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Fun & Games with Math

Through a generous grant from the Arlington Education Foundation the Gibbs School was able to purchase a set of math games for school wide use. Through this grant, Fun & Games with Math, class sets of math games have been placed in each learning community with extra copies available in the media center for students to take home to play with their families.

Game play is a fun and engaging way for students to practice fine-tuning their social interactions and emotional responses. Through game play students can practice: helping other players, winning with kindness, losing with grace, and having thoughtful social interactions.

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Available Games

Prime Climb

2-4 players

"Prime climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game designed for 2 to 4 players. Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first to land both pawns on 101 wins the game!"


Set Card Game

2-6 players

"SET is one of the most awarded games of all time! Race to find as many SETs as you can—the player with the most SETs at the end of the game wins! Play SET solo or with as many people as you can fit around the table! Exercise your brain while playing a game!"


Math Dice

2-5 players

"In this captivating 3D math game, players try to get closest to the target number by creating different equations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, even powers. It's a mental math game, and is one of the best ... for kids who like smart games and a challenge. "


1-8 players

"Sumoku is a unique crossword-style game with numbers. Players add up their numbered tiles to a multiple of the number on the die. Scores grow with every connected row and column. With 5 game variations and endless challenges, the fun quickly adds up with Sumoku!"


Absolute Zero

2-4 players

"Absolute Zero is a game that fills the need of a fun way for students to practice operations with integers. Number line confusion as well as adding, subtracting, determining the difference, multiplying, and dividing integers are problems that many students face. The Absolute Zero card game helps students to better understand how negative and positive integers relate to each other and how to find the difference between a given number of integers in a fast-paced, competitive race to get absolute zero!"



1-4 players

"Players add and multiply card values to achieve a winning score in this fast-paced game." "Multiplication and addition skills soar with this exciting card game. Players watch for wild cards that send scores zooming forward, backward, or stall a turn."


Mathological Liar

2-4 players per mystery; 40 mysteries

"Students will love becoming math detectives! Players earn points for solving math mysteries in this entertaining and educational game. In each round, players read about a crime committed and each player receives a suspect's alibi. Players must determine whether the math in their suspect's alibi is correct or not. If the math is correct, the suspect is innocent, if the math is incorrect, the suspect is guilty of the crime."

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1-4 players

"How high can you add? draw a ZAP! card and lose it all! this fun, suspense-filled game reinforces addition skills, builds subtraction skills and develops an awareness of probability and chance." (Available in math class.)

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Division War

2 players

"Division war is an easy, entertaining way to review math facts. Players compete to quickly solve problems on two or more cards to find which has the higher quotient." (Available in math class.)

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