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Math Games: 180 Reproducible Activities to Motivate, Excite, and Challenge Students, Grades 6-12

Math Games: 180 Reproducible Activities to Motivate, Excite, and Challenge Students, Grades 6-12

Judith A. Muschla, Gary Robert Muschla

ISBN: 978-1-118-04087-4

Feb 2011

240 pages



Math Games offers a dynamic collection of 180 reproducible activity sheets to stimulate and challenge your students in all areas of math - from whole numbers to data analysis - while emphasizing problem solving, critical thinking, and the use of technology for today's curriculum! Each of the book's activities can help you teach students in grades 6 through 12 how to think with numbers, recognize relationships, and make connections between mathematical concepts. You pick the activity appropriate for their needs . . . encourage the use of a calculator . . . or provide further challenges with activities that have multiple answers. Designed to be user friendly, all of the ready-to-use activities are organized into seven convenient sections and printed in a lay-flat format for ease of photocopying as many times as needed.
About the Authors.



Section 1: Whole Numbers.

1–1. There’s a Place for Everything.

Operations and Place Value.

1–2. Finding Missing Numbers.

Operations with Whole Numbers.

1–3. Finding the Largest and Smallest.

Operations with Whole Numbers.

1–4. A Number Chain.

Operations with Whole Numbers.

1–5. Which Is Greater?

Operations and Rounding with Whole Numbers.

1–6. The Trio Rounds to . . . .

Rounding Numbers.

1–7. A Fact About You.

Factors and Perfect Squares.

1–8. Who Am I?

Factors, Primes, and Composites.

1–9. Which One Does Not Belong?

Attributes of Numbers.

1–10. Cross Number Puzzle: Whole Numbers.

Number Puzzle.

1–11. The Powers of Primes.


1–12. Cubes and Squares.


1–13. An Exponential Typo.


1–14. Euclid and the GCF.

Greatest Common Factor.

1–15. Finding the LCM Using the GCF.

Least Common Multiple.

1–16. The Missing Symbols.

Order of Operations.

1–17. What a Mix-Up!

Order of Operations.

1–18. A Perfect 10.

Order of Operations.

1–19. Not-So-Famous Firsts for Presidents.

Order of Operations.

1–20. What’s Next?.


1–21. Numbers of All Kinds.

Types of Numbers.

1–22. Val’s Baby-Sitting Job.

Application of Numbers.

1–23. Is the Price Right?

Number Sense.

Section 2: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents.

2–1. Fractional Trivia.

Equivalent Fractions.

2–2. Odd Fraction Out.

Equivalent Fractions.

2–3. Don’t Be Redundant.

Fraction and Decimal Equivalences.

2–4. Out of Order.

Fraction Sequence.

2–5. Don’t Be Square.

Greatest Common Factor and Lowest Common Denominator.

2–6. Boxes and Numbers.

All Operations with Proper Fractions.

2–7. Think About This.

All Operations with Fractions.

2–8. Filling in Fractions.

All Operations with Mixed Fractions.

2–9. Making a Match.

All Operations with Mixed Numbers.

2–10. Not Really Complex at All.

Complex Fractions.

2–11. Making a Point.

Place Value.

2–12. More or Less.

Comparing Decimals.

2–13. What Comes First?

Decimal Order.

2–14. What’s the Point?

Decimals and Equivalent Fractions.

2–15. Decimal Round-up.

Rounding Decimals.

2–16. A Decimal Cross Number Puzzle.

All Operations with Decimals.

2–17. The Missing Link.

All Operations with Decimals.

2–18. Get the Point.

All Operations with Decimals.

2–19. At the Mall.

All Operations with Money.

2–20. Do You Have Some Change?

Money and Change.

2–21. Human Body Statistics.

Scientific Notation.

2–22. Celestial Facts.

Standard Form

2–23. Right and Wrong.

All Operations with Fractions and Decimals.

2–24. Mystery Ratios.


2–25. How Do You Rate?


2–26. What’s Cooking?


