In need of math centers for 3-5th grades

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  1. mardi08

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    Help! I need some math center games to use in class. I'm looking for multiplication, money, time, addition, subtraction - basics

    Thanks!:help:
     
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    Multiplication - Times Table Checkers.. Set out a checker board.. on the bottom of each piece tape a multiplication fact... when a student jumps his/her oppenent's piece, he/she must turn the chip over and answer the fact correctly in order to take it..

    Money.. something to do with taking orders at a restaurant .. coming up with totals and giving change could work..
     
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    Go to You Tube and do a search for the math game called "bump," my 4th graders LOVED it!!! Card games like war, dice games, bingo are all great. One of my easiest and best loved centers is what I call "multiplication wipe off boards." I laminated a bunch of timed tests and the kids complete them using dry erase markers. With these we also play a game I called popcorn in which the kids sit in a circle, each one has one of the multiplication wipe off boards. They start completing the problems and when I call "popcorn" the kids pass their board to the person next to them, clockwise. This goes on and on until someone completes the board. If that board is all correct, they "win." If it has mistakes, the game goes on. It's really fun and I make sure to include a variety on the boards, like all the 2's facts, some all mixed up, etc. They LOVE this game!!!
     
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    I don't know what your budget is like, but I purchased Learning Pallete math kits and my kids love it! They work independently and it is self checking.
     
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    I haven't come across either one of those sites before, GoldenPoppy. Thanks for posting!

    My students enjoyed several of the games from Laura Candler's website in 5th grade, so I'll be using some with my 4th graders next year. If I can find my bookmarked links, I'll try and remember to add some more here.
     
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    Math Centers

    To practice perimeter:

    Take a regular 8.5" x 11" piece of paper and have students make three straight cuts, and make a new polygon by putting all the pieces together. They give their new polygon a name and measure the perimeter and color it up for an simple art project as well.
     
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    Math games are a great way for centers because they can run themselves. We also have these things called versatiles. Check them out too.
     
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    I have found this website to be GREAT as well. Currently I am compiling a list of possible centers for my new resource site. I'll keep you in mind.
     
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    Last year I took an egg carton and wrote numbers in the bottom of the lulls. then I put two small marbles in them. The kids would shake the carton and then have to multiply the numbers that the marbles would land on. I used this for multiplication, but it could easily be used for other functions! The best part is, it's easy to differentiate because you can have several egg cartons, with smaller or larger numbers for the kids to use!
     
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    Reviving this thread for most recent math games thread started. I think the LearnNC link I provided in the newer thread is a little different, though. :) It's ok... we have it!
     

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