Get your students engaged in practicing 5th grade math standards with these fun and effective spin and answer games! This bundle includes no-prep practice activities that are easily differentiated to meet all of your students’ needs. Just add a paperclip to play! Use these games as small group games, math stations or whole class review. Set up as a fun spinner game, your students won’t even notice that they are completing rigorous math problems.
Spin and Answer Game Includes:
- Calculating and Finding Volume of Rectangular Prisms
- Comparing Decimals
- Ordering Decimals
- Elapsed Time
- Multi-Digit Multiplication
- Multiplying and Dividing Powers of Ten
- Perimeter and Area
- Divide Multi-Digit Numbers
- Adding Decimals
- Subtracting Decimals
- Multiplying Decimals
- Dividing Decimals
- Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide Fractions
- Rounding Decimals
- Standard, Word, and Expanded Form
- Measurement Conversions
How to Play: Students play the game by holding a paperclip on the spinner using the tip of a pencil. They spin the paperclip on the top spinner first and write that number under column #1. Then they spin the paperclip on the second spinner then write that number under column #2. Students use the two numbers to complete the problem and write their answer in the column #3.
What’s the best way to use these spin and answer games?
- Math Centers or Stations
- Whole Group Practice
- Morning Work
- Early Finisher Activities
- Send home to engage students’ families
Tips for Playing this Math Game:
- Read the directions to the students and model how to play.
- Be prepared with paperclips for each player.
- Every student should solve every problem – not just the person who spins.
- Create groups of 2-4 students. The lower number of students means the more focused students are while playing.
- Remind students that the focus is not playing the game but that’s just an added bonus! The focus should be on practicing math skills.
- Show students how to compare and discuss answers. Did you both get the same answer? If students get different answers, ask them to solve the problem using a different strategy or help coach each other through the problem.
Do your students need math practice? Students will be playing a game and will often forget that they are even practicing math skills! Research shows that challenge-based gamification in the classroom leads to an increase of 34.755% in student performance (ScienceDirect, 2020).
The best part? Your students will quickly learn the instructions to play the spin and answer games and will get right to work on playing (and practicing) their math skills. This resource is easy to use and requires very little prep. It’s also printer friendly so you’ll only use black ink!
Here’s what other teachers have to say about these spin and answer games…
⭐ “What a way to engage students!”
⭐ “Easy to use, my students enjoyed this resource as a math fluency review center.”
⭐ “I love how there are many different ways to use this as differentiation!! Thank you!”
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