Revision is an important part of any student's education, but it can sometimes be difficult to make revision fun and engaging. One way to make revision more enjoyable is to incorporate games into your maths class.
Here are five fun and engaging games that can help students revise and practice their maths skills:
Maths Quiz Show. Create a quiz show-style game in which students compete to answer maths questions and earn points. This can be done in teams or as individuals and can include a variety of question formats, such as multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true or false.
Maths Scavenger Hunt. Create a scavenger hunt-style game in which students have to search around the classroom or school for answers to maths questions. The questions are given to students at the start of the class and they have to work on finding answers in groups or pairs. The answers can form a special code at the end, which entitles the students to a prize.
Maths Challenge Cards. Create a set of challenge cards that students can use to practice their maths skills. Each card can include a different maths problem or challenge, and students can work through the cards individually or in small groups.
Maths Board Games. Adapt popular board games, such as Monopoly or Snakes and Ladders, to include maths challenges. For example, players could roll a die and then have to solve a maths problem in order to move their game piece. If you want to include a custom made board game, get some editable templates here.
Maths Escape Room. Create a maths-themed escape room in which students have to solve a series of maths puzzles and challenges in order to "escape" the room. This can be done in teams, with each team starting at a different location in the escape room and working together to solve the puzzles and progress through the game.
If you want to take any of these ideas further, get your students to create the games. This will help them deepen their knowledge of the subject because we learn the best when we teach others. It will also give them a sense of importance, as they get to be "the teacher" that day.