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Here are some math games, activites, books, and other resources for you and your child to explore.
Times Square This game provides great practice with multiplication facts as players race to be the first to get 4 products in a row on the game board.
Factor Dazzle Players score points for finding all the factors of target numbers set by their opponents.
Table Numbers The player chooses a factor between 2 and 9. He or she is then presented with 3 different numbers, and has to choose the one that is a multiple of the chosen factor. Good visuals; good practice.
Two Minute Warning The player has 2 minutes to answer as many multiplication problems as he or she can. At the end of the game, the computer will show how many correct and incorrect answers the player got.
Pumpkin Multiples The player races to collect multiples of a number. Before your child starts playing, talk about how you can tell if a number is a multiple of the number he or she selected. At the end of the game, the computer will show the multiples: talk with your child about any patterns he or she sees in those numbers. What do the multiples have in common?
Timed Flashcards The player recalls 30 basic division facts. You’ll need to click on a few links to get to the flashcards. There are also links on this page to basic multiplication facts, as well as more advanced multiplication and division flashcards.
Money: Subtraction with Decimal Numbers
Making Change The player finds the difference between a price and the amount of money paid. Then the player shows that change using the fewest coins and bills possible. Talk to your child about some ways to calculate the amount of change mentally. For
example, can he or she add up from the price to the amount paid to figure the difference?
Dig It Players take turns digging in a field loaded with precious stones. The object is to collect as much dirt and as many stones as possible. Players tell the shovel where to dig by using a set of numbers to make a fraction, and then locating that fraction on a number line that runs across the field. The more accurately they locate the fraction, the better their score.
Fraction Feud Players use number “cards” to create fractions that are larger (or smaller) than their opponents’ in a series of mock jousts.
Drop Zone Players add fractions that will total 1 as they race to win 5 points in this action-packed game. Develops fraction sense, estimation, and skill at adding fractions with like and unlike denominators. A winner!
Pizza Party The player selects the fraction that shows how much of a pizza is left on the pan.
Geometry Transformations A cartoon host invites players to move shapes in a sequence of steps intended to review translation, rotation, and reflection. (Nov. Calendar Grid)
TranStar Reflect, rotate and translate in order to move a shape through outer space. (Nov. Calendar Grid)
Strategy and Basic Addition
Killer Sodoku The player fills in a grid of numbers according to specified rules that draw on logical reasoning and basic addition facts.
All Basic Facts
Numberboard In this engaging, puzzle-like activity, the player is challenged to add, subtract, multiply and/or divide a set of 4 numbers to come as close as possible to a target number.
Quick Math The player must select the operational symbol (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) that will make the equation true. All equations are based on basic facts. After your child has played a few times, talk about some quick ways to tell which operation will complete the equation. Your child might be using strategies that don’t involve doing all the calculations, and that is fine: the strategies probably rely on a strong sense of number and operations.
Area & Perimeter
Square Off Children learn more about the relationship of area and perimeter as they create force fields to capture alien spaceships in this fast-moving game.
neXtu Players place shapes on a tessellating game board, collecting points and capturing opponent’s pieces. Math concepts include: Greater Than, Less Than, Tessellations, and Symmetry.
The sites below contain some of the best games for elementary math students. Look through the sites to find other games for your child to play.
Math Books for 4th Grade
Reading books with mathematical themes can help students improve their skills and foster a good attitude toward math. This list will direct you to books that you and your child may enjoy.
Counting & Number Sense
How Much Is a Million?by David M. Schwartz
A Million Dotsby Andrew Clements
Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jarby Mitsumasa Anno
Sea Squares by Joy Hulme (used in Bridges Grade 4)
The Best of Times by Greg Tang
A Remainder of One by Elinor J Pinczes (used in Bridges Grade 4)
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
If You Made a Million by David M. Schwartz
Once upon a Dime: A Math Adventure by Nancy Kelly Allen (used in Bridges Grade 4)
Betcha! Estimating by Stuart J. Murphy
Great Estimations by Bruce Goldstone
Greater Estimations by Bruce Goldstone
Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy
Fraction Fun by David A. Adler
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres by Tana Hoban
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns (used in Bridges Grade 4)
Counting on Frank by Rod Clement
Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz (used in Bridges Grade 5)
Math Games & Activities from Around the World by Claudia Zaslavsky
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures by Malba Tahan
Resources from adopted math curriculum Bridges for Mathematics http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/resources/materials/parents/parents4