BINGO – It’s not just for old people
When you think of BINGO, do you think of a room full of senior citizens with their daubers ready to go?
I’m going to let you in a secret.
Whether you are playing for 5 in a row or blackout bingo (complete the whole card), there is just something in the anticipation of whether or not YOUR NUMBER is going to be called next.
Most kids already know how to play this game, and even if they don’t, it’s so easy you don’t need to take a lot of time explaining the rules (unlike a lot of strategy games that come with a tome of rules that make no sense until you have played a few times!).
Practice and Review Math Facts with Bingo
This bingo game is perfect for kids learning their multiplication facts or for review, even up through middle school grades! There is no shame in reviewing the basic multiplication tables, particularly before standardized testing. It solidifies fluency, which allows students to work on the problem solving and not make an avoidable multiplication error when under pressure.
Create Your Own Bingo Math Games
There are a number of websites you can use for personal use to create your own BINGO games. It does get a little tricky when you are creating games for math instead of with words, particularly if you are working with fractions, which can be difficult to format correctly.
Print-Bingo Custom Cards Creator (generate multiple times for enough cards)
Osric Bingo Generator – Simple but gets the job done!
Purchase Pre-Made Math Games
I have made several math bingo games and am open to requests on making more (just contact me).
Or find these popular math bingo games on Teachers pay Teachers
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