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Ch 2: Secondary Math Games & Activities

About This Chapter

Games and activities, when implemented correctly, can prove to be very effective in the classroom. This chapter presents examples of these study tools that you can use to teach your students math.

Secondary Math Games & Activities - Chapter Summary

The material presented in this chapter is valuable for all teachers interested in engaging students in math learning using games and activities to increase their participation. Some of the resources you will be presented with include the following:

  • Math games for various grade levels
  • Games and activities for metric conversion
  • Activities to use with distance formula
  • Middle and high school math brain teasers
  • Adult math brain teasers

Lessons have companion quizzes for you to check your understanding after you complete the lesson. You can log in with any mobile device to consult these resources whenever you have Internet access.

How It Helps

  • Builds instructor awareness: You'll discover games that help teach math principles.
  • Teaches engaging your students in your classroom: By learning activities useful in learning math, you can turn dry math topics into fun activities which benefit both the teachers and students.
  • Helps students succeed: You'll learn engaging activities that will help students succeed in your classroom.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Come up with games that apply to math learning
  • Provide brain teasers to your students to keep them interested in math principles
  • Use activities to go along with teaching specific math topics, like the distance formula and metric conversion

36 Lessons in Chapter 2: Secondary Math Games & Activities
7th Grade Math Games

1. 7th Grade Math Games

Help your students learn their seventh grade math skills and concepts with a few of these classroom games, including geometry, fractions, decimals, and percentages.

9th Grade Math Games

2. 9th Grade Math Games

Math can be challenging, but it is also possible to make it fun. Try some of these 9th grade math games to help students practice and improve their geometry and algebra knowledge.

Solving Word Problems: Teaching Strategies for Middle School

3. Solving Word Problems: Teaching Strategies for Middle School

At the middle school level, it is important to make sure that your math instruction is related to real world situations. This lesson offers some teaching strategies you can use to get your students successfully solving word problems.

Distance Formula Activities

4. Distance Formula Activities

The distance formula takes practice. Help your students get the practice they need with a few of these fun distance formula activities for use in your classroom.

Math Brain Teasers for Middle School

5. Math Brain Teasers for Middle School

Brain teasers are a great way to get your students' math brains working while breaking up the monotony of the classroom. This lesson provides many examples of math brain teasers as well as tips on how to integrate them into your curriculum.

Math Brain Teasers for High School

6. Math Brain Teasers for High School

Brainteasers can be a great way of giving students a break and doing something a bit more fun. Check out some of these ideas for brainteasers appropriate for high schoolers.

Math Brain Teasers for Adults

7. Math Brain Teasers for Adults

Children are not the only ones who benefit from brain teasers! Use the ones in this lesson to get your adult learners puzzling over numbers and logic.

7th Grade Common Core Math Activities

8. 7th Grade Common Core Math Activities

If you are teaching math to seventh graders according to the Common Core State Standards, you might be looking for specific activities to integrate into your teaching. The activities in this lesson help your students learn across the domains.

Sample GRE Math Questions

9. Sample GRE Math Questions

The GRE is an exam required for many graduate school admissions. This lesson gives some examples of GRE Math questions that are similar to the ones on the exam.

Common Core Geometry Activities for High School

10. Common Core Geometry Activities for High School

As a high school geometry teacher, you are probably interested in aligning your curriculum with the Common Core State Standards. This lesson gives you some activity ideas that will keep your students excited about learning.

Scale Factor Games & Activities

11. Scale Factor Games & Activities

Shapes, maps, and drawings are just a few of the ways scale factors can be used. These games and activities will teach students about scale factors, and give them some much-needed practice.

Estimating Square Roots Games & Activities

12. Estimating Square Roots Games & Activities

Even challenging square roots can be estimated if you know how. To give students practice in this process, why not try out a few of these activities and games?

Rational Expressions Activities

13. Rational Expressions Activities

Teaching your students about rational expressions does not have to be dull or done using rote instruction! The activities in this lesson will help bring your math pedagogy to life.

Composition of Functions Activities & Games

14. Composition of Functions Activities & Games

Helping students understand the composition of functions is not an easy task. This lesson offers you some activities and games that will help you make this aspect of math learning more interesting for yourself and you students.

Biorhythms Lesson Plan

15. Biorhythms Lesson Plan

You can educate your students about biorhythms with this helpful lesson plan. They will study a text lesson, take a related quiz about biorhythms, and also participate in a fun hands-on activity that will help to reinforce newly learned concepts.

Biorhythms: Definition, History & Calculation

16. Biorhythms: Definition, History & Calculation

From astrology to fortune tellers, people have been trying to predict their future for centuries. This lesson will explore one such technique (called biorhythms) and will describe its place as a pseudoscience, its history, and the formulas used to make the biorhythm graphs.

