## Kid Math Games for the Classroom, Home and Beyond

Adapted from ImaginationSoup

Math isn’t just for school – it’s in your daily life, too. Find the opportunities to weave in math practice with your kids throughout the day, and incorporate easy math games into classroom activities. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

**1. Breakfast Math**

CEREAL: How many 1/4 cups to fill up your cereal bowl? (**estimation**)

¼ CUP PLUS: What do those fractions add up to make? (**addition of fractions**)

TIME TO GO: How many minutes until we leave? How many hours until you return home? (**elapsed time**)

** 2.** **Sports Math**

GAME SCORES: There is lots of math in all sports – think of adding, subtracting, and averaging . . . See this post about basketball math. (**ratios, subtraction**)

** 3. Car Math**

LICENSE PLATES: Look at the three numbers on license plates and add them up. (**addition**)

** 4. Restaurant Math**

HOW MUCH? Round everyone’s meal price to the nearest dollar. (**estimation**)

PRICE OF MEAL: Add up the items ordered before you get the bill! (**decimal addition**)

TIP: Figure out the tip. Move the decimal to get 10%, double it and voila! You have your tip. (**percentage**)

**5. Home Math**

OBSERVE: Search for patterns in your house or in nature. (**geometry**)

BOOK: How many more pages left to read in your book? (**subtraction**)

EVEN STEVEN: Divide up the food you’re eating into equal parts. (**division**)

**OTHER SUPER FUN MATH GAMES . . .**

**Math War.** Use a deck of cards and play War. The winner is the one who can add up the sum fastest.

**Monopoly**

Melissa Taylor is a freelance writer and blogger, an award winning educational blogger at ImaginationSoup.net, an award winning teacher with a M.A. in Education, the Book Editor-at-Large for Colorado Parent Magazine and a parent of two children, ages 6 and 9.