2–27. Finding the Third.

Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Equivalences.

2–28. Times Change.

Three Types of Percent Problems.

2–29. Percents with a Twist.

Three Types of Percent Problems.

2–30. Short Work of Percents.

Percents of Numbers and Percent of Increase.

Section 3: Geometry.

3–1. What’s the Angle?

Angles and Angle Pairs.

3–2. Quilting Lines.

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines.

3–3. Counting Sides.


3–4. Sometimes It’s Right!

Acute, Obtuse, and Right Triangles.

3–5. Find the Right Word.

Types of Triangles.

3–6. What’s My Line?

Lines of a Triangle.

3–7. Angles and Measures.

Angles of Parallel Lines and Transversals.

3–8. A Quadrilateral by Any Other Name.

Types of Quadrilaterals.

3–9. What’s the Measure?

Angles of Quadrilaterals.

3–10. A Polygon Word Find.

Terms of Polygons and Angles.

3–11. Always, Sometimes, Never.

Angles and Polygons.

3–12. Different and Yet the Same.

Angles and Polygons.

3–13. What’s the Relationship?

Angles and Polygons.

3–14. All, Some, or No.

Congruent and Similar Figures.

3–15. Finding the Proof.

Congruent Triangles.

3–16. Finding Right Triangles.

Pythagorean Theorem.

3–17. Figure This.

Special Right Triangles.

3–18. Picture This.

Lines of Symmetry.

3–19. Spinning Around.

Line and Rotational Symmetry.

3–20. Don’t Go in Circles!

Terms of a Circle.

3–21. A Circle Word Find.

Circle Terms.

3–22. Complete the Circle.

Lines and Angles of a Circle.

3–23. A Circular Chain.

Lengths of Segments in Circles.

3–24. 3-D Word Scramble.

Terms of Three-Dimensional Figures.

3–25. Finding 3-D Figures.

Three-Dimensional Figures.

3–26. A Great Swiss Mathematician.

Euler’s Formula.

Section 4: Measurement.

4–1. Going to Great Lengths.

Customary Units of Length.

4–2. The Long and Short of It.

Metric Units of Length.

4–3. Going the Distance.

Lengths of Segments.

4–4. Not Just for Cooking.

Customary Units of Liquid Measure.

4–5. Odd Measure Out.

Customary Units of Length, Liquid, and Weight.

4–6. Getting to the Basics.

SI Units.

4–7. Equal or Not Equal.

Metric Units of Length, Liquid, and Weight.

4–8. It’s About Time.

Computation with Time.

4–9. Never Enough Time.

Computation with Time.

4–10. Timely Words.

Words Relating to Time.

4–11. Coded Equations.

Units of Measure.

4–12. How Do You Measure Up?

Equivalent Measures.

4–13. Take Your Measure.

Miscellaneous Measures.

4–14. Matching Temperatures.

Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales.

4–15. A Matter of Degree.

Angle Measures.

4–16. A Slice of the Circle.

Angle Measures: Degrees and Radians.

4–17. Finding the Way Around.

Perimeters and Circumferences of Plane Figures.

4–18. Going Around in “Squares”.

Perimeters of Irregular Figures.

4–19. Sketching It Out.

Area and Perimeter of Squares and Rectangles.

4–20. Different Figures, Same Areas.

Areas of Plane Figures.

4–21. Drawing Geometric Figures.

Area and Perimeter of Plane Figures.

4–22. All Related.

Areas of Rhombi, Triangles, and Rectangles.

4–23. Going Full Circle.

Measurements of Circles.

4–24. Know What Formula to Use.

Perimeter, Circumference, and Area Formulas.

4–25. Formulas to the Max.

Advanced Area Formulas for Polygons.

4–26. A Step Beyond.

Areas of Volumes and Right Prisms.

4–27. Same and Different.

Volume and Surface Area.

4–28. What’s the Value?

Volume and Surface Area.

4–29. Double Trouble.

Various Measures of Length, Area, Volume, and Surface Area.

