Showing posts with label mathematics games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mathematics games. Show all posts

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Where to Find and How to Use the New Kahoot Math Games

Earlier this week Kahoot launched a new featured called Kahoot Studio. Studio is a curated collection of math games made by Kahoot and aligned to Common Core standards. In the future Kahoot will be adding games for other subjects.

I received a couple of emails from readers looking for more information about Kahoot Studio. In particular, one person wanted to know if she could modify the math games in the Kahoot Studio. Yes, you can modify the games. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to find the new Kahoot math games and how to modify them.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Math Trail - Map Based Math Trivia Challenges

Math Trail from HeyMath! is a series of map based math trivia challenges. Math Trail offers six thematic games. Each game follows a trail of locations that students have to find by using the clues provided. If they get stumped they can click "show location" but they lose the point value for the question. When they arrive at the correction location students have to answer the multiple choice math question presented to them before moving on to the next question in the trail.

Applications for Education
Math Trail provides a nice blend of geography questions and math questions appropriate for 5th to 7th grade students. You could create your a similar game yourself through Google Maps.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Make Your Own PBS Cyberchase SMART Board Game Show

PBS Kids Cyberchase website offers dozens of  educational games for students in grades three through five. The games are intended to help students develop their skills in mathematics, logic, and pattern recognition. Students who have PBS Kids accounts can keep track of the games they've played and rank the games they've played.

If you would like to make your own game for your SMART Board, check out the PBS Kids Lucky Star Game Show template. The template contains 150 questions that can be used to create games. One of the activities that you can develop using the template is a "game show" featuring your students' favorite Cyberchase characters.

Applications for Education
PBS Kids Cyberchase games and the SMART Board template could be useful for elementary school mathematics lessons. Students can play the games individually then come together to participate in a group activity using the SMART Board activities you develop with the PBS Kids template.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Math vs. Zombies - A Halloween Math Game

Math vs. Zombies is a free iPad game with a Halloween theme. The game is has three virtual worlds each containing ten levels of basic math problems. The object of the game is to correctly solve as many math problems as possible before the zombies catch you. The math of the game is basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Applications for Education
If you're comfortable having your students play math games that have a zombie and Halloween theme Math vs. Zombies offers engaging practice activities. Tap to Learn, the producers of Math vs. Zombies, offers a few non-zombie math games if you're looking for something else to try on your iPad.

Friday, August 31, 2012

A+ Click - Mathematics Games for All Grades

A+ Click is a free site full of online mathematics games for students at all grade levels. You can find games on A+ Click by selecting a grade level then selecting a topic. Alternatively, you select just a topic or just a grade level and browse through all of the games. Students do not need to register in order to play the games.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for some good practice activities for your students to use at home, A+ Click could be a good site to link to your classroom blog. Students receive instant feedback on every question. When students answer enough questions correctly they are asked if they want to move up to the harder level or stay at the same level.

H/T to Kathleen Morris and Sue Waters.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fun, Free Math Video Games on Math Moves U

Math Moves U is a fun math video game site. Math Moves U has three levels of difficulty; grade 6 or lower, grade 7, and grade 8 or higher. To play the games students first choose from one of eight customizable characters to be in the game. Then they walk through scenery, along the way they are confronted by math games that appear before them. Points are earned by answering math questions correctly.

Applications for Education
Math Moves U could a fun way to get students hooked on practicing and developing mathematics skills. If you have students register for an optional account, they can track their progress by keeping a running record of point totals.