Math Games to Make Math Fun!
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Shiritori!
Target Maths: Any sums
Target grade: Elem 4 to adults
This is a great warm up game from Japan for older elementary or junior
high kids! The traditional way to play it is to write a word, then the
next kid comes and writes another word that begins with the last letter
of the previous word. Like this....
In this maths version the kids have to write a sum on the board. But the
first number of their sum has to start with the last number of the previous
sum e.g.
1 + 2 = 3
3 - 2 = 1
1 + 6 = 7
7 - 2 = 5 etc.
Here's how to play...
1. Split the kids into groups.
2. Start the stopwatch
3. The front person from each group writes a sum on the board e.g. "4
+ 2 = 6"
4. The next person from the group comes up and writes a sum that starts
with the last number of the previous sum. e.g. if the last sum was "4
+ 2 = 6" the new sum could be "6 - 3 = 3" or "6 + 4
= 10" etc.
5. Repeat from step 4
6. When the time is up, see which team has the most sums!
It's great to play some loud music when the kids are doing this game! You
could also decide to give 2 marks for longer or cooler sums!!

Math Games to Make Math Fun!
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