# Math box games

## The Box Game

##### Age 3 to 5

Adding and subtracting

Solving problems

**Children often** enjoy visualising how many toys are hidden in a box.

**Adults could** start by using three large toys and a giant box with a group of young children. Then use bigger numbers or miniature toys with smaller groups or individuals.

**The Activity**

Put toys one at a time into the box, so children cannot see them inside, counting all together. Ask: "Can you show on your fingers how many are hidden?" Display a large numeral.

Add one to the box, without showing the objects inside, and ask children to show on their fingers, "How many are there now?". Then show how many are inside the box and count to check.

**Encouraging mathematical thinking and reasoning:**

**Describing**

How many were there at the start?

How many are there now?

**Reasoning**

How do you know?

How did you work it out?

**Opening Out**

What if we add two more?

What if we take one out? Two out?

Imagine there are 10 in there and I take out 6 - how would you know how many were left?

**Recording**

Can you show how many there were?

Can you show how many there are now?

Can you show how many there were and what happened?

**The Mathematical Journey**

**Counting and cardinality:**

- saying numbers in the right order
- saying one number for each object
- saying how many there are by showing 'finger numbers', by counting fingers, and instantly (without counting)

**Matching numerals and amounts:**

- selecting numerals to match the starting and finishing numbers

**Adding:**

- predicting adding one to a number (or two)
- modelling on fingers
- counting all e. g. putting up four, then two more, then counting from one through to six
- counting on, starting from the first number - "Four, five, six"
- visualising or counting mentally, e.g. nodding at hidden objects or saying "I went four, five, six"
- using number facts - "Because there were three and you put one more", "I know two and two is four"

**Subtracting:**

- predicting taking one from a number (or two)
- modelling on fingers
- counting all, then how many are left - putting up six, putting down two, counting the four still up
- visualising or counting backwards mentally - "I went six, five, four so there are four"

**Development and Variation**

Increase numbers to start, to add and take away:

- Repeatedly add one to the previous number.
- Repeatedly subtract one from the previous number.
- Vary the starting number, but just add one each time (or two).
- Keep one starting number and subtract varying amounts to build number fact knowledge.
- Repeatedly add two or subtract two from a starting number.

Children can choose how many to add or take away.

Vary the context: use pennies in a pot, children behind a screen, dinosaurs in a cave. Model with fingers, Numicon, large number line, 'staircase' of cubes or other resources.

**Resources**

Box or tin with lid, a pot to upturn or a screen, cloth, cave...

Toys, pennies, children, dinosaurs...

Large numerals to display.

Download a PDF of this resource.

Acknowledgement: Martin Hughes (1986) Children and number: Oxford, Blackwell

## Dots and Boxes Game

The classic dots-and-boxes game ... To make one side of a box, click on any two dots next to each other (vertically or horizontally). If you complete a square it is yours, and you get a free turn. |

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## Top 10 math games in class for bored students K12

Here we have a list of ** 10 math games for class ** . It can be great icebreakers, brain breaks, or just games to play if you have some free time.

Learning is not easy in the world of Xbox and PlayStation. Math students, like all other students, experience all sorts of distractions, and with the digitization of just about everything around us, it’s hard for them to focus on their numbers…

…fun games to play in class anyway. If you're a math teacher and are struggling to capture the attention of students in the digital age, there are a few classroom math games that work. * with * rather than against students' often innate desire to play

### Get more tips

**4 benefits of math games in the classroom**

- math games in the classroom
**cover almost all**math topics, offering students fun regardless of the lesson. These games, from elementary to high school students, cover the whole gamut of simple concepts like addition and subtraction, to more complex ones like algebra and trigonometry. - Teachers can use these games to make lessons boring
**more enjoyable**. Younger students can play as cute colorful characters to solve problems, while older students can get more addicted to puzzles. nine0026 - Math games at school represent the curriculum in
**Novel, in a different way.**At first glance, this looks like a normal fun game, but at each level of the game, students learn a new concept and a new strategy that helps to motivate and engage them in the subject. - Math games and quizzes at the end of the lesson can help students practice what they just learned in class. This helps to better understand the concepts and makes a long learning process
**more productive**.

