Ch 3: Arithmetic Activities & Games

About This Chapter

Get your elementary students excited about doing arithmetic with the activities and games included in this helpful teacher resource chapter. Various topics are covered in this chapter, so you can adjust or add to your curriculum with ease.

Arithmetic Activities & Games - Chapter Summary

Our helpful teacher resource chapter is made up of games and activities about arithmetic that are sure to interest your elementary students. Games about multiplication and the commutative property are included here, as well as activities about long multiplication and subtraction. It's easy to make learning fun when you can access these resources on any smartphone, tablet or computer 24/7 to work at your convenience on your curriculum.

How It Helps

  • Builds knowledge: Your students will more fully understand multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000 when they can get involved in activities that allow them to work with these concepts in a hands-on way.
  • Reinforces concepts: Activities for 3-digit addition will help your students grasp how this arithmetic work is done and identify any steps where they're struggling,
  • Strengthens basic knowledge: Before moving on to more complicated subjects, walking your students through activities about column addition and split strategy multiplication will help them master the basics.

Skills Covered

Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Lead your students in repeated subtraction and subtraction with regrouping activities
  • Use games and activities to reinforce the commutative property of addition, multiplication and multiplication tables
  • Detail helpful division and column addition activities for elementary students
  • Teach your students about split strategy multiplication and long multiplication using activities
  • Utilize activities and lesson plans to show your students how to multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000
  • Understand how activities can help you teach long division and 3-digit addition

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Arithmetic Activities & Games
Commutative Property Of Addition Games & Activities

1. Commutative Property Of Addition Games & Activities

Part of teaching children about numbers is helping them understand the way operations work. This lesson focuses on teaching the commutative property of addition in fun and interactive ways.

Column Addition Activities

2. Column Addition Activities

This asset offers fun and interactive games for your students to work collaboratively as they practice adding in columns. The activities can be adjusted for any skill level.

3 Digit Addition Activities

3. 3 Digit Addition Activities

Practice is a great way to build confidence and solidify a foundation of learning. This asset offers multiple fun and interactive activities to give your students practice with 3-digit addition.

Split Strategy Multiplication Activities

4. Split Strategy Multiplication Activities

The activities offered in this asset will get your students moving in collaboration with their classmates as they participate in competitive games to practice split strategy multiplication. Alternatives and extensions are offered.

Repeated Subtraction Activities

5. Repeated Subtraction Activities

Repeated subtraction is a strategic method of learning to divide. The activities offered here provide active and fun practice for your lower elementary students to fully engage in repeated subtraction collaboratively and independently.

Subtraction with Regrouping Activities

6. Subtraction with Regrouping Activities

It can be hard for students to understand why subtraction with regrouping works. We can make it clearer and more explicit through subtraction with regrouping activities. Try these in your classroom.

Multiplying by 10, 100 & 1,000 Lesson Plan

7. Multiplying by 10, 100 & 1,000 Lesson Plan

This lesson plan may be used by teachers to help students understand how to multiply by ten, one hundred, and one thousand using mental math. Students will analyze patterns to help them quickly and easily solve equations.

Multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000 Activities

8. Multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000 Activities

Are you working on place value with your students? Learning to multiply by 10, 100, and 1,000 is an important place value skill. These elementary activities provide practice using competition, movement, and shopping exercises.

Multiplication Table Games

9. Multiplication Table Games

Learning multiplication facts is an important part of your students' math education. In this lesson, you'll learn how to enhance your teaching with fun games for learning multiplication facts.

Multiplication Activities for Elementary School

10. Multiplication Activities for Elementary School

Multiplication activities can help students understand the concept of multiplication as well as memorize multiplication facts. These activities utilize manipulatives and incorporate different learning styles in order to help facilitate effective instruction.

Long Multiplication Activities

11. Long Multiplication Activities

Long multiplication is the traditional method for teaching students how to multiply numbers that are two-digits or more. The following activities may be used with students to practice long multiplication.

Division Activities for Elementary School

12. Division Activities for Elementary School

Of all four major operations, division can be the most challenging for students to master. This lesson offers division activities that will help students make sense of what division is and how it works.

Long Division Activities

13. Long Division Activities

Long division is the most commonly taught method for finding the quotient for a problem in which the divisor contains two or more digits. These activities provide students opportunities to practice long division concepts.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken
More Exams
There are even more practice exams available in Arithmetic Activities & Games.

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Support