.learn-with-math-games.com/decimal-math-games.html

Practice decimal, fraction and percent equivalents with this design and coloring game.

nrich.maths.org/1249

Matching pairs card game - match decimals, fractions, percentages, pictures of fractions

www.education.com/worksheet/article/multiplying-decimals-math-riddle/

Multiplying decimals riddle worksheet for middle school - single player (membership required - free)

Links checked May 2013

Fun Math Games for One - reproducible books for practising different skills

Quilt Math: 100 Reproducible Activities That Motivate Kids to Practice Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Decimals, and More
Quilt Math: 100 Reproducible Activities That Motivate Kids to Practice Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Decimals, and More

This reproducible book will provide hours of fun for grade 4-6 students. They will color patterns while practising different math skills, including: place value, prime numbers, addition (numbers up to 6 digits), subtraction (numbers up to 5 digits), multiplication (numbers up to 3 digits), division (numbers up to 3 digits with and without remainders), equivalent fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, working with decimal, percentages, and more.

 
Mystery Picture Math: 50+ Reproducible Activities That Target and Reinforce Skills in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division & More, Grades 2-3
Mystery Picture Math: 50+ Reproducible Activities That Target and Reinforce Skills in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division & More, Grades 2-3

Students in grades 2-3 will color sections of a picture according to a key to reveal a mystery animal or object. They will be using their place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills.

 
Coordinate Graphing: Creating Pictures Using Math Skills, Grades 5-8
Coordinate Graphing: Creating Pictures Using Math Skills, Grades 5-8

A fun series of activities for students in grades 5-8 to practice their coordinate graphing skills. They will solve problems and plot points on some graph paper, connecting them with lines to reveal a mystery picture.

 
Simple Graph Art
Simple Graph Art

Fun graphing activity sheets for grades K-1

 

Printable Shape Recognition and 2D Shape Games

printable shape games
printable shape games

www.education.com/worksheet/article/M/

Play a game of memory to help in recognising simple shapes: circle, triangle, square, star, rectangle, heart (membership required - free)

www.learn-with-math-games.com/math-games-for-children.html

Board game for young students to help recognizing circles, squares, rectangles and triangles

abcteach.com/directory/fun_activities/games/folder_board_games/

Search for Rocket Shapes on this page. These two games are shape recognition board games - one in black and white and the other in color (square, oval, octagon, triangle, circle, pentagon, rectangle, hexagon)

www.toolsforeducators.com/boardgames/shapes_colors2.php

Make your own shape board game including text

www.toolsforeducators.com/boardgames/shapes_colors1.php

Make your own shape board game no text

www.dltk-cards.com/bingo/

Make some shape bingo cards. Select the size board you want and on the next screen, choose Shapes Bingo. Choose the color, add vocabulary words if desired, choose a title then print your card.

www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/07/escape-volcano-shape-game.html

Giant escape the volcano shape game. Print out a version with activities already printed on the shapes or a blank version for you to add your own text.

prekinders.com/pattern-blocks/

A fabulous collection of printable pattern block mats for pre kinders to play on their own

prekinders.com/2009/11/christmas-pattern-blocks/

Christmas printable pattern block mats for pre kinders

www.sparklebox.co.uk/maths/shape-space-measures/shapes/2d.html#.UIsfl8U2Zw8

On this page you can download some 2D shape dominoes and 2D shapes loop cards

Links checked Apr 2014

Pattern Blocks

Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250

This set of blocks can be used with the pattern block mats above. It contains yellow hexagons, green triangles, orange squares, blue and white rhombuses, red trapezoids / trapeziums

 

Printable 3D Shape Games

Printable 3D Shape Games
Printable 3D Shape Games

www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/mathsE3.htm

On this page you'll find 3D Shape Bingo

laura-armstrong-martinez.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/2d-and-3d-shape-game.html

Name the 2D and 3D shapes board game

www.greatmathsgames.com/3d-shapes/item/17-3d-shape-game.html

3D shape matching card game

loryevanspage.blogspot.com.au/2011/03/shapes-shapes-shapes.html

On this page you'll find a Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Book which has a shape monster game for naming 2D and 3D shapes.

kindergartenrhode.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/im-late-to-party.html

Search for 3D shape sort for a card game for classifying real objects as three dimensional shapes.

Links checked 17 May 2013

Printable Money Games

Printable Money Games
Printable Money Games

olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/math1-3/mathgameboards.html

Candy Stand - Roll a die and move around the game board until you have accumulated 13 cents.

www.education.com/worksheet/article/penny-stackers-board-game/

Penny stacker game (membership required - free)

www.math-salamanders.com/printable-money-flashcards.html

US money flashcards and UK money flashcards

www.math-salamanders.com/kids-counting-money.html

US money dominoes and UK money dominoes with suggestions for a single or multi player game

Links checked 9 May 2013

Benefits of These Mathematics Games

  1. Better than drill sheets which get thrown away after completing. Many of these math games can be used over and over again.
  2. Children with different abilities can play together. Children can help each other - a less advanced student can watch the other students and learn from them rather than the teacher. In some games, students can play with sets of cards at different levels or testing different skills to put all the players on an even playing field.
  3. Children are motivated to learn because games are fun!
  4. These printable games are inexpensive to produce and easy to put together.
  5. The children can help construct the game, making it truly theirs, ensuring that they will take good care of it.
  6. Some of these games are also perfect as one-player activities to allow for student to work independently.
  7. These games can easily be sent home with the students as assignments or to play with their families.
  8. If a piece of the game gets broken or lost, just reprint that piece.

Constructing the Games

The games available here will need to be printed on your printer. Depending on the game you may wish to print the pieces on card or on paper which is later glued to card. To get really vibrant colors, you may like to try printing on photo paper. To make game boards and cards more sturdy and also water resistant, you may like to laminate them.

Some of the games will require markers which will need to fit in the squares on the game board, be easy to pick up, and not float around the room if someone sneezes! Here are some ideas:

- buttons

- macaroni

- paperclips

- sweets

- dried beans

- squares cut from card

- game markers from other commercial games

- coins

Have you ever used printable math games to teach math to your children / students

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      LearnKidstoRead 4 years ago

      Great lens thanks for the info. Will try these games out with my son who is struggling with math. Sue

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      jillian22 4 years ago

      Yes, I have - great resources!

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Always using maths games and activities, puzzles and the like. Great resources, thank you. Blessed x

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      mortgage2 5 years ago

      Yes, making maths fun is a very important teaching skill. Nice lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Really cool lens. Big Thumbs-up.

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      Yes, I did! And that was before the internet!

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      good lens with lots of info

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      FantasticBDaypartys 5 years ago

      This is a great site with great information!!!Thank you.

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      Aquavel 5 years ago

      Beautiful & fun lens! Love your graphics!