- Country of Mathematics
- AgaSlides
- Math Game Prodigy
- Komodo Math
- Monster Math
- Master of Mathematics
- 2048
- Quento
- Cartoon Math
- Mental Math Master

### 10 Math Games to Play in the Classroom

Here is a list of 10 interactive math games for students to help develop problem solving skills by overcoming fun math problems. Just bring them to the big screen and play them with your class, live or online. nine0005

* Let's dive into ... *

#### #1 - Math Land

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 12

To complete the level, students must use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and counting to help the protagonist Ray navigate through different parts of the sea in search of hidden treasures. nine0005

MathLand has 25 levels full of surprises and challenges to help your students build core concepts with 100% attention and participation. All the main features of the game are free and compatible with all Android and IOS devices.

#### #2 - AhaSlides

** Best for: ** Age 7 +

Naturally, there's always the option to make your own math game in class very quickly.

With the right quiz tool, you can create a math quiz for your students to complete together in class or alone at home. nine0005

The AgaSlides team math game that makes all your students buzz might be just what the doctor ordered for musty, unresponsive classrooms. All they need is a phone or tablet to send their responses in real time, just like Kahut.

Cool Math GamesAs a bonus, AhaSlides has a free play tool. spinning wheel games, many of which are great for math. Use it to randomly select students, give random equations, or play tons of icebreaker math games together! nine0005

After a quiz or game, you can see how everyone did with a full class report showing the questions the students faced and the ones they did well.

For teachers, AhaSlides has an exclusive offer for just $1.95 per month, or completely free if you teach in small classes.

Take a free math test!

**#3 -**Prodigy Math Game

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 14

This game has a variety of activities to help you learn an impressive 900 math skills.

The Prodigy Math Game is specifically designed to teach fundamental math concepts and not only covers a wide range of RPG math quests, but also provides the teacher with the ability to easily track the progress of the entire class at once, as well as individual students. nine0005

It comes with an automatic assessment option that evaluates the student for their performance at any level of the game. All of these assessments happen in real time, eliminating the need to submit grades or repeat homework.

#### #4 - Komodo Math

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 16

Komodo Math is specifically designed to help both teachers and parents build math foundations for their kids. It works on a rewarding basis with personalized options that can be modified to suit student needs. nine0005

What's great about this classroom math game is that it's not just class-specific. Parents can also work with this app at home, and students can do math without having to be in the classroom.

It runs on a Duolingo-style leveling system and boasts a dashboard to help track progress. It shows how well the student is doing and also helps to highlight the categories in which the student is having difficulty. nine0005

Komodo Math is compatible with regular Android and IOS phones and does not require a special device.

#### #5 - Monster Math

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 12

Monster Math helps kids practice math while having fun and having fun with very well thought out storylines and characters.

The game allows students to play the role of a monster who must fight enemies to protect one of his friends. To complete a level, students must work within a limited time to find the correct answer, otherwise they will not be able to move on. nine0005

This is a simple game that teaches simple calculation and arithmetic problem solving skills under time constraints.

#### #6 - Math Master

** Best for: ** Ages 12+

Math Master is perhaps the most appropriate interactive math game for learners of all ages: kids as young as 8 enjoy simpler things and adults as global tasks.

It has categories of arithmetic problems that can be solved individually, such as division or subtraction problems, or if you want to mix it all up, you can get this as well. nine0005

It has true/false arithmetic problems, as well as equality and memory questions. While it doesn't have the same sense of adventure that other math games for learners on this list have, it's perfect for preparing for simple exams and helps overcome any difficulty students face when solving arithmetic problems.

#### #7 - 2048

** Best for: ** Age 12 +

2048 , Math games in the classroom or even an online game is kind of a wildcard in this list. It's more like a puzzle game, but addictive enough for students to learn multiplication as they go.

It works on a grid of tiles, each with a number that merges when you place two tiles with the same number. This game is perfect for most learner ages, but perhaps best suited for older learners as it requires a unique strategy to try and hit the total 2048.

While this mostly works as a puzzle, it certainly increases classroom engagement and can act as a great icebreaker as students are likely to be thinking about numbers for a long time.

2048 is a free game compatible with Android and IOS devices. You can also play it on a laptop using the link above for better viewing in class.

#### #8 - Quento

** Best for: ** Ages 12+

Speaking of puzzles. Quento is a unique and enjoyable classroom math puzzle game for students of all age groups (but perhaps best for older students).

