Students aim to beat the dealer by getting as close to 21 as possible without going over.

99

In this collaborative game, students try to keep the cumulative total under 99 until the deck runs out.

100 Frame Bingo

Students will practice arranging place value to compose two-digit numbers in this variation of Bingo.

2023: Create equations resulting in 1 - 100

Ring in the new year order of operation style by completing this team challenge! Students are challenged to use the digits 2, 0, 2 and 3 only once per equation to create unique expressions for numbers 1 through 100.

Alphabetical Statistics

Using excerpts from books, students predict, collect samples, and compare their findings to make statistical inferences about larger sets of data.

Area and Perimeter

Students use the sum of two dice to create the perimeter and area of shapes on a grid.

Beat The Odds

Get students thinking about experimental versus theoretical probability as they try to beat the odds in this board game!

Build a Structure from 3 Different Views

Students learn how to compare and sort 2D/3D images while using positional and directional language

Card Collectors

Students work in teams to determine the maximum, minimum, mean, median, mode and range of a group of playing cards.

Chain Game

Students create a product that can be sold/traded on the “world market.” Soon enough, the market changes!!

Climb The Ladder

Students multiply two-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers and compete to produce the results needed to fill an entire ladder before their opponent.

Closest To...

In this game, students develop place value comprehension, probability, and social-emotional skills.

Copy My Flag

Students will practice their spatial language as they design and describe their geometric flags to their partner.

Dragon's Den in the Classroom

Students use data as evidence to convince a panel of judges that their project will be profitable.

Draw a Structure from 3 Different Views

Students learn how to draw 2D/3D images while using accurate positional and directional language.

Egyptian Number System

Students explore the Egyptian Number System through a variety of games including bingo.

Estimate the Weight

Students use various strategies to make educated estimations of the weight of everyday objects.

Evens and Odds

A collaborative game encouraging students to recall and demonstrate multiplication facts in order to remove all their game chips before their opponent does it first.

Exploring Food Insecurity Using Financial Literacy

Students use math to explore how explore the factors that influence one’s ability to access food.

Exploring Fractions with a Paper Quilt

Students create a paper quilt and determine the fraction each colour occupies.

Exploring Infinity (Infinity and Me)

Students use math to explore how explore the factors that influence one’s ability to access food.

"Fibonacci" Sequence

Explore patterning and algebra through the "Fibonacci" sequence - something found again and again in nature and art.

Fill Two

Students practice modelling ones, tens, and hundredths, as they race to fill in a grid.

Finding 10s

Students use their knowledge of addition and multiplication facts to create 10s and multiples of 10.

Flip and Ponder

Students are challenged to create, transform, and compare improper and mixed fractions.

Four's A Winner

Students must find the products of multiple factors to get four of their chips in a row, on the game board, before their opponent.

Fraction Action

Get your students in on some fraction action as they strategically create and compare fractions. The player with the most cards is the winner!

Fraction Bump

In this competitive game, students use equivalent fractions to lock in as many fractions on the game board as possible without getting bumped off!

Fractions and Decimals on a Number Line

Students use a number line to understand the relationship between fractions and their equivalent decimal forms.

Fraction War

Students practice comparing values of fractions by considering the fractions’ conceptual properties.

Going for Gold

Students use three cards to try to get as close to 15 as possible without going over.

GOLF

Students attempt to minimize the value of their hand in this competitive card game.

Historical Figures in One Minute

Students generate and analyze data to reveal issues of power, racial and gender inequality.

Hypatia

Students will examine different historical figures in math and be exposed to historical ways of studying astronomy.

Islamic Architecture

Learn how Islamic artists combine imagination and a geometric framework to create patterns seen around the world.

Last Landing

Students practice performing reflections and translations, whilst using cardinal directions.

Lucky 7s

In this collaborative game, students create math equations with various mathematical operations to achieve target outcomes.

Mahjong

Using Mahjong tiles, students practice their combinational thinking by creating various sets to win the game.

Mandala

Students design and construct a Mandala, while learning about its rich history, to develop numeric pattern skills.

