Saturday, September 28, 2019

Math Vocabulary Games for the Classroom

Do your students need to learn new words?

Do your students love to learn with games?



Vocabulary games are a great way to get students using new math terms. Engage your students in a fun new approach to learning academic vocabulary. Try one of these games with your students today!

Math Vocabulary Games for the Classroom


1. Vocabulary Who Has It? 

Students in the classroom are divided into two teams. (Just draw an imaginary line down the middle for two quick teams). Students use their vocabulary cards in the vocabulary notebook to ask "Who has it?" Team one and team two choose 5 notebooks to submit from their teams to be used for the game. The teacher randomly picks one definition to read aloud to the class. Team one and team two have to answer with the correct definition's word to win a point. Play continues for 20-30 minutes until at least 1 definition for each student in the class has been read for.

2. Tic Tac Toe

Students use their vocabulary cards to play Tic Tac Toe with a partner. Have students use their vocabulary notebooks to find definitions to read to a shoulder partner. Then their partner must guess correct to put an X or O on the board. Students play until they have won and completed the Tic Tac Toe games.


3. Timed Gallery Walk 

Write Around the Room with Math allows students to move and interact with vocabulary. Set up the vocabulary sentences all over your classroom. Then set a timer on the board. Tell students that they have a limited amount of time to find the most vocabulary sentences before the timer goes off!


4. Twenty Questions Game 

Can you guess the vocabulary term in less than 20 questions? Have students guess is it a shape? Is it a measurement? To figure out what the math term is. This is a fun spin on vocabulary. Students will enjoy trying to guess. This is a great review for a chapter test or end of course exam.


Download the FREE vocabulary cards and try a game today!

Free Math Vocabulary Cards

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