In Quento, students must complete a number by adding or subtracting the various available numbers. It works with simple addition and subtraction of numbers, but like 2048, it works with moving tiles to available spaces.

If the sum of number tiles equals the target number, the player receives a star; once all the stars are unlocked, the player can move on to the next round. This is a colorful and addictive puzzle game with various tasks and arithmetic problems. nine0005

This is also a great logic game as it helps students think on multiple levels at once.

#### #9 - Cartoon Math

** Best for: ** Ages 6 to 14

Cartoon Math, Classroom Math Games is a fun school math game, and not just in the sense that it is * with suspicion * is similar to the popular game * Temple Run * .

In the game, the student's character is being chased by a monster, and the student must use the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication to get away from it. Specifically, the students encounter math problems along the way, and they must jump onto the track with the correct answer to keep the monster running. nine0005

This is a very cute, interesting and well structured game that is ideal for children from grades 1 to 5 learning basic arithmetic.

Aside from copyright infringement, it has a good balance of adventure, fun and a sense of learning that * Temple Run * certainly doesn't have.

Basic Toon Math features are free, but upgrades can cost up to $14.

#### #10 - Master of Mental Mathematics

** Best for: ** Ages 12 +

Mental Math Master , Classroom Math Games, as the name suggests, is a mind game. There are no adventures, characters or storylines here, but the game has interesting and challenging levels, each requiring a new strategy and approach to problem solving.

Because of this, it is better suited for older students than younger ones. This also applies to the content of the game, which focuses a bit more on higher levels of mathematics, including logarithms, square roots, factorials, and other more advanced topics. nine0005

The questions themselves are not so simple; they require a bit of sharp thinking. This makes it the perfect math class game for students who want to test their math skills and prepare for even more difficult arithmetic problems.

## Top 10 math games in class for bored students K12

Here we have a list of ** 10 math games for class ** . It can be great icebreakers, brain breaks, or just games to play if you have some free time. nine0005

Learning is not easy in the world of Xbox and PlayStation. Math students, like all other students, experience all sorts of distractions, and with the digitization of just about everything around us, it's hard for them to focus on their numbers...

...unlawfully fun games to play in class anyway. If you're a math teacher and are struggling to capture the attention of students in the digital age, there are a few classroom math games that work. * with * rather than against the often innate desire of students to play

### Get More Tips

**4 Benefits of Classroom Math Games**

- Classroom Math Games
**covers nearly all**math topics, offering students fun regardless of class. These games, from elementary to high school students, cover the whole gamut of simple concepts like addition and subtraction, to more complex ones like algebra and trigonometry. - Teachers can use these games to make lessons boring
**is nicer than**. Younger students can play as cute colorful characters to solve problems, while older students can get more addicted to puzzles. - Math games at school represent the curriculum in
**Novel, in a different way.**At first glance, this looks like a normal fun game, but at each level of the game, students learn a new concept and a new strategy that helps to motivate and engage them in the subject. - Math games and quizzes at the end of the lesson can help students practice what they just learned in class. It helps to better understand the concepts and makes
**long learning process more productive**.

- Country of Mathematics
- AgaSlides
- Math Game Prodigy
- Komodo Math
- Monster Math
- Master of Mathematics
- 2048
- Quento
- Cartoon Math
- Mental Math Master

### 10 Math Games to Play in the Classroom

Here is a list of 10 interactive math games for students to help develop problem solving skills by overcoming fun math problems. Just bring them to the big screen and play them with your class, live or online. nine0005

* Let's dive into ... *

#### #1 - Math Land

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 12

To complete the level, students must use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and counting to help the protagonist Ray navigate through different parts of the sea in search of hidden treasures. nine0005

MathLand has 25 levels full of surprises and challenges to help your students build core concepts with 100% attention and participation. All the main features of the game are free and compatible with all Android and IOS devices.

#### #2 - AhaSlides

** Best for: ** Age 7 +

Naturally, there's always the option to make your own math game in class very quickly.

With the right quiz tool, you can create a math quiz for your students to complete together in class or alone at home. nine0005

The AgaSlides team math game that makes all your students buzz might be just what the doctor ordered for musty, unresponsive classrooms. All they need is a phone or tablet to send their responses in real time, just like Kahut.

