Your students likely have various attitudes toward math—so how can you keep them all engaged? There are plenty of ways to incorporate fun math activities for middle school into the classroom environment.
Middle School Math Games and Activities for Grades 6-8
Check out these six middle school math games and activities below to teach sixth, seventh, and eighth graders about topics ranging from two-step inequalities to estimated square roots. Each of these printable PDF activities, which originated from HMH's Into Math and GO Math! programs, are available for teachers to download.
Activity #1: Magnitude Madness
Students will relate real-world situations to rational numbers, then find the number's magnitude, or absolute value, and graph the number on a number line. We suggest completing this activity as a whole class, or in large groups.
- 1 set of activity cards per class or group
Activity #2: R-A-T-I-O
In this math game for Grade 6, students will create and recognize different ratios. This activity is designed to be completed in groups of two.
- 1 gameboard
- 2 sliders (any small, easily moved items such as paper clips) per group
- 15 game pieces per player (different color for each player)
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