Fourth grade teachers, how do you bring spiral review into your math centers? Here’s a free Thumbs Up game to keep your students thinking, reviewing, and having great math conversations! They’ll use a variety of skills and concepts, all in one game!
What is a Thumbs Up math game?
- A Thumbs Up game is an easy-prep game designed to be played by partners.
- The game has 24 cards, all printed on one page.
- Each card has a mathematical expression for the players to evaluate. Then they’ll decide if each expression is thumbs up/true or thumbs down/false.
- Each player chooses a game board, either “Thumbs Up” (true) or “Thumbs Down” (false). As each card is turned over and solved, players compete to cover all the spaces on their board first.
- This free Thumbs Up game is perfect for spiral review because it centers on converting and comparing, but it also requires your students to do some mental addition and multiplication.
- We all know how engaging games are! Students want to play them again and again, and of course more play means equals more practice!
- Winning a Thumbs Up game is based as much on luck as ability. Therefore, you can have partners of mixed ability work together. I love that! A game like Thumbs Up elevates your struggling students and reminds your higher students that everyone can (and should!) have opportunities to win!
- Thumbs Up games are easy to prepare – just three pages to print! Answer keys are included, too.
How can I use this game in my classroom?
- Add it to your math centers and math rotations.
- Play a game as an alternative to using a worksheet.
- Great for early finishers
- Review before a test on measurement, or before standardized testing
Click here now to get your free Thumbs Up game!
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