STEM education is important for all students, but it can be especially beneficial for struggling learners. STEM games can help students develop their math, science, and engineering skills in a fun and engaging way. They can also help students build confidence and motivation, and they can create a positive learning environment.
I designed the Mental Math STEM Games for Struggling Students because some students wanting to pursue STEM careers don’t have the math skills they need to be successful. We can’t make the math easier, but we can make practicing it more fun!
So, I set to work designing a series of games that:
- Aligned to standards
- Are low-cost, easy to prep and only used a few common materials
- Added a sense of fun to learning and/ore reviewing a specific math concept
- Created both a competitive but also cooperative environment for success
- Can be adapted for different skill levels
Each bundle pack contains five different games that are applicable to a specific skill. Each game also corresponds to a particular grade level because of the standards it aligns to, but this may not apply to you based on the skill level of your students.
They also each contain Procedure/Set-Up Tips, gameplay instructions (with examples) and Score Cards/ Game Boards (half-page for STEM Notebooks and less paper) so that you can just run copies and go! They are a great for Sub plans too as they are easy to follow and require minimal set-up.
Mental Math STEM Games for Struggling Students- Cards
The Card Bundle Pack requires a deck of cards for each team. It contains games that help students strengthen skills in number sense, place value, mean/median/mode, fractions, percent, positive/negative numbers, factors and multiples. Need playing cards for these games? Get free playing cards here!
Mental Math STEM Games for Struggling Students- Dice
The Dice Bundle Pack requires two dice for each game. It contains games that help students strengthen skills in multiplication, geometry, equivalent fractions, operations, number sense and decimals. Need dice for these games? Get free dice here!
Mental Math STEM Games for Struggling Students- Spinners
The Spinner Bundle Pack requires a few paperclips for each team to use on the spinner boards (provided). It contains games that help students strengthen skills in multiples, number sense, fractions, decimals, probability, fractions and percentages.
If you are looking for a way to help your struggling students succeed in STEM, the Mental Math STEM Games for Struggling Students are a great option. They are engaging, motivating, and effective. And they can be adapted to different levels of ability, so that all students can benefit.