Math Match It (all grades)
Yavheh Hebrew Academy
Reinforce fundamental math fluency skills while playing
this fantastic game.
Materials and Preparation:
Each student should be given (or can create by folding)
a 5 by 5 grid on paper. This can be a standard size blank
paper or even a half sheet. Students will need pencils
and a highlighter OR pencils and small plastic chips
to cover their squares.
whole class or partner groups
This mathematical variation of BINGO is captivating
at any level.
Level 1 - Students working on addition
and subtraction fluency can choose from any 30 different
whole numbers (chosen by the teacher) which will be the
answers to standard addition and subtraction problems.
For example, if student writes the number "2" on
their grid and the teacher calls "8-6" then
the student can place a token on the grid. If tokens
unavailable, use a highlighter to highlight the number
or put an x in one of the corners.
Repeat procedure until a student either gets a row
of numbers blocked out, or a page blocked out first!
2 - Play this same game using products to fill in the
square. Example- student chooses from a list of products
provided by teacher. Teacher takes turns calling out
multiplication problems and if student has the product
on their grid, they take turns blocking it out.
Level 4- Adding and subtracting decimals or
fractions (use fractions and decimal numbers to fill
in grid and call out corresponding math problems).
5 - Algebra: Teacher calls out problem such as 5x-4=16
and student would have to solve for x and find x on their
Student to block off one row wins first round
Student to block off two consecutive rows or columns
Keep playing until student gets a black out!
Comments or Variations:
Adapt this game for any particular math fluency skill!