Football Math Game
To get ready for the big game, you can also get ready to play a football math game!
Draw a hundred-yard grid on a piece of paper like a football field.
Make sets of 20 or more grade-appropriate math flash cards from each child’s textbook. Get a timer – turns last only one minute to solve. If the player takes longer, that player loses a turn.
Create ADVANCE and PENALTY cards (see below)
Toss dice or use a spinner to see who will go first. Highest number wins.
Answer a question correctly and draw an ADVANCE card. After two correct answers, the turn passes to the player or team on the left.
Answer a question incorrectly and draw a PENALTY card. The other player or team takes over.
Game ends when one person or team gets 3 touchdowns.
ADVANCE cards: Make five of each: 5 yards, 10 yards, 20 yards. Make 2 of each: Touchdown, and field goal
PENALTY cards: Make five of each: 0 yards, -5 yards, -10 yards, -20 yards
Use this game as a model for other games in different seasons – basketball math, baseball math, soccer math, etc. Have fun making up question cards!