Most of the games in Miss Brain’s Cool Math Games only need dice, cards, or pencil and paper. Some games also use printable pages, counters, or coins. You’ll find all the materials you need on this Miss Brain Extras page.
1. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE PAGES
These include game boards, score cards, and math tools like fraction strips or a Hundred Chart. Click on the book cover to download all the printables in that book.
- Hundred Chart
- Bunny Hop cards
- Walk the Plank game board
- Blank Grid
- Shopping Spree game board
- Hundred Chart
- Rounding X’s game board
- Add ‘Em Up score card
- Cross Out Singles game board
- Clear the Deck game board
- Skunk game board
- Penny Nickel Dime game board
- Clippy game board
- 2-3-5 game board
- Fraction Strips
- Pizza game board
2. dice and cards
You’ll need a deck of cards and dice to play the games in Miss Brain’s Cool Math Games. In case you don’t have any, I’ve included links to some of my favorites below.
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A multicolored set of 18 dice–enough that you can lose some under the couch and still have plenty left over for math games.
Giant foam dice are just ridiculously fun. 6″x6″x6″
The Dog playing cards with giant adorable puppy dog noses.
Harry Potter playing cards, because duh, Harry Potter!
3. good to have
I love wipe-off surfaces. I find girls like doing math more, and stay with a problem longer, when they can write in bright colors and erase with the swipe of a finger. And it saves trees.
I also like spicing things up with cool math counters that kids can use as game pieces or to physically show the math (like 16÷3). Here are the math tools and counters I use all the time:
Mini white boards, perfectly-sized for little laps. Making a mistake is no big deal when you can effortlessly fix it on a white board.
My favorite dry erase markers. Quartet markers have vivid bright colors, low smell, and they last a long time.
Print out your back-of-book printable just once, then slip them inside these durable sheet protectors. Write on them with dry erase markers and use over and over.
These laminated Hundred Charts are my #1 most used math tool after white boards. There’s a blank grid on the back, also very handy.
I love using natural objects like these stones as math counters for a multi-sensory math experience.
4. real coins
You will need coins for some of the games in this book. Use real coins. It’s cheaper than buying play money, and real money is way more fun!
Take $7.00 to the bank and ask for: 10 quarters, 30 dimes, 20 nickels, and 50 pennies. Keep the coins in a Money Jar that you use just for games and counting practice.
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