People always ask whether they can keep using math games for middle school (and high school) or if they should stick to more formal lesson plans when their kids finish elementary school. My answer is a resounding, YES, keep using these fun and helpful tools with your older kids.
Math is one of those subjects that can be challenging to teach as kids get older and boring to review no matter what grade your child is in. That’s why I will use a math game (math board game, math dice game, and math card game) whenever I can. My kids seem to learn better when they’re having fun and there’s less pressure.
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Math Games for Middle School and High School
Wondering why you should incorporate games into your math lesson plans? According to Marilyn Burns, a nationally known mathematics educator, playing math games with students is beneficial for:
• “providing students practice with skills;
• giving students ways to apply mathematical ideas to problem solving situations and develop strategic thinking, important aspects of mathematical thinking;
• building students’ interest in and appreciation for mathematics by engaging them in enjoyable activities and challenges;
• supporting the idea that learning can (and should) be as fun as possible.”
Additional Math Resources for Teens
Middle School Math Resources
High School Math Resources
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