# ENGAGING AND FUN MATH ACTIVITIES

I’m Sarah Carter, a high school math teacher who passionately believes math equals love. Through this blog, I’m on a mission to equip other teachers to create inviting and engaging classrooms where learning mathematics is fun.

I currently teach AP Calculus AB, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics at Coweta High School in Coweta, OK. Over my eleven-year teaching career, I have taught both math and science at the secondary level. If you want to know more about my career in education, check out my About Me page.

## FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

- Game of Sim
- Number Contests for the First Day of School
- Circle Tic Tac Toe
- Ultimate Tic Tac Toe
- Left Center Right Dice Game
- First Day of School Activities 2021
- 40+ First Week of School Activities
- Let’s Make Squares Activity
- Getting to Know You Dice Activity
- Master Designer
- Save Fred Activity
- Ink Stain Matching Activity

## MATH TEACHING RESOURCE INDEX

To help make it easier for math teachers to find resources for teaching various mathematical concepts, I have started to compile a math teaching resource index.

For each topic below, I have put together an index of all the resources I have created for the topic as well as links to resources from other teachers. These additional resources are currently a work in progress.

## MOST POPULAR ACTIVITIES

- 2023 Challenge: Yearly Number Challenge
- 2023 Puzzle
- 13 Free Printable Pentominoes Puzzle Challenges
- Free Printable Factors Chart 1-100
- Printable Multiplication Charts
- 40+ First Week of School Activities
- Exponent Rules Match-Up Activity
- Let’s Make Squares Activity
- Hundreds Chart Printable
- Exponents Chart (Powers of 2 to 9)
- 97 Fun Printable Tangram Puzzles for the Classroom [Free PDF]
- Twos to Nines Challenges

## MOST RECENT BLOG POSTS

- Game of Sim
- Number Contests for the First Day of School
- Right Triangle Trig Formula Sheet
- Goose Pentominoes Puzzle
- Concavity Posters
- Evaluating Trig Functions of Quadrantal Angles Activity: Odd One Out
- Slam Dice Game
- Circle Tic Tac Toe
- Ultimate Tic Tac Toe
- Martinetti Dice Game
- Pythagorean Theorem and Distance Formula Notes
- Paper Plate Angle Spinners for Trigonometry

If you’re looking for a traditional blog reading experience, I recommend checking out my BLOG page. You can find it by following the previous link or by clicking on the Blog Tab at the top of the page. This page will list all of my blog posts (over 1300 of them!) in chronological order with the most recent blog post first.

This blog started as a way for me to make sense of my student teaching experiences in the middle school and high school math classroom. It’s evolved over the past decade to become a way to share free resources for engaging and fun math activities with teachers around the world.

Looking for resources for a specific math teaching topic? I recommend navigating the blog using the tabs at the top of the page or by using the search box. You can easily find and read all of my posts about polynomials, puzzles, or posters this way.

## FREE PRINTABLE MATH RESOURCES

- Right Triangle Trig Formula Sheet
- Multiplication Table 1-15
- Multiplication Table 1-25
- Multiplication Table 1-20
- Factorials Table
- Free Printable Derivatives Formula Chart (PDF)
- Perfect Squares List
- Printable Math Charts
- Printable Blank Multiplication Charts
- Blank Multiplication Chart 15×15
- Blank Multiplication Chart 1-20
- Blank Multiplication Chart 1-10

## PRINTABLE MATH PUZZLES

I am a passionate proponent of incorporating puzzles into the mathematics classroom. Over the past five years, I have compiled a collection of hundreds of free printable puzzles that have been used in math classrooms around the world with students ranging from elementary school to high school as well as adults! You can find out more about how to access these free puzzles on my puzzles page!

- Parts of a Whole – An Equilateral Triangle Puzzle
- Cross Solitaire Puzzle
- Pentasquares Puzzle
- X Marks the Spot Puzzle
- Pyramid Solitaire Puzzle
- H Puzzle from Harry Lindgren
- T Puzzle
- O, T, T, F, F, S, S… Sequence Puzzle
- M Puzzle
- Quadratic Area Puzzles
- Shape Grid Puzzle
- Tic Tac Toe Challenge

## FREE PRINTABLE MATH POSTERS AND CLASSROOM DECORATIONS

My high school math classroom is my happy place, and I love decorating it to display my love of math to my students. I have created many math posters over the years that I am sharing here on my blog. I recommend checking out my entire math poster collection – ten years’ worth of math posters!

- Concavity Posters
- ASTC Trig Quadrant Poster (CAST Diagram)
- Factorial Poster
- Math Valentine Conversation Hearts Posters
- 5 Free Printable Trigonometry Posters
- Equality and Inequality Symbols Posters
- Strimko Puzzles in the Classroom
- Daily Date Magnets
- Puzzle of the Week Poster
- Modular Origami – Sonobe Classroom Display
- Unit Circle Magnets
- Trig Functions Posters

## FUN AND CREATIVE MATH PRACTICE ACTIVITIES

I love creating fun, interactive, and hands-on activities. Be sure to check out some of these activities while you are here!

- Make Your Own Question Stack Template
- Two Truths and a Lie Template – Free PDF Download
- Always, Sometimes, or Never? Resources for Math Class
- Four in a Row Review Game
- Risk Review Game
- I Have…Who Has? Math Activities

## GAMES

Looking to infuse some fun into your math classroom? Check out these free printable games! You and your students are sure to have a ton of fun!

- Game of Sim
- Number Contests for the First Day of School
- Circle Tic Tac Toe
- Martinetti Dice Game
- Divisibility Rules Dice Game
- Pi Day Dice Challenge
- Proof! Math Game Review
- Tic-Tac-Toe Squared
- Teaching Students to Play the Train Game
- TIGO Puzzles
- Absolute Zero Card Game Review
- Make a Million Place Value Game