PolyGames – Polygon Card Games

How do I say this politely…. I suck at Math :D.  I have all of my life.  So, whenever it comes to teaching Math to my students, I try my best to think of ways to make it fun, creative and overall something to look forward to.  I don’t want kids to feel the way I did whenever Math period approached.  Let’s make our Math lessons something to cheer about, so that kids don’t get lost in the tough concepts.  To start, check out my idea for polygon card games called PolyGames!  Here’s a look:

 

Three fun card games that teach students shape recognition. Polygon War, Memory Game, and Shape Dominoes.
The package contains a set of 3 game ideas, each with their own rule sheets for students (and some information for teachers as well). Also included are 40 shape cards with labels (triangle, hexagon, etc). You have the option of printing in color OR black & white. The cards are meant to be printed on card stock, or placed on a construction paper backing and laminated. This package is great to use during Math centers.

Here is a closer look at each game:

Polygon War

This is a twist on the original card game called “War”.  Instead of the player with the highest number winning, the player who has the shape with the most sides wins!  This game is meant to get kids familiar with recognizing how many sides each shape has.Three fun card games that teach students shape recognition. Polygon War, Memory Game, and Shape Dominoes.

Dominoes:

Here is another classic game, but instead of numbered tiles, students match two-sided shape cards.

Three fun card games that teach students shape recognition. Polygon War, Memory Game, and Shape Dominoes.

Here is a sample of the rules sheets for students:

Three fun card games that teach students shape recognition. Polygon War, Memory Game, and Shape Dominoes.

Memory:

This timeless game strengthens memory skills, while having students search for similar attributes (color & shape).

Three fun card games that teach students shape recognition. Polygon War, Memory Game, and Shape Dominoes.

How do you make Math more fun?  Leave a comment below ↓.

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