Metris: Multiplication + Tetris

Using dice, students work collaboratively to determine the length, width and area of a rectangle.

Multiplication Mania

Children work their spatial reasoning and multiplication concepts in this strategic board game.

Number Riddles (One Riddle, One Answer)

A princess in ancient Persia poses a mathematical riddle to eliminate potential suitors. Explore fractions, place value, counting, multiplication and number systems.

Odds

Using a probability line, students will make predictions informed by the likelihood of selecting a domino that is greater, equal, or lesser to the one in their hand.

Operation ZERO

Students challenge one another as they use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to create equations that are equivalent to a target number.

Order Fractions

Students challenge a classmate to accurately compare and order fractions.

Pattern Block Coordinates

Students will explore rational numbers using the cartesian plane in this interactive barrier game.

Patterns in Lakota Star Quilts (Shota and the Star Quilt)

In this modern story of a Lakota family, Shota saves her apartment from redevelopment by creating a traditional star quilt. Explore patterning, symmetry, number sense, tessellation and proportional reasoning.

Pentomino Battleship

Students practice reading letter-number coordinates by playing a battleship game with a partner.

Perimeter Challenge

Students use square tiles to create various shapes and compare their perimeter lengths.

Perspective Drawing

In this collaborative activity, students draw an alternative perspective to the one they are shown.

Perspective Taking

Students learn perspective taking by identifying the top, side, and front view of 3-D figures.

Planning a Party with Optimization (Moira's Birthday)

When the entire school shows up to Moira's birthday party, Moira must make quick decisions to feed all her guests! Explore data analysis, estimation, and optimization.

Planting Magic Seeds (Anno's Magic Seeds)

After reading Anno's Magic Seeds, students use algebraic reasoning to record and predict linear and exponential growth patterns.

Prime Factor

Students decompose composite numbers and identify prime factors using factor trees.

Pumpkin Math

A 2-part lesson exploring the relationship between a pumpkin's circumference, height, and weight.

Pythagorean Theorem

In these series of investigations, students explore and deepen their understanding of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Quick Draw

In this card game students practice recalling multiples of a number.

Radial Symmetry and Print Making

Students design their own radially symmetrical prints.

Roll ‘n’ Code

In this introduction to coding, students challenge a classmate to recreate a set of coloured squares based on their unique code.

Skunk

Using probability, students must choose between locking in their points or gambling for a higher score.

Skyscraper

Students build and view a series of skyscrapers from four perspectives, ensuring no two towers in a row or column are the same height.

Solitaire Pyramid

Students work as a team to remove all the cards in the pyramid.

Spatializing Area

Students use cutout shapes to understand the relationship between size, area and relevant measurements.

Studying Water: Integrating Inquiry-Based Math, Science, Mapping and Social Justice

An inquiry-based lesson integrating math, science, geography, Indigenous rights, language arts and social justice.

Sum of Interior Angles of a Polygon

In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between the sums of interior angles in different polygons.

Talking Tetris

Students use directional vocabulary to compose and decompose structures on a grid using various 2D shapes.

Terminator

Using factor trees to determine prime factorization of denominators, students practice creating terminating fractions.

Terrific Transformations

Students get practice visualizing and manipulating features of quadrilaterals as they compete to modify a shape using as few moves as possible.

The Soroban

Students learn how to use the Soroban to build number sense and learn about place value.

Thousands Blackjack

In this interactive game, students will use rounding and estimating to get as close to 2100 as possible.

Time and Rice Inquiry (One Grain of Rice)

After reading One Grain of Rice, students build equations and conceptualize the value of large numbers before identifying growing patterns.

Visual Multiplication

Students learn about a way of visually representing the multiplication of multi-digit whole numbers.

Volume and Displacement of Water

Students explore displacement in large volumes of water by experimenting on a smaller scale.

War

Students practice with number magnitude in a simple card game.

Whole in One

Students work with a random assortment of cards, from a standard 52 cards deck, to create whole factions through addition.

Women in Mathematics: Sophie Germain and Elasticity

Learn about celebrated female mathematician Sophie Germain and her incredible work on elasticity.