# Games That'll Clear Your Concepts Regarding Elementary Math

Math games are an interesting way of teaching this tricky subject. This post contains a couple of games that you can play with the students in your class.

Anju Shandilya

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2019

The Astrolabe Game

The astrolabe has been used since the ancient times to measure the position of the stars in the sky. Sailors also used it for navigation directions. The game is suitable for children of grade 3 and up. It helps improve their concepts of angles.

**Requirements:**

Each student will need the following set of tools:

- An Astrolabe pattern (You can easily download a pattern from the Internet and circulate it in the class)
- A 5 inch square poster board
- A string that is about 6 inches long
- A long soda straw
- A metal washer
- Cellophane tape
- Scissors
- Glue

**Play the Game:**

✧ Ask the students to cut out the astrolabe along its edges. The next step is to glue it on the poster board, ensuring that corner of the astrolabe is at one edge of the poster board. Punch the hole at the corner (90 Degree angle) of the astrolabe.

✧ Now, ask the students to place their eye at the end of the straw that is nearest to the curved edge of the astrolabe and look for the object whose elevation is to be measured. The poster board has to be held vertical with the straw at top.

Guess the Sequence

This is a highly interactive and an entertaining game that is sure to help your students do more math calculations mentally. You make the game even more challenging by dividing the students into 2 or more groups, and making them compete with each other.

**Requirements:**

The basic requirements are a blackboard and some chalk pieces. You can even supply the students with paper and pencils if you want. Beware that this game will also require you to prepare a lot of questions beforehand.

**Play the Game:**

✧ The basic concept of the game is that you write a series of numbers on the blackboard that follow some pattern and the students have to guess the subsequent numbers on the list.