# Bicycle Math - 3rd Grade Math Games

by Greg, teacher / tutor
(Nashville, TN., USA)

If we can make math more engaging for kids there's no doubt they will do better at it. 3rd grade math games are great to add to every child's math learning. As a teacher, I know how important this is.

By third grade, most kids ride bikes pretty well, and a lot of them are bombing around. Especially in our fitness-conscious world, communities are encouraging kids to get out and ride more and more, too.

In class, third graders are working on their multiplication, fractions, and division, extending work they started in the early grades. And in social studies, a common third grade topic is the history and geography of your local community. Then in our media, they can read all about the adventures of Tour de France-level speed bikers, tearing up the world’s most challenging routes.

I found this game on education.com. Just copy this address: http://www.education.com/activity/article/bicycle_math/ and paste in your browser.

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 Feb 19, 2010 Rating the great gamyes by: Mariha this was so awesome it really worked for my 3rd grade bro. Thanks 4 the game u found

 Aug 28, 2009 Rating Kinesthetic Learning for Math by: Anonymous I like this game because it blends physical activity with learning. This helps gets kids involved in math learning by tapping into different learning styles.

## Hide and Seek Cards

by Kaila
(Mesquite Tx. United States)

First you make up multiplication, addition, subtraction, or division problems on index cards.

For example: 97+83

Then on different index cards you write the answers for each one. For the above example: 180

Spread out the ANSWER cards on the floor and you keep the equations cards like 97+83.

Get one of the equation cards and say the operation and they need to look for the answer on the floor.

When they get them right put that card aside.

Hope you can enjoy it!

## Around the World 3rd grade math games

by Star Wilson
(Queens, NY)

You have to go against another person and you have to put a card up and who ever gets the answer wins and goes against the next person. If you beat everybody you will win. Can be used for 3rd grade math games or change the questions for other grades.

## Egg Carton Math Facts

by Greg
(Nashville Tn., USA)

This is a game that a lot of kids like playing while learning to memorize their multiplication tables. Not only does it help build multiplication fact skills, there's also some eye-hand coordination involved which makes it more fun and challenging as well.

To play you need an egg carton (without the eggs, of course), permanent marker, and sheet of thin card board.

Number of Players: 2 - 4

Preparation:

Take the egg carton and on the inside at the bottom of each egg compartment, write the numbers 1 through 12 with the marker. You can write them in any order you choose.

Cut the cardboard into little squares, about one inch by one inch. Cut two sets of 12 of these squares. On the squares write the numbers 1 through 12 with the marker. So you will end up having two sets of square pieces of card board numbering 1 through 12 each.

Playing the Game:

Place the egg carton on the floor. From the spot where you place the egg carton on the floor, stand back about 6 feet. You can go back further if you like. Each person will take turns trying to throw the square pieces of card board into the the egg carton. Each player can start with a piece of card board with the same number on it.

You can tailor the game to what multiplication facts the players will solve. For example, each player have the same number on their square card board piece and throw the same piece every time, as mentioned above, or players can throw a different numbered card board piece every time. It's entirely up to you how you want to do this.

The players try to get the piece of card board to land inside the egg carton. Each player takes a turn. If a player lands her card board inside the egg carton, they will then multiply the number that is inside the carton by the number that is on the card board square they threw in the egg carton. They will say the multiplication problem out loud and the answer out loud as well.

If a player does not get their card board piece to land in the egg carton, the next player takes her turn.

If they get the correct answer they score 5 points. If they get the wrong answer 2 points are deducted from their score. You can play up to a certain number of points, say 50. The first person to get that number of points wins the game. Or you can play a certain number of rounds.The person with the most points after that many rounds wins the game.

### Comments for Egg Carton Math Facts

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 Jan 22, 2015 Rating Fun in mathematics by: Sony If we can enjoy the tips and tricks in mathematics we can create mathematical game like this of our own.

 Feb 19, 2010 Rating cool game dude by: shamia i looooooooooooved this math game now my bro learned all his multiplication tables!