Elementary Math Activities

Get the kids interested in learning math with fun elementary math activities.  Check out our printable Equation Search on this page for starters.

Equation Search

Equation Search is an engaging math activity students will enjoy, especially if they like and are familiar with the classic word search. So far, we've added E

  • Equation Search for Addition up to 20, and
  • Equation Search for Multiplication Facts 
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Skills: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division

What You Need:

Directly below is a printable copy of an Equation Search for Addition up to 20, and a printable copy of an Equation Search for Multiplication Facts. Choose the one that's right for your kids.

Objective: To circle as many correct equations as possible on the equation worksheet.

Playing The Game:

  • Give a copy of the equation sheet to each player. If playing in teams, give one equation sheet to each team. Print Multplication Equation Search
  • Players will use their pencils to circle as many correct equations as possible on their number grid.Tip: It's a good idea to use the colored pencils when a player circles a correct equation that overlaps another circle equation.
  • The numbers that are circled in an equation must be right next to each other.
  • Let the players work for a certain amount of time and when the time is up have them put their their pencils down.
  • Each player counts the circle equations on their sheet.
  • The winner is the player that has the highest number of circled equations. 

Tip: After each player counts the number of equations they have circled, it is a good idea to make sure to exchange the sheets so that the other player/s can double check the circled equations to make sure they are correct.

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* You can tailor this activity to the skill level of your students. For example, if a student is needing practice with addition, have them circle all addition equations.

* Mixing different kinds of equations, for example, addition, subtraction, and multiplication equations on the same worksheet gives kids practice on more than one skill.

More Elementary Math Activities...

Yep, there are even more elementary math activities for you to explore here. Check out the main elementary math games page.

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