Domino games are perfect for teaching math strategies in the elementary classroom. You can even combine them with spinners, online versions, and other types of games (like war).
Having multiple sets of dominoes in the classroom will come in handy while using these easy free options in your math lesson plans!
Variation games for playing dominoes
This post from Teaching with Simplicity gives you 10 different games to play with dominoes, including multiplication war, ordering fractions, and adding/subtracting decimals.
Need some new shapes and geometry resources? I bet you didn’t realize that you can download these shape dominoes to win with your math lesson plans!
Grab this game set of dominoes and additional flashcards to practice math vocabulary in a new way. Students will love the novelty of learning in a different way than usual.
If you teach the littles, you know that even teaching the rules for how to play dominoes can be tough.
Instead of tackling way confusing steps, use tasks cards with number riddles to build number sense. Seeing the dots on the dominos really helps to build that math comprehension.
Fact families and dominoes can roll together too! It’s fun to add up the total number of dots to get the sum in a fact family.
Children love that it now becomes a game to find the mystery number!
See this activity and more in this Fact Family Domino Packet preview file.
Online Dominos Game
Want your students to learn exactly how to play dominoes, but you don’t have to means to purchase several sets of manipulatives? This fun and free online version is just the ticket you are looking for without spending funds you don’t have available.
What other ways do you use dominos in your classroom? We would love to here your ideas in the comments below!
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