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Making Math More Fun Board Games www.makingmathmorefun.com

Math Board Games

For School or Home Education

by Teresa Evans

Copyright 2005 Teresa Evans. All rights reserved.

Permission is given for the making of copies for use in the home or classroom of the purchaser only.

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1. Shape Race A game to revise shapes

2. Race to the Flag Compare numbers to 100, 1000 or 10,000

3. Lightning Race Revise addition and subtraction

4. Pairs Practice addition to 14

5. Pairs 100 Practice addition to 100

6. Spot the Difference Game 1 Practice subtraction to 10

7. Spot the Difference Game 2 Practice subtraction to 20

8. Star Struck - Addition Practice addition to 10

8. Star Struck - Subtraction Practice subtraction to 100

8. Star Struck - Division Practice division

9. Odd and Even Tag Revises odd and even numbers

10. Build A Pyramid Red Game Practice place value to 100

11. Build A Pyramid Yellow Game Practice place value to 1000

12. Forty-Five - Practice at adding to 45

13. Smiley A counting strategy game

14. Division Dice Practice dividing by 1-6

15. Remainders Practice division with remainders

16. Multiples Develops multiplication and division skills

17. Stars and Moons Multiples Revises multiples

18. Line of Three Revises basic math facts

19. Rows and Columns Game of strategy

20. Covers Additions Practice addition facts

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21. Covers Subtraction Practice subtraction facts

22. Covers Multiplication Practice multiplication facts

23. Covers Division Practice division facts

24. Covers Fractions Practice calculating fractions

25. Covers Percentages Practice calculating percentages

26. Make your own Covers Game Black Line Masters

Preparing the Board Games

Board Games can be printed and played in the size provided

or printed and enlarged on a photocopier.

Board Games can be printed onto card or printed onto card

and then laminated to make them more durable.

Use plastic markers, buttons or glass beads to play.

Some games require dice to play.

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1. Shape Race

Read and compare numbers

5+ years 2-4 players

Need Markers Dice

Board Game

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Players each put a marker on the

bottom (Start) of the board.

Players take turns to throw the dice.

The player then moves one space

onto a shape with the number of

sides shown on the dice.

For Example - If

1 is thrown a player

can only move onto a circle space.

A player can only move from one

space to an adjoining space in a

turn.

If a player cant move he can stay on

the same space. If a player doesnt

want to move backwards he doesnt

have to move.

The winner is the first player to reach

the top (Finish) of the board.

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2. Race to the Flag

Revise addition and subtraction

6+ years 2-4 players

Need Markers

Race to the Flag Game Board Cards for Race to the Flag numbers to 100 or Cards for Race to the Flag numbers to 1000 or Cards for Race to the Flag numbers to 10,000

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Cards for Race To the Flag Numbers to 100 Print and cut out cards below to play.

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Cards for Race To the Flag Numbers to 1000 Print and cut out cards below to play.

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Cards for Race To the Flag Numbers to 10,000 Print and cut out cards below to play.

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Race to the Flag

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Spread out the number cards face down beside the Game

Board.

Each player chooses a vehicle and puts a marker on it.

Each player turns over a number card and says the

number. Decide who has the largest number. The player

with the largest number moves their counter to the next

arrow. Return the cards and mix them up.

Repeat until the winner reaches the checkered flag.

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3. Lightning Race

Revise addition and subtraction

6+ years 2-4 players

Need Dice Markers

Board Game from the following page

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Each player puts a marker on the Start.

Players take turns to throw the dice. The player then

moves to the next space that has the value shown

on the dice.

If you land on a lightning bolt take the shortcut. If

there are no spaces left with that value stay still.

The winner is the first to reach the Finish.

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4. Pairs

Practice addition to 14

6+ years 2-4 players

Need Markers

Board Game from the following page

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Decide upon the number total

for the game to be played.

Choose 1

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or

14.

Players take turns to cover a

pair of numbers that add to

the total for the game.

The pair must be in squares

that are joined by a side, not

joined by corners.

Once a number has been

covered, it cannot be covered

again.

The last player who is able to

cover a pair is the winner for

that round.

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5. Pairs 100

Practice addition to 100

7+ years 2-4 players

Need Markers

Board Game from the following page

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Players take turns to cover a

pair of numbers that add to

the total for the game.

The pair of numbers must be

in squares that are joined by a

side, not joined by corners.

Once a number has been

covered, it cannot be covered

again.

The last player who is able to

cover a pair is the winner for

that game.

