3rd Grade Fun Math Games

Getting kids to enjoy math with 3rd grade fun math games is the way to go.  On this page you'll find a couple of math games that will give some math motivation to even the math anxious child.

Multiplication Uno Math Card Game

In the regular game of Uno, the object is to be the first player to get rid of their cards.  Players get rid of a cards by either matching the color or the number of the last card placed on the discard pile.

Skills: Multiplication / factoring

How to Play: All you need is a regular deck of playing cards and you're ready.

Each player is dealt a certain number of cards depending on how many players there are.  Deal out the same number of cards to each player just leaving about ten cards left over to place face down in the middle of the table as the discard pile.  Player one begins by pulling a card from the discard pile and placing it face up next to the discard pile.

Player one looks through his/her cards to see if they have a card or cards that are multiples of the card that was just turned over.   If they do, they will then place those card/s on top of the pile.  If they don't have any they have to draw a card from the face down pile.

Buzz

Great for the classroom or a small group and is a good way to get practice with specific fact families like multiplication facts.  Let's say you want the players to get practice with their multiplication facts for 7.   The leader would choose the number seven at the beginning of the game.

The leader then starts the game by saying aloud "1".  The players then begin counting aloud each consecutive number one player at a time.   So the the first player after the leader starts will say aloud "2".  The next players says "3".  The next player says "4", and the game continues in this way.

Since in this example, we chose 7 to be the Buzz factor, when it comes time to say the number "7", the player whose turn it is must say "Buzz" instead.  Any factor of seven, the players must sat "Buzz" instead of that number.  So the numbers 14, 21, 28, 35, 49, 56, etc, must not be said by the players.  Instead they must say "Buzz".

If a player forgets to say buzz or says it at the wrong time, he or she is out.  The last players standing are the winners!

There are lots and lots of other 3rd grade fun math games that your child can and should be enjoying!  Keep in mind that third grade math activities come in many different forms.  There are online 3rd grade fun math games as well as printable math games that kids will also love!


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