What is a great way to get your students to practice key math skills and stay engaged? Games! Here are a few of my favorite games for Fourth Grade Math!
- Multiplication by 10s & 100’s Task Cards and Game Board – This collection of 40 task cards is perfect for solving problems multiplying by 10 and 100 and multiples of tens and hundreds. There is a Board Game included to print or you could use the cards for a Scoot or Scavenger Hunt! Record sheet and answer key included!
- Place Value 4 Score – Written Form This includes 24 cards with written form of numbers in the thousands, millions, and up to 1 billion. The students find the number in standard form on the game board. Players earn tallies for completing rows of 4. The game is good for 2,3, or 4 players.
- Place Value Task Cards and Game Board: Your students will love these cute task cards for reading and writing Whole Numbers in standard form, expanded form and expanded notation as well as describing the relationship in base 10 through the 1,000,000,000 place. Use the task cards in centers, small group, or as a scoot game! Students can work independently or with partners to solve the problems. There are 32 Task Cards. There is also a coordinating game board included. Also includes record sheet and answer key!
- Comparing & Ordering Card Games Your students will have fun practicing math skills of comparing and ordering whole numbers with these game cards. This download includes printable pages for the game directions, cards, record sheets and suggestions for use.
For more great Fourth Grade Math activities, check out my Pinterest Board!
Some of my favorite memories of my elementary school years involve making crafts and playing games! My favorite craft was making gingerbread scented salt dough ornaments! But, anyone who teaches in this day and age knows we don’t always have time to do the fun stuff, right! So, to make the most of the season I sneak in a little holiday cheer as often as possible! Here are a few of my favorite ways to sneak in some fun when you have too much curriculum to cover or a dreaded math assessment to review for!
As simple as it sounds, white printer paper, colored markers and stickers or stamps can add a little holiday cheer to even the most dull math tasks! Here is an example of a Math Review I did yesterday with one of my Fourth graders. She has a test this week so we needed to spend some serious time reviewing fractions, but you can see that we still made it fun!
I bet you can figure out what my third graders are reviewing this week! Check out this simple array activity to practice multiplication! This could also be used for fact families!
But what if you have to work on a review with word problems? No problem! You make that into a present too! Take any review or set of task cards and have students make a cheerful answer sheet like this:
Well, if you know me at all, you know I LOVE MATH GAMES, so I will have to mention that you can turn any math skill into a game! Here is one of my favorites from my TpT Store:
I would love to hear some other ideas people have for adding a little holiday fun to math class! Leave a comment below with your favorite activity!
Geometry is one of my favorite units to teach! Maybe it is because I like to quilt so the patterns and shapes are fun for me! Maybe it is because there are so many hands on activities for my students! Some of my favorite activities for centers and/or workstations (math workshop) are:
I love to give my students tangrams and let them explore spatial relationships while building patterns and recreating patterns from books like “Grandfather Tang” and “Tangramables”. If you are lucky enough to have plastic sets of tangrams you can set them up in a center with the books and let your children explore with the shapes. If you need to make your own tangrams, you can download a free pattern here. Print on card stock and cut out. You can also find some cute cards for using tangrams here.
2. Make 3D Shapes:
Head over to Teaching Ideas For Those Who Love Teaching to See step by step how to make these awesome 3D Shapes with Marshmallows and Toothpicks! Yum!
Or … If you prefer paper shapes, Math Geek Mama has Free Printables to make your own shapes!
3. Geometry Scavenger Hunt:
Kids need to get out of their seat and move around! One of your best centers can be the scavenger hunt. Place questions around the room and give your students a record sheet to use while they work. For directions to make your own, see this post: Making A Scavenger Hunt. Or to use premade, print and go resources click here: Scavenger Hunt 1, or here Scavenger Hunt 2.
4. Task Cards:
These task cards are great for starting higher level discussions with your students. Students work together to answer questions identifying, comparing and analyzing critical attributes of 2 and 3 d shapes.
Hopefully you have a few computers in your classroom you can use for a station. Here are two good websites for Geometry: