Fun Math Game To make this more challenging for middle schoolers I was adjust the challenge so that students must create 1 expression using all the numbers, this way they need to consider Order of Operations
Mental Math Tasks can be great for encouraging student to think quickly, critically and to work in groups. Students take turns being the ‘speaker’ for the group. The teacher draws a math problem stick and students are given an opportunity to answer themselves for refer back to their group for help. This task can be differentiated through strategic groupings and allowing students to ‘bring a friend to phone’ with them to answer. This task is appropriate for students in grade levels 3-5.
Students come up with various equations that fits the "Think Math" statement or question. This activity causes critical thinking skills and children can come up to the white board and write their answer. This activity can lead to a matching game or activity.