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Welcome to my Math4Success blog.  I hope to use this blog to share fun and engaging games and activities to help students become mathematicians who love math!


Pi = 3.14 Exploration

Pi = 3.14 Can you prove it?
All you need is a piece of string and a circle.
  • Measure out the circumference with the string.
  • Use this string to measure the diameter…..You will be able to measure the diameter 3 times and have .14 of the diameter left over in string.
  • Try it with all sizes of circles. You can measure the pies you bake!
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    Apple Pie for Pi Day

    This is a great activity for exploration and understanding of pi 🙂

Division Card Game

I just saw this division card game on Games4Gains (who has great math games!). A quick and easy game to practice Division!

Number of Players: 2

1. Grab a deck of cards and remove the tens, jacks, queens, kings, and jokers.

2. Shuffle the cards and deal them face-up in three 3×4 arrays of 12 cards each.

3. Take a small piece of paper to make a division sign and an equals sign between each group of cards, as shown below.

Object of the game:
To be the player to have won the most rounds after 5 rounds of play.  You can change the number of rounds depending on how much time you have to play.

Playing the game:
1. The player whose birthday comes next goes first.

2. The first player takes one or two cards from the first group (those will represent the dividend), one card from the second group (that will represent the divisor), and one card from the third group (that will represent the quotient).  The cards that the player selects must make a correct division sentence.  The player reads the division sentence aloud, and if it is correct, removes all of those cards.  Those cards are now out of play.

  • For example, the player may take a 2 and a 3 from the first group, an 8 from the second group, and a 4 from the third group.  The player may do this to make the division sentence 32 ÷ 8 = 4.  The player says, “32 divided by 8 equals 4” and removes those cards.
4. Play continues until no division sentences can be made with the cards remaining in each of the three groups.  The player who removed the last set of cards to make a division sentence is the winner of the round.

5. The cards are shuffled and dealt again for the next round.  The first player to win five rounds is the winner!

I hope that your students enjoy practicing their division facts with this game!