Photo by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com.
The cold came back and knocked me flat, but there are compensations. The downtime gave me a chance to browse my overflowing bookmarks folder, and I found something to add to my resource page. Princess Kitten and I enjoyed exploring these games and quizzes from Ambleweb.
Math Games by Elementary Students
Each game was designed by (or at least with the help of) 4th-6th grade students at Ambleside CE Primary School.
- Callum’s Addition Pyramid
“Can you open the Mummy’s Tomb?” With three difficulty levels, this will challenge any elementary student’s mental addition skills — and many adults’ skills, too!
- The Table Trees
Practice your times tables, with a twist — it’s not always the answer that’s missing.
- Button Beach Challenge
“A taster of our forthcoming Oddsocks — The Land of the Lost interactive web based mental maths adventure.” This addition puzzle is harder than it looks. I can’t wait to try the rest of the adventure…
- Ambleweb Function Machine
Choose the type of problem you want to guess, or go random for more challenge. My math club kids LOVE function machines.
- The Fractotron
You will have to work fast with this game. The questions are not super-difficult, but it doesn’t give you much time to think.
Test Your Problem-Solving Skills
Challenging mental arithmetic quizzes by the kids at Ambleside Primary.
For early elementary students: “What is half of 10?…”
For middle elementary students: “There are 35 children in a class. 16 are boys. How many are girls?…”
- The Braindrainer
For upper elementary or middle school students: “Is 4 a factor of 106?…”
- The Totally Mental Machine
Random numbers make a new set of problems every time: “What is 15.7 and 4.7 together?…”
- Problems? No Problem!
Includes some geometry: “What is the name of an angle greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees?…”