Math Memory Games for Upper Elementary Students

I finally finished!  My new game series "Trilogy" is finally a reality!  I have been simmering on this one for quite a while, and I proud to say that the first edition is complete!  I would LOVE feedback on it, so if you have time, pop over to my store and check it out.  The idea came to me out of a need...a need for intermediate kids to have fun ways to independently practice many of the concepts we teach--but not in the "cute", primary way that so many games and activities are designed.  I hope this "big kid" memory game series will be just such a tool for grades 3-6 teachers like me!  Let me know what you think--and watch for more editions coming soon...I have others in the works!

Math games for "Big Kids"!

Much like a typical memory game, students lay out an array of cards and look for matches.  The big difference is that THESE games need THREE matches, not just two!  It adds a level of challenge to the game--and increases the fun and engagement. Not only that, but students REALLY get talking about the math...whether it be to "discuss" whether a trilogy is really made, or to point out mistakes--or just to moan when TWO cards match but the third does not!
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Having watched my students play this game, I could not believe the great discussions it generated!  I'd love for you to check them out...here are the covers of a few of them!  You can easily modify them by using less "trilogies" or by having students work in pairs.  Check out these great topics!

Playing math games is great--but when math games can lead to improved math talk and collaboration--even better!  This set of math games gets students talking about math while having fun along the way!  Third grade math, fourth grade math, math games, math memory games, place value, place value games, equivalent fractions, equivalent fractions game, metric conversion game, math centers, math workshop

Playing math games is great--but when math games can lead to improved math talk and collaboration--even better!  This set of math games gets students talking about math while having fun along the way!  Third grade math, fourth grade math, math games, math memory games, place value, place value games, equivalent fractions, equivalent fractions game, metric conversion game, math centers, math workshop

Let me know what you think--and if you have other versions you would like to see!

Meg





2 comments

  1. This is a great idea! Any thoughts about doing one of measurement - mm, cm etc. My kiddies struggle with that

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  2. What a great idea! I will add it to my list...that is something my kiddos struggle with too--watch for it on my store! Tell you what...I'll get it ready, and you can get it for free because YOU are my 20th follower! I am so excited! I have been secretly waiting for that milestone! Are you following me on TpT? When I can get that one ready, I'll email you a copy for free! THANKS!

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