Looking for a fun way to review math with your 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade kids? Our math games for kids are a hit with elementary school kids and their teachers. It’s because they are more than just regular task cards — it’s a fun mystery to solve! (Plus, it grades itself!)
Here’s how this math game for kids works: Each of the puzzles contains 12 multiplication or division problems. The correct answer for each math problem will allow the student to eliminate one or more “suspects” from the mysteries. Only when every math problem is answered correctly will the student be able to solve the mystery. It grades itself!
These puzzles help your students practice their math skills and gain new confidence. It also illustrates, quickly and easily, which kids may need some brushing up — this is simple to do, just play more!
At the end of the year, you can also use the math cards to introduce the next grade’s math! Our math games are flexible – you can also use for an easy review at back-to-school —- double duty!
What you get: There is a total of 48 math problems for each collection (there are bundles as well). You get both color and black and white task cards for easy printing – 4 task cards per sheet, 12 task cards per puzzle. And because these math task cards adhere to Common Core standards, we print them on the footer of all pages so you can find them in a hurry. You also get recording sheets and answer keys.
Here’s links to all our different math games for kids:
Here’s how you can use these new math task cards:
- You can laminate them for use over and over.
- Print the black and white version on colored paper for ink-savings.
- Whip out these summer-themed task cards as a fun bell-ringer, a non-food reward, or as a math center.
- Project the cards for whole group learning – the mystery theme makes it a fun group activity as well.
Each of the 4 puzzles takes about 20 minutes to complete, so you have a lot of flexibility built into the set.
You can also get the bundle for:
- math games for 3rd grade
- math games for 5th graders
- math games for 4th graders.
Here’s a photo of how you could print these on brightly colored paper for grade differentiation:
We hope you enjoy these math games for your kids as much as we enjoyed crafting them for you — almost as much as making the St. Pats day origami puppet!
The puzzlemonster. Lifelong puzzle maker, animal lover, total nerd. Husband to Android developer.