In a recent Middle School Math Chat (#msMathChat, Mondays at 9PM EST), Adrienne, @shlagteach, suggested that we create a Google Doc compilation of games for math class. So, I created a Math Games for the Classroom Google Spreadsheet. The spreadsheet lists the game, the concept or standard the game teaches, and the rules for each game.
Please add a math game to the spreadsheet. You can add an individual game, or if you know of a collection of games, you can add it to the “Collections” page. Thanks so much to John Golden, @mathhombre, for adding the Collections page and several collections!
It would be really helpful if you have blogged about your game, so that you can go into detail explaining it, and then include a link to your blog post in the Spreadsheet. If you haven’t blogged about the game you want to add, this would be an excellent opportunity to do so!
Bill Carrera had an idea for a great activity using the spreadsheet. He had his students read the Math Games Google Spreadsheet and pick a game to learn and play. He even had the students create their own games and teach it to someone else!
I would love to hear any other great ideas or what you are doing in your classroom with math games!