Cool Math GamesAs a bonus, AhaSlides has a free play tool. spinning wheel games, many of which are great for math. Use it to randomly select students, give random equations, or play tons of icebreaker math games together! nine0005

After a quiz or game, you can see how everyone did with a full class report showing the questions the students faced and the ones they did well.

For teachers, AhaSlides has an exclusive offer for just $1.95 per month, or completely free if you teach in small classes.

Take a free math test!

**#3 -**Prodigy Math Game

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 14

This game has a variety of activities to help you learn an impressive 900 math skills.

The Prodigy Math Game is specifically designed to teach fundamental math concepts and not only covers a wide range of RPG math quests, but also provides the teacher with the ability to easily track the progress of the entire class at once, as well as individual students. nine0005

It comes with an automatic assessment option that evaluates the student for their performance at any level of the game. All of these assessments happen in real time, eliminating the need to submit grades or repeat homework.

#### #4 - Komodo Math

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 16

Komodo Math is specifically designed to help both teachers and parents build math foundations for their kids. It works on a rewarding basis with personalized options that can be modified to suit student needs. nine0005

What's great about this classroom math game is that it's not just class-specific. Parents can also work with this app at home, and students can do math without having to be in the classroom.

It runs on a Duolingo-style leveling system and boasts a dashboard to help track progress. It shows how well the student is doing and also helps to highlight the categories in which the student is having difficulty. nine0005

Komodo Math is compatible with regular Android and IOS phones and does not require a special device.

#### #5 - Monster Math

** Best for: ** Ages 4 to 12

Monster Math helps kids practice math while having fun and having fun with very well thought out storylines and characters.

The game allows students to play the role of a monster who must fight enemies to protect one of his friends. To complete a level, students must work within a limited time to find the correct answer, otherwise they will not be able to move on. nine0005

This is a simple game that teaches simple calculation and arithmetic problem solving skills under time constraints.

#### #6 - Math Master

** Best for: ** Ages 12+

Math Master is perhaps the most appropriate interactive math game for learners of all ages: kids as young as 8 enjoy simpler things and adults as global tasks.

It has categories of arithmetic problems that can be solved individually, such as division or subtraction problems, or if you want to mix it all up, you can get this as well. nine0005

It has true/false arithmetic problems, as well as equality and memory questions. While it doesn't have the same sense of adventure that other math games for learners on this list have, it's perfect for preparing for simple exams and helps overcome any difficulty students face when solving arithmetic problems.

#### #7 - 2048

** Best for: ** Age 12 +

2048 , Math games in the classroom or even an online game is kind of a wildcard in this list. It's more like a puzzle game, but addictive enough for students to learn multiplication as they go.

It works on a grid of tiles, each with a number that merges when you place two tiles with the same number. This game is perfect for most learner ages, but perhaps best suited for older learners as it requires a unique strategy to try and hit the total 2048.

While this mostly works as a puzzle, it certainly increases classroom engagement and can act as a great icebreaker as students are likely to be thinking about numbers for a long time.

2048 is a free game compatible with Android and IOS devices. You can also play it on a laptop using the link above for better viewing in class.

#### #8 - Quento

** Best for: ** Ages 12+

Speaking of puzzles. Quento is a unique and enjoyable classroom math puzzle game for students of all age groups (but perhaps best for older students).

In Quento, students must complete a number by adding or subtracting the various available numbers. It works with simple addition and subtraction of numbers, but like 2048, it works with moving tiles to available spaces.

If the sum of number tiles equals the target number, the player receives a star; once all the stars are unlocked, the player can move on to the next round. This is a colorful and addictive puzzle game with various tasks and arithmetic problems. nine0005

This is also a great logic game as it helps students think on multiple levels at once.

#### #9 - Cartoon Math

** Best for: ** Ages 6 to 14

Cartoon Math, Classroom Math Games is a fun school math game, and not just in the sense that it is * with suspicion * is similar to the popular game * Temple Run * .

In the game, the student's character is being chased by a monster, and the student must use the concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication to get away from it. Specifically, the students encounter math problems along the way, and they must jump onto the track with the correct answer to keep the monster running. nine0005

This is a very cute, interesting and well structured game that is ideal for children from grades 1 to 5 learning basic arithmetic.

Aside from copyright infringement, it has a good balance of adventure, fun and a sense of learning that * Temple Run * certainly doesn't have.

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