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Middle School Math Games - eBook

Classroom-Tested Math Activities

Grades: 6-8


Grades: 6-8


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Spark the interest of even the most indifferent math student! There are 15 games in the Grades 6-8 book. The games build number sense, operational fluency, problem-solving strategies and give teachers and parents an alternative method to assess student performance and understanding. The math concepts and skills covered in each game are listed under each game, so teachers can select the appropriate games for the curriculum they are teaching.

Most of the games require only pencil, paper, and a pair of dice or a spinner. Each game has been classroom-tested numerous times and comes with clear, concise instructions and all reproducible master sheets necessary for playing. Instructions include a simple way to play a less challenging variation of the game or a more challenging variation. Instructions also include questions for further discovery, as well as, technology tips and teacher-management tips.

These games are also very helpful assessment tools since students love the games and are not reluctant to ask for help, because it improves their chances of winning the game. It is also common to hear students discuss and share their strategies with their peers. A study of the latest educational research has corroborated that there are a myriad of ways that games help children become proficient math learners.

  • Meaningful situations – for the application of mathematical skills
  • Motivation – children enjoy playing
  • Positive attitude – games reduce the fear of failure and error
  • Increased learning – increased interaction between children and more opportunities to test intuitive ideas and problem solving strategies
  • Different levels – games allow children to operate at different levels of thinking
  • Assessment – children’s thinking becomes apparent through actions and decisions they make during a game

Concepts for Grades 6-8
- Fractions/Decimals/Percent
- Positive and Negative Numbers (Signed Numbers)
- Prime and Relatively Prime Numbers
- Coordinate Geometry
- Order of Operations
- Area and Perimeter
- Exponents and Experimenting With Other Number Bases
- Evaluating Algebraic Expressions
- Math Vocabulary and Symbols
- Formulating Math Problem-Solving Strategies

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Product Details

Item#: 12062GEP
Author(s): Miryam Alter
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Instruction/Answer Guide
Media: eBook
License: Printable
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-935-1
Pages: 80

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"I’m a physical book person. I had a small learning curve (because I’m old) trying to figure out how to print certain pages, but I quickly figured it out. It was nice to be able to print one game at a time. This was helpful with the games that have pages to write on. If I had the physical book I would have had to make a copy. It was very convenient to print just what I needed from my computer.

We played a new game each week. This was a great pace for us. It gave us time to really understand and enjoy the math skills in the game. One of the games we liked was called “Greater than, Less than”. This one was challenging and fun. We used randomly chosen numbers, randomly decided if they were positive or negative and put them on the worksheet. This set them up to figure out if the sum, difference or product were greater than or less than in the equation. We even did this with fractions! This was a great way to review many math concepts. I will be using this again for many grade levels. I loved that these games target middle school students. This is an age where math is getting hard. Since these games are fun, it’s a great way to learn mastery!" - Trish Hackett,