Most arithmetic educators realize that classroom math games can teach as well as a lecture or a workbook. As has been noted on TeachHUB.com:
“Games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks like teaching math facts, grammar rules and vocabulary, reviewing for tests or even completing lab experiments. Adding an element of competition motivates and energizes students.”
Certain activities, when carried out properly, can also bring about a spirit of cooperative learning. Also noted on TeachHUB.com: “Games are actually vital teaching tools that will allow your students to develop their collaborative skills. At times, you may see that some groups are arguing; however, the discussion and communication will improve as they gradually develop their collaborative skills.”
But it takes time, energy and creativity to create a set of classroom math games that will engage your students, get them working together and, more importantly, get them to fully absorb the lesson.
Fun Classroom Math Games
Fortunately, TeachHUB.com frequently features ways to incorporate that element of competition into your daily lesson plans. Recently we posted an article on doing just that, an article that featured classroom math games, including Bingo, Family Feud, Ping Pong and more. But we are not limited to merely publishing articles about games in the classroom. At TeachHUB.com, our expertise runs the entire educational gamut, from articles about discipline to teaching vocabulary to adopting a class pet.
Beyond articles, TeachHUB.com includes reviews of educational technologies, writing prompts, turnkey lesson plans and more. TeachHUB.com is all created by teachers, for teachers, so you know our material is well-sourced. Dig deeper into the website and you’ll also find a lively discussion forum, where educators from around the world share ideas in a spirit of cooperation. It’s fun!