Welcome! On this page, you’ll find all the back-of-the book game boards and bonus pages for Miss Brain’s Cool Math Games.
There are also a few basic materials you’ll need to play the games in this book: playing cards, dice, and real coins. I’ve included tips and links below to help you quickly get everything you need.
1. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE PAGES
Click on the book cover to download the game boards and resources for book 1:
This will open a page with the PDF. Go to the top, right-hand side of the page where you should see an arrow pointing down into a box. Click on this icon to download.
Click on the book cover below to download the game boards and resources for book 2:
Since you’ll come back to these pages over and over again, I recommend storing this file on your computer desktop or another place that’s easy to find. You could also print a few copies of each game board and store them with your book.
In case you don’t have dice or playing cards at home, I’ve included some links below to get you started.
NOTE: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission–at no cost to you–when you buy through a link on this page.
2. dice and cards
You’ll need at least one deck of cards and two 6-sided dice to play most of the games in Miss Brain’s Cool Math Games.
Some games, like “Disappearing Dice” in book one, need up to 6 dice. I recommend having at least two card decks and a set of maybe a dozen dice on hand, in case some go missing.
I find that kids get excited about the smallest things, like brightly-colored dice, or playing cards with fun pictures on them. These small details can make math games even more fun!
You might try these:
- cat lover’s playing cards
- dog lover’s playing cards
- cute, stripey playing cards
- Kawaii animals playing cards
If you search for something like “cute playing cards”, just be sure it’s a regular card deck, and not a special card game.
3. real coins
You will need coins for some of the games in this book. Use real coins. It’s the same price or 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.
There are a few other materials for some specific games, but these printables, dice, and cards will have you ready to go for almost all of them.