# Review Math Facts

Is it ever the wrong time to practice math fact fluency with little ones? We didn't think so! With the end of the school year coming up fast, there's no better time than now to review math facts with your students. In our May blog post, read about three easy and fun activities you can do with your class to review math facts for the end of the school year. Let's go!

### Math Fact Review Games

As the school year winds down, you might be wondering how you can breathe some new life into your routine math fact practice. After all, you and your little ones have done all the drills, memorization games, math fact worksheets, and online math practice sessions imaginable this year—and that's fantastic! But maybe you want to mix things up a little bit, especially with all the end-of-the-year energy and restlessness growing by the day.

That's where these math fact review games come in! These activities are super easy and quick to put together, and they are ideal for getting little ones up and out of their seats, moving around, and putting their skills to the test with hands-on math practice. Check them out below and try out one or all of them with your class!

### Leaping Lily Pads Math Facts

Take math facts practice to the great outdoors—or at least bring the "great outdoors" into your classroom with this nature-inspired math activity. Your little learners will pretend to be frogs as they leap from lily pad to lily pad, practicing math facts along the way.

Here's how the game works:

First, decide whether your students will practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.

Then, write out math facts on pieces of green construction paper, green paper plates, or green craft circles. These will be your math fact lily pads. If you want, write the answer to each math fact on the back of the lily pad.

Space out the lily pads in an open area of your classroom. The classroom rug is ideal. This will be your pond.

To play the leaping lily pads game, students will line up to take a turn at the pond. One by one, students will pick their way across the pond by leaping from one math fact to the next. When a student lands on a new lily pad, he or she will state the complete math fact out loud. It should take each student three to four math facts to cross the pond to the other side.

In order to mix up the math facts, when a student takes a turn, he or she must choose a different path across the pond than the previous student. This way, a variety of math facts are being reviewed.

When every student has made it safely across the pond, review all the math facts again together as a class.

### Which Math Fact Is True?

Get all your students involved in this fast-paced math game that can be played in small groups or as a whole class. Students will need to think quickly as they determine which math fact is true. You can play this game several ways.

First, decide whether your students will practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.

Then, write out a variety of math facts on flashcards or larger sheets of paper. Include a mix of correct and incorrect math facts. Make sure they are easy for your students to read at a distance.

If you decide to play the game as a whole class, you can play it "Around the World" style. Here's how it works:

Choose a student to begin the competition. He or she will stand next to the student whose desk is closest. You will show the students two math facts. The student who is quickest to identify the math fact that is true will move on to compete with the next student. Continue to play until the whole class has had an opportunity to identify which math fact is true. If one student wins five rounds, he or she will return to his or her desk and a new challenge will begin with the next students in the sequence.

You can also play this game with smaller groups of students.

Choose a student to be the group leader. The student will show a pair of math facts, correct and incorrect, to the group. Students will compete to see who is quickest to identify the math fact that is true. After several rounds, choose another student to be the group leader. Play until all students in the group have had a chance to be the group leader.

### Math Facts with Classic Game Pieces

Give classic family games a new twist by putting a math facts spin on them! Your students can practice math facts with a variety of classic game pieces, like dominos, dice, and playing cards. Gather your extra game pieces and get ready to practice math facts!

Here's how:

First, decide whether your students will practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts.

Then, use dominos, dice, or playing cards to create math facts. For example, children can roll a pair of dice and add the digits together. Or they can add together the numbers on a domino. Or they can flip over two playing cards at random and add the numbers together.

Practicing math facts with classic game pieces makes for such an easy and versatile review game! Students can practice math facts alone or in small groups, in the classroom or at home. As little ones work with their classic game pieces, they can either write out the complete math fact or say it aloud.

This activity would work great as a math learning center. You could set up a dominos station, dice station, and playing cards station, so students can practice math facts different ways.

We hope you and your class will enjoy playing these math facts review games!

If you are looking for more great, interactive math activities to use for end-of-the-year review time, be sure to check out our collection of digital math lessons on iKnowIt.com