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Printable Math Games
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
Make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in this board game while recognizing numbers 1 to 3. (membership required - free)
Cute board game to help children recognize numbers from 1 to 4. Play at three different levels. (membership required - free)
Bulldozer board game to practice recognising numbers 1 to 5. (membership required - free)
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.
Make a number board for creating your own games - no text.
Make a number board for creating your own games - add your own text.
Near the top of this page there is a Matching Numbers Card Game
Scroll down for a roll the mouse game - roll a die and build a mouse out of shapes according to the number rolled.
Reading Roman numerals 4 in a row game
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
Colorful board for a very simple adding game
Colorful game board for a very simple subtraction game
Basketball Addition - A board game to practice adding the two numbers rolled on two dice.
Simple adding game based on the shuffleboard game. (membership required - free)
Matching pairs card game with adding 2 or 3 single digit numbers.
Doubling numbers board game. (membership required - free)
Burrow or bust addition and subtraction board game (membership required - free)
Links checked Nov 2013
Printable Multiplication and Division Games
Print this loot the pirate ship math game to practice number multiples, prime numbers, and divisibility rules.
Make cards to play a game of memory with multiplying numbers (2-10, 11-12, 2-21)
Solve these times table mazes (7x6, 7x7, 7x8, 8x6, 8x8) - single player games
Solve multiplication problems while trying to pass as many corners as possible. (membership required - free)
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)
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.
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
Hundreds of KenKen puzzles sorted by size and difficulty level
A selection of KenKen puzzles in varying sizes and difficulty levels (membership required - free)
Get new puzzles every day
Links checked Jan 2014
Printable Fraction Games
Play Fraction Action by matching fraction pictures to the fractions.
More fraction dominoes
8 multiplying fractions bingo cards
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
Class game to find the decimal number need to add up to 10.
Practice decimal, fraction and percent equivalents with this design and coloring game.
Matching pairs card game - match decimals, fractions, percentages, pictures of fractions
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
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.
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.
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.
Fun graphing activity sheets for grades K-1
Printable Shape Recognition and 2D Shape Games
Play a game of memory to help in recognising simple shapes: circle, triangle, square, star, rectangle, heart (membership required - free)
Board game for young students to help recognizing circles, squares, rectangles and triangles
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)
Make your own shape board game including text
Make your own shape board game no text
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.
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.
A fabulous collection of printable pattern block mats for pre kinders to play on their own
Christmas printable pattern block mats for pre kinders
On this page you can download some 2D shape dominoes and 2D shapes loop cards
Links checked Apr 2014
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
On this page you'll find 3D Shape Bingo
Name the 2D and 3D shapes board game
3D shape matching card game
On this page you'll find a Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Book which has a shape monster game for naming 2D and 3D shapes.
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
Candy Stand - Roll a die and move around the game board until you have accumulated 13 cents.
Penny stacker game (membership required - free)
US money flashcards and UK money flashcards
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
- Better than drill sheets which get thrown away after completing. Many of these math games can be used over and over again.
- 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.
- Children are motivated to learn because games are fun!
- These printable games are inexpensive to produce and easy to put together.
- The children can help construct the game, making it truly theirs, ensuring that they will take good care of it.
- Some of these games are also perfect as one-player activities to allow for student to work independently.
- These games can easily be sent home with the students as assignments or to play with their families.
- 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:
- dried beans
- squares cut from card
- game markers from other commercial games