11.124 Math Games Lesson Plans

This is a collection of lesson plans for grades K-12 math teachers who are looking for fun, engaging classroom games that also reinforce skills, build number sense, strengthen logical and strategic reasoning, introduce students to key math concepts, and improve the social climate of a classroom.

These lessons were written by students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), as part of their coursework for 11.124, Introduction to Teaching and Learning Science and Math.

Contact Info:
Wendy Huang, MIT Teacher Ed Program Manager

Featured Game

Game Name Grade Level Game Type Math Content Year Lesson Plan Authors
Get 40
6-8
9-12
Develop skills
Devise strategies
Understand concepts
Number and Operations
Probability
2007 Eric and George
Game Name Grade Level Game Type Math Content Year Lesson Plan Authors
Beano! 9-12
Devise strategies
Understand concepts
Probability
Data Analysis
2008 Leif and David
Get 40
6-8
9-12
Develop skills
Devise strategies
Understand concepts
Number and Operations
Probability
2007 Eric and George
Kindergarten Cooties and Jealous Gentlemen 9-12 Devise strategies Discrete Mathematics 2008 Liz and Dian
Make the Goal
6-8
9-12
Devise strategies
Understand concepts
Number and Operations 2008 Mark and Anisha
Math Rummy
3-5
6-8
9-12
Develop skills
Devise strategies
Number and Operations 2007 Jake and Tamer
Muggins Mania
3-5
6-8
9-12
Develop skills
Devise strategies
Number and Operations 2008 Emily and Tiffany
To Infinity 6-8
Develop skills
Understand concepts
Number and Operations 2009 Meekerley and Annika
Towers of Hanoi 6-8
Understand concepts
Use mathematical notation
Algebra 2007 Evita and Minerva
Triangle Wars
K-2
3-5
6-8
9-12
Devise strategies
Understand concepts
Number and Operations
Geometry and Measurement
Probability
2009 Kevin and Ken