The Best Math Board Games for Middle School

These are some of the best math board games for middle school and are educational games that should definitely be in regular rotation in your homeschool.

This list includes standard board games as well as card and dice games. There’s something for everyone.

Playing them will help your tween work on mental math skills, maths facts, spatial reasoning, and money management.

Wooden math game board

If you’ve never added board games to your math lesson plans, now’s the time to start. Your kids will be so excited to step outside of the textbook for a minute to play instead.

Math Board Games for Middle School

Math is one of those subjects that can be challenging to teach and boring to review. Unfortunately, consistent practice is the only way for kids to truly master math concepts.

As tweens continue moving ahead in their math curriculum, they still need to work on the stuff they learned previously while also building their mental math skills.

And this can often lead to frustration and sometimes tears. Math was a challenging subject for my oldest, and I tried everything to make it enjoyable for her. The last thing I wanted after she struggled with a lesson was to give her more worksheets. So I turned to fun math activities instead.

One of the best ways to give kids the practice they need is through board games. It lets them engage in math outside their textbook and use it in real life situations.

You can play most of the games listed here in 30 minutes or less, so it’s easy to add them onto a math lesson. Or skip a day of formal teaching and pull out some games instead.

Want to get everyone involved? Add these titles to your next family game night and watch what happens when mom and dad have to do math. It’s hilarious. My kids love beating us in educational games like these.

No matter how you decide to play, it’s important that you show tweens that math can be interesting, engaging, and exciting.

Choosing a Math Game

Wondering how to choose a math game for older kids? Here are a few things to ask when determining whether a game will work for you.

  • Which math functions do you want to work on?
  • Do you want a fast-paced game or one where players take their time to solve equations?
  • Are you looking for a competitive game?
  • Do you want a board game that includes different variations of play?
  • Would you prefer to play as a group or for your tween to play individually?
  • Will multiple ages be playing together?
  • Do you want to focus mainly on mental math skills?

It seems quite complicated, but it really isn’t.

To find something that will fit your needs, it’s important to think about how and why you’ll use the game.

I would recommend getting a few different games that you can rotate between. Personally, we have several math games in our game closet.

What are some fun math games?

If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. I’ve made it easy for you. I’ve assembled a bunch of different styles of math games that will appeal to middle schoolers.

These may contain affiliate links.

As you can see, there are plenty of exciting games you can use with your tweens to help them build their math skills. It’s a great way to show kids just how fun math can be.

Collage of 4 different math board games for middle school.

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Educational Games

Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to add some games to your math lessons, here are more ideas for using games in your homeschool.

  • Work on geography skills with your tween with these fun geography games.
  • Build your middle schooler’s vocabulary with some word games.

Which math board game are you most excited about?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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