Category Archives: Math

Friends of 10 Card Game – Teddy counters

I have a small group of year 1 students who still aren’t quite grasping the idea of friends of 10, and others who are ready to start thinking about addition and subtraction. ¬†So I came up with this set of cards that can be used in a number of different...

Monster Times Tables Bingo

In this fantastic game your whole class will be entertained while learning their times tables facts. Designed with the “trickier” facts in mind, this game offers 32 different game boards and a set of caller cards with the times tables questions on them. Simply call out the questions and your...

Monster Times Tables Chain

Kids love games that involve talking to each other and moving around the classroom, and this one has both! The game has 3 sets of 12 cards that you can laminate and hand out to the students in your class. The students must then work out the answer to the...

Math or Dare – a fun game full of time tables facts

Do your students struggle to master random recall of those “tricky” times tables? Should they be able to tell you what 9 x 12 is without working it out? Are you a cool teacher who doesn’t mind a little noisy game time every now and again? Well then this game...

Teaching Place Value

Some students grasp the idea of place value quickly, easily, naturally.  Others, however, seem to really struggle with this aspect of number. This game is one I developed many years ago for my students and while it is very simple, it always WORKS! You will need a dice, a generous...