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Diffy is a fun subtraction game that will get your students thinking about subtraction strategies. You can play it with whole numbers, integers, fractions, and more!

Diffy – A Fun Subtraction Game!

Diffy is great for practicing subtraction, but it also requires students to think logically and identify patterns. It can be played with integers, negative numbers, fractions, decimals, and money, but I think it is most fun with whole numbers. It’s great for kids, but adults enjoy playing, too. Begin by writing four different numbers into the four circles on each of the outer corners. Fill

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This math scavenger hunt will have your students doing math without even realizing it! Sometimes making math into a game is the best way to have students practice.

Math Scavenger Hunt

Here is a fun math scavenger hunt to try with your students! How many zeroes are in one million? What is an object that is exactly five inches long? How many prime numbers come before 100? How many nickels are in twenty dollars? What do all the numbers on a computer keyboard add up to? What is the circumference of your head? How many stacked

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Send your students on a multiplication scavenger hunt--right in your own classroom! There are tons of things in your classroom that can be turned into multiplication problems, giving your students much-needed practice in multiplying. Check out this list of ideas for a scavenger hunt!

Send Your Kids on a Multiplication Scavenger Hunt

Multiplication problems are hiding all around the classroom, just waiting to be discovered by your students. Next time your class is feeling restless, and you just can’t bear to make them do another set of math problems, give everyone a clipboard (or every pair–this would be a terrific activity to do with a partner) and challenge them to find and solve as many multiplication problems

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Find X

Today I stupidly lost a document. I am too frustrated to write a wonderfully inspirational post or even a useful one, so instead I offer this, in hopes that it will at least make you laugh. I wish my document was “x.” Fun Math Enrichment Educational Scavenger Hunts

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Are you working on symmetry in your math class? Try this fun symmetry game with your students. It will have them not only learning more about symmetry, but it will also help them learn more about spatial awareness and graphing.

Symmetry Game: Guess my Grid

Here is a fun game for practicing symmetry. The game can be played in pairs or as a whole class, and it’s based on the game Battleship. Each player uses a grid to create a symmetrical pattern. An 8×8 grid works well. You can have students make their own grids using graph paper or you can download the game here for free.   Tips for

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Pentominoes provide an excellent opportunity to teach and practice creative and flexible thinking. This post explains how you can teach a lesson about pentominoes in your classroom, which is sure to get your students working hard to figure out all of the different pentomino shapes!

Generating Pentominoes

How many unique pentominoes can you generate with five squares? Exploring that question is a great way to introduce a unit on pentominoes. Using pentominoes improves spatial skills. Generating them is also a great way to practice flexible thinking. To do this activity you will need: Five identical squares for each child (could be plastic or cut from tagboard) Graph paper Pencil Five teacher squares

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