4–30. Measuring Up.

Customary Units of Measurement.

Section 5: Algebra.

5–1. Finding Solutions.


5–2. According to the Facts.


5–3. A Sweet Time Line.

Number Line.

5–4. A Place for Everything.

Number Line.

5–5. Finding Equal Expressions.

Addition and Subtraction of Integers.

5–6. Counting Down.

Multiplication and Division of Integers.

5–7. Finding the Largest and Smallest.

All Operations with Integers.

5–8. Integer Facts.

All Operations with Integers.

5–9. Parentheses, Please.

Order of Operations.

5–10. Numbers in Boxes.

Operations with Real Numbers.

5–11. Putting the Fun in Functions.


5–12. Finding the Fourth.


5–13. Absolutely Sure!

Absolute Value.

5–14. The Lucky 13.


5–15. An Equation Chain.


5–16. Matching Equations.


5–17. Not Quite Right.


5–18. Correct Solutions.


5–19. Get to the Point!

Coordinate Plane.

5–20. Common Knowledge.

Coordinate Plane.

5–21. A Shining Star.

Systems of Equations.

5–22. Doubletalk.

Systems of Equations.

5–23. A Radical Change.


5–24. Radical Matches.

Basic Operations with Radicals.

5–25. All in the Range.

Quadratic Functions with Perfect Squares.

5–26. And the Answer Is . . . .

Quadratic Equations.

5–27. Varying Values.

Quadratic Equations.

5–28. Common to Both.

Common Factors of Polynomials.

5–29. Something’s Wrong.

Linear Inequalities.

5–30. Absolutely Correct.

Absolute Value Equations and Inequalities.

5–31. Find the Functions.

Composite Functions.

5–32. Relativity.

Families of Functions.

5–33. Just Passing Through.


5–34. Defining Expressions.

Domains of Functions.

5–35. How Well Do You Function?

Algebra of Functions.

Section 6: Data Analysis.

6–1. Passing the Test.

Mean, Median, and Mode.

6–2. Inserting the Missing Data.

Mean, Median, and Mode.

6–3. Charting the Temperatures.

Line Graphs.

6–4. A Piece of the Pie.

Circle Graphs.

6–5. Mark That Date.

Simple Probability.

6–6. All About Data.

Data Displays.

6–7. A Matrix Chain.

Addition and Subtraction of Matrices.

6–8. The Missing Elements.

Matrix Multiplication.

6–9. The Odds Are . . . .

Probability and Odds.

Section 7: Potpourri.

7–1. Deuces Are Wild.

Basic Operations.

7–2. Finding Missing Numbers.

Basic Operations.

7–3. Make a Quiz.

Basic Operations.

7–4. Reading the Signs.

Basic Operations.

7–5. Wheeling Around.

Basic Operations.

7–6. Math Tic-Tac-Toe.

Equivalent Expressions.

7–7. It’s a Date.

Roman Numerals.

7–8. Left to Right or Right to Left.


7–9. What’s the Problem?

Word Problems.

7–10. And the Question Is . . . .

Word Problems.

7–11. You’re the Teacher.

Word Problems.

7–12. Finding Missing Information.

Word Problems.

7–13. Create a Pattern.


7–14. Signs.

Order of Operations.

7–15. Numbers and Values.


7–16. A Mixed-up Magic Square.


7–17. Math Word Chains.

Mathematics Vocabulary.

7–18. Finding the 10s.

Variables and Expressions.

7–19. Code Cracking.


7–20. Turning It Around.

Rotations, Translations, and Reflections.

7–21. What’s the Connection?

Numbers and Relationships.

7–22. Tracing Networks.


7–23. Very “Plane”.


7–24. The “Bases” of This Activity.

Bases 2, 5, and 8.

7–25. Sines, Cosines, and Tangents.

Trigonometric Ratios.

7–26. Cones, Cones, Cones.

Conic Sections.

7–27. Not Just for Techies.

Computer and Internet Words.

Answer Key.