With Sprouts, students draw a small set of dots and then connect those dots with lines. The first person who can’t make a connection loses.

# Content Area: Math

## Math Game: Heaps

Heaps is a lovely math-y strategy game that requires no more than paper and pencil to play.

## Just How Much Pasta Could I Cook…

So, just how much pasta could I cook in an Olympic-sized pool?

## So… which is longer: a Ray, a Line, or a Line Segment?

Let’s move beyond memorizing definitions and get kids grappling with the fascinating concept of infinity!

## Universal Themes in Math? With Fractions!?

What if we used a universal theme to guide our study of fractions? These *very* big ideas get students thinking about fractions in a new way.

## Using a Classic in Math!?

According to Costello, 7 × 13 = 28. In fact, watch him prove it…

## Could we fit 1,000 kids on the playground? 10,000?

If your students can find the area of a square then, armed with Google Earth, they can also figure out how many students you could pack into your school’s playground.

## Fizz Buzz – A Divisibility Game

Here’s a quick to learn but difficult to master math game. Start with some basic divisibility rules, but then feel free to extend it to any math topic.

## The Coloring Problem

How *few* colors can you use to fill in a map so that no neighboring regions are the same color?

## Thinking Like Equivalent Fractions

Go across disciplines by asking students to write a story about fraction equivalence.