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6. Spot the Difference

Game 1

Practice subtraction to 10

6+ years 2 players

Need Markers

Board Game from the following page

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Spot the Difference Game 1

3 7 4 1 6 5 10

8 6 9 4 7 1 6

5 8 10 7 10 5 2

9 7 4 2 8 3 6

3 5 8 5 4 1 7

5 8 4 10 7 3 10

2 3 9 8 2 4 9

2 players Need markers, dice

Players take turns to roll the dice. When a player rolls the dice, the player then covers 2 adjoining numbers that have a difference of the number shown on the board. For example, if a player rolls 3, the player could then cover 4 and 1 in the top row. Once a number is covered, it remains covered. Remember the numbers covered must be beside each other or one under the other. A player wins when the other player is unable to cover 2 numbers on their turn.

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7. Spot the Difference

Game 2

Practice subtraction to 20

7+ years 2 players

Need Markers

Board Game from the following page

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Spot the Difference Game 2

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15 18 20 16 10 15 12

19 17 14 12 18 15 16

13 15 18 15 14 20 17

15 18 14 10 16 18 20

12 13 19 13 12 14 19

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2 players Need colored markers, dice

Players take turns to roll the dice. When a player rolls the dice, the player then covers 2 adjoining numbers that have a difference of the number shown on the board. For example, if a player rolls 5, the player could then cover 19 and 14 in the top row. Once a number is covered, it remains covered. Remember the numbers covered must be beside each other or one under the other. A player wins when the other player is unable to cover 2 numbers on their turn.

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8. Star Struck

Practice addition to 10, subtraction

to 100 or division.

5+ years 2- 4 players

Need Markers

Star Struck Game Board Cards for Star Struck Addition or Star Struck Subtraction or Star Struck - Division

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Cards for Star Struck Addition Print and cut out cards below to play.

2+4 1+1 3+6

0+5 4+5 6+1

6+4 3+3 6+2

2+2 2+5 4+1

1+3 4+0 7+3

4+4 3+5 3+0

2+1 5+5 2+7

4+2 2+3 8+2

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Cards for Star Struck Subtraction Print and cut out cards below to play.

55-48 76-72 34-32

74-68 51-49 47-46

98-97 21-17 65-60

77-70 55-45 88-83

67-61 33-27 42-36

50-47 90-85 40-39

61-55 27-23 62-57

48-46 67-66 44-40

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Cards for Star Struck Division Print and cut out cards below to play.

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142 153 164

189 2010 205

246 248 279

3010 324 366

369 4010 426

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Each player puts a marker on the Start.

Put the cards in a pile face down on the

cards space.

The first player picks the top card and

calculates the equation. The answer is the

number of spaces that the player moves

forward.

Play continues with each player picking a

card, telling the answer and moving forward

that number of spaces. The winner is the

first person to reach the finish.

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9. Odd and Even Tag

Practice at recognizing odd and even numbers

7+ years 2 players

Need Dice Markers

Board Game from the following page

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Odd starts

here

Even starts here

Odd and Even Tag

Odd and Even Tag a game for 2 players Need 2 different colored markers, dice

One player is odd, the other is even. Players put a marker on the odd or even space. Players take turns to throw the dice. If the number is an odd number the odd player moves forward that number of spaces. If the number is an even number the even player moves forward that number of spaces. The winner is the first person to catch up to or overtake their opponent.

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10. Build A Pyramid

Red Game

Practice place value to 100

7+ years 2-4 players

Need

Build a Pyramid Red Game Cards

Build A Pyramid Red Game Boards

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Cards for Build A Pyramid Red Game Numbers to 100 Print and cut out cards below to play.

3 tens and

5 ones

6 tens and

7 ones 8 tens

8 tens and

3 ones

1 ten and 9

ones

4 tens and

9 ones

7 tens and

3 ones

8 tens and

9 ones

6 tens and

3 ones

5 tens and

1 one

3 tens and

5 ones

1 ten and

7 ones

5 tens and

6 ones 9 tens

7 tens and

8 ones

3 tens and

6 ones

4 tens and

7 ones

1 ten and

3 ones

8 tens and

7 ones

7 tens and

4 ones

3 tens and

7 ones 4 tens

2 tens and

6 ones

1 ten and

8 ones

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2 - 4 players Each player takes a Build A Pyramid card. Spread out the small cards facing down.

Take turns to pick up a card. If the value of the card

matches your number, cover your number with the card. First person to cover all of their numbers is the winner.

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2 - 4 players Each player takes a Build A Pyramid card. Spread out the small cards facing down.

Take turns to pick up a card. If the value of the card

matches your number, cover your number with the card. First person to cover all of their numbers is the winner.

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