Math Games for Kids

Games and activities to engage kids in math


  • Ages 3-5 (preschool children)
  • Ages 6-10 (primary school students)
  • The activities are suitable for child-care centers, family child-care homes, primary schools, after school programs, or summer camps

What’s the goal of this kit?

  • Show children that math can be engaging and fun through games and hands-on activities
  • Build a foundation of math skills in younger children

Why is this topic important?

What do I need to know about this activity?

Any volunteer can do these simple, straightforward activities. Although expertise in math is welcome, it is not essential. The activities will be most effective if volunteers…

Activity resources

  • This material is drawn from I Believe in Math, developed by TERC and funded from IBM through the IBM Global Work/Life Fund. Additional funding was provided by the National Science Foundation. For additional hands-on math activities, go to:
  • IBM developerWorks TV has videos that may help you engage students on STEM topics:
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Languages available:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish (L.A.)

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