In this fun and engaging Eights Number Challenge, you must use exactly four eights and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the eight given target numbers. What is the Eights Challenge? Using exactly four eights, add arithmetical symbols between the eights to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, times, …

# Middle School Math

Looking for a fun divisibility rules activity? This collection of free divisibility rules activities and games will make teaching divisibility fun!

Help your students remember their divisibility rules with this free printable divisibility rules chart. It is also available to download as a poster for your classroom.

In this fun and engaging Sevens Number Challenge, you must use exactly four sevens and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the eight given target numbers. What is the Sevens Challenge? Using exactly four sevens, add arithmetical symbols between the sevens to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, times, …

This collection of order of operations puzzles will give your students plenty of puzzling fun while applying the order of operations to a large number of numerical expressions. Each order of operations puzzle is available to download as a free PDF so you can easily implement the puzzle in your upper elementary, middle school, or …

Put your math skills to the test with this Christmas number challenge involving the digits in 12-25. Can you use the digits 1, 2, 2, and 5 to create expressions equivalent to each number between 1 and 25? I was inspired by the great success of the 3-1-4 Pi Day Number Challenge, and I wanted …

Are you ready to take on the Sixes Challenge? You must use exactly four sixes and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the eight given target numbers. What is the Sixes Challenge? Using exactly four sixes, add arithmetical symbols between the sixes to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, …

Can you solve the Fives Challenge? Can you use exactly four fives and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the target numbers? What is the Fives Challenge? Using exactly four fives, add arithmetical symbols between the fives to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, times, and divide symbols, as …

Can you solve the Fours Challenge? Can you use exactly four fours and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the target numbers? What is the Fours Challenge? Using exactly four fours, add arithmetical symbols between the fours to make each of the target numbers. You may use plus, minus, times, and divide symbols, as …

This winter-themed mystery tangram puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable puzzle requires students to graph points on the coordinate plane in order to create a winter image which they can recreate using a standard set of 7 tangrams. When I shared my Christmas Mystery Tangram Puzzle, I had several teachers reach …

This Christmas Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Christmas puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. I was inspired to create this Christmas-themed puzzle after seeing just how …

Can you solve the Twos Challenge? Can you use exactly four twos and your choice of arithmetical symbols to form the target numbers? Even though Twosday (2/22/22) was nine months ago, I still have lots of blog traffic to the Twosday Challenge. I decided it was time to share a version of the challenge that …

This Thanksgiving Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Thanksgiving puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. Puzzle Inspiration I was inspired to create this Thanksgiving-themed puzzle after seeing …

This Halloween Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Halloween puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. Last year, I shared a bat tangram puzzle which many of you …

Are you introducing or reviewing the coordinate plane with your students? Check out these 8 fun and engaging coordinate plane activities I have used over the years with my algebra students to introduce them to the cartesian plane. Coordinate Plane Fly Swatter Game Combine a giant shower curtain coordinate plane with a couple of fly …

This fraction dominoes puzzle asks students to arrange an entire set of dominoes (except for the 0:0 tile) to form six correct addition equations involving fractions. Each domino tile should be considered as a fraction. This puzzle is the creation of L.P. Mochalov. I originally found the puzzle in Mochalov’s Totally Tough Brainteasers book, but …

Enhance fraction skills with an engaging fraction war card game! This game will give your students plenty of practice comparing fractions by finding common denominators.

I’ve been having a lot of fun recently posting these Make 30 Puzzles for my students to tackle on a daily basis. The goal of these Make 30 puzzles is to arrange the digits and any of the arithmetic operations to form an expression that evaluates to 30. For example, the digits 0, 2, and …

One of my high school math students’ most used math reference sheets is this free printable factors chart for the numbers from 1 to 100. I give my algebra and pre-calculus students a copy of this 1-100 factors chart at the beginning of the school year, and we end up referencing them a lot. This …

Print a copy of this prime number chart printable (PDF) which features a visual representation of the prime numbers from 1 to 100. I originally created this prime numbers chart for my pre-calculus students to use as a reference while simplifying radicals. My students used this chart as a quick way to tell if a …

I created this parts of the coordinate plane graphic organizer a few years ago for my beginning of year Pre-Calculus review. As I prepare to teach pre-calculus again this year, I have been looking through my notebooks from previous years. When I saw this page of notes yesterday, I thought to myself, I should really …

I created this order of operations question stack activity to give my Algebra 1 students extra practice applying the order of operations to some rather involved expressions. These order of operations questions are specially designed to expose students to various grouping symbols including parentheses, brackets, absolute value bars, radicals, and fraction bars. I created a …

I created this divisibility rules dice game several years ago to give students practice with using divisibility rules. To play the game, students need to be able to determine if numbers are divisible by 2, 3, 5, 9, or 10. I used this game with 9th graders enrolled in “Math Concepts,” a course designed for …

I really like this order of operations activity that I am naming “Missing Parentheses.” I found it in the textbook Intermediate Algebra for College Students by Karl J. Smith and Patrick J. Boyle (free to borrow from the Internet Archive’s Online Lending Library). Yesterday, I shared a lovely set of 10 order of operations practice …

Today I’m sharing an order of operations practice worksheet based on a set of problems I recently ran across in an out-of-print textbook. I’ve been using part of my Spring Break to look through some math textbooks that have been digitized by the Internet Archive and are shared freely through their Online Lending Library. My …