Perfect Squares Games

17. Perfect Squares Games

Helping students learn about perfect squares will help them with many advanced mathematical concepts. This lesson contains a few ideas for games that will make learning about perfect squares more engaging for students.

Movement Activities for Math

18. Movement Activities for Math

This lesson gives you ideas to use in your math class that will get students moving. Movement activities can be used in a variety of ways and across grade levels, making them a flexible go-to you can keep handy.

Fibonacci Sequence & the Golden Ratio Activities

19. Fibonacci Sequence & the Golden Ratio Activities

These activities will help students have a better understanding of the Fibonacci Sequence and the Golden Ratio. They will find out the history of who discovered each as well as use each to perform activities.

Pascal's Triangle Activities & Games

20. Pascal's Triangle Activities & Games

Pascal's Triangle is a unique number pattern that has many different applications in mathematics. Use these multi-sensory games and activities to help students learn about Pascal's Triangle.

Fractional Parts of a Set Activities

21. Fractional Parts of a Set Activities

If you're teaching your students about fractions, use these activities to help students understand how to find fractional parts of a set when working with concrete objects and numbers.

Explicit Formula Activities

22. Explicit Formula Activities

As you teach algebra to your students, you will want them to understand what an explicit formula is. This lesson offers activities that teach about different understandings of explicit formula.

Recursive Formula Activities

23. Recursive Formula Activities

A recursive formula for an arithmetic sequence requires the computation of each term in the sequence in order to properly calculate the subsequent term. This lesson provides activities that will help your students better understand recursive formulas.

Intersecting Chords Theorem Activities

24. Intersecting Chords Theorem Activities

The intersecting chords theorem can be used to help students understand the relationship between the segments of intersecting chords. Use these multi-sensory activities to help students learn how to use the intersecting chords theorem.

Negative Exponents Activities

25. Negative Exponents Activities

If you're looking for ways to help your students understand exponents, then teaching them about negative exponents is essential. Use these activities to help students solve and simplify expressions and equations with negative exponents.

Triangular Numbers Activities

26. Triangular Numbers Activities

If you're looking for some ideas to teach students about triangular numbers, you've come to the right place. This lesson includes some activities that will engage students in learning about these unique numbers in meaningful ways.

Solving Linear Equations Activities

27. Solving Linear Equations Activities

Algebra is exciting; convincing your students of this fact may be a bit difficult. This lesson offers fun, interactive, and competitive games and activities to get your students fully engaged in the process of solving linear equations.

Completing the Square Activities

28. Completing the Square Activities

Teach students what 'completing the square' means with this fun and interactive lesson. We'll lay out several activities you can use to teach with simple manipulatives, and that can be used with students who have varying levels of understanding.

Solving Problems with Money Lesson Plan

29. Solving Problems with Money Lesson Plan

Solving word problems presents a challenge for some students, but incorporating real-world applications often makes learning easier and fun. In this lesson, students will watch a video, answer discuss questions, complete an activity and take a quiz.

Solving Problems with Time Lesson Plan

30. Solving Problems with Time Lesson Plan

Help your students understand that many hands mean light work. In this lesson plan, you will help your students explore the work rate formula to prove that working together gets tasks accomplished quicker.

Basic Operations and Equations Activities for Middle School Math

31. Basic Operations and Equations Activities for Middle School Math

As a middle school math teacher, you are often tasked with reminding your students how to compute equations using the basic operations. This lesson offers some activities you can use to supplement your instruction.

Inverse Operations in Math Lesson Plan

32. Inverse Operations in Math Lesson Plan

Consider using this lesson to help students learn about inverse operations and how to apply them when solving mathematical problems. A kinesthetic activity involving the use of beach balls to create and solve equations is included.

Problem Solving Strategies & Activities for Middle School Math

33. Problem Solving Strategies & Activities for Middle School Math

As a middle school math teacher, you want to give your students plenty of opportunities to solve problems, as well as strategies for doing so. This lesson offers a series of strategies and activities you can use!

Proportional Relationships & Linear Equations Activities for Middle School

34. Proportional Relationships & Linear Equations Activities for Middle School

As a middle school math teacher, you want your students to understand the concept of proportional relationships and linear equations. This lesson offers some activities you can use to supplement your instruction.

Thanksgiving Math Activities for High School

35. Thanksgiving Math Activities for High School

Using math activities based on Thanksgiving will keep your students focused and engaged as they anticipate the holiday. These activities were designed with high school students in mind.

Linear Regression Activities

36. Linear Regression Activities

Linear regression is a very useful statistical model. These activities can help your students find new and interactive ways to think about linear regression and statistics.

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