Math Games At Promethean Planet

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by MARK WEST 02/07/16

Math Games At Promethean Planet

Promethean Planet has many games that can be used by educators. Here are a few that are content-specific.


  • Geometry baseball. Review geometry terms and to calculate perimeter, area, diameter, and circumference.
  • Integer products. In dual user mode have two students or two teams compete to be the first to connect 4 in a row. Rules are shown in the notes page.
  • Math puzzles and games. adapted from a traditional book of math puzzles.
  • Multiplication Baseball. - used for a 5th grade math night.
  • Math War. Using the dual pen mode, two students each pull out a card at the same time. The first student to multiply them (or add them) and verbally say the answer gets to put them into their team box. Students can keep score of how many books they win using the score boxes. This can be a great Math Center. If the students are getting too loud, you can modify it by having the first team to write the correct answer win the point.
  • Sum numbers as close to 100 as possible


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