Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fun Free Computer Games: Math Madness

I am always on the lookout for more fun free computer games that provide excellent math practice.  I recently found a new treasure!  

This game is called Math Madness.  It has a basketball theme and its customization options make it a great game for grades 1-5.  Students can work on addition, subtraction or multiplication and can choose easy or hard levels.  Check this out!

The home screen allows you (or your students) to choose the skill and the level

Here is addition set to easy.  Students move the mouse left and right until they are "shooting" from the correct number.  A simple mouse click releases the ball.

Addition on hard.  This is a great way to work on fluency with double digit addition.

Subtraction on easy

Subtraction on hard
If your students are working on multiplication facts, choosing easy multiplication is the right choice!  They are all missing factor problems so your students are really thinking about division!

I love how the hard level of multiplication encourages estimation and thinking about extending the multiplication facts.   
Can you see your students using this game?