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10 Free Math Logic Games!

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Math Playground is an amazing, free website you can use to enhance your math block! However, there are a lot of games to sift through… Save yourself time and use this list of the best logic games for your upper elementary students!


You can easily have your students access these games by…

  • taking a screenshot of the QR codes below and having your students scan them to go directly to the game

  • clicking on the links below and then clicking on the “Share to Google Classroom” button

  • posting the links on Schoology, Canvas, or whichever online management system you use


1. Red Block Returns


- Summary: move the red block around the grid and place it on the red square

- Skills: spatial reasoning, manipulating 3D objects, geometry skills, & problem-solving


2. Tangram Puzzles (Beginner)


- Summary: manipulate the smaller 2D shapes to fill in the larger shaded shape

- Skills: estimation of physical objects, spatial reasoning, geometry skills & problem-solving


3. Tangram Puzzles (Advanced)


- Summary: manipulate the smaller 2D shapes to fill in the larger shaded shape

- Skills: estimation of physical objects, spatial reasoning, geometry skills, & problem-solving


4. Zero Numbers


- Summary: use addition to combine numbers next to each other; the goal is to ultimately have two numbers that are next to each other and have the same value

- Skills: number sense, operations, algebraic thinking, automaticity, mathematical reasoning


5. The Parking Lot


- Summary: manipulate the cars on the grid to get the red car out of the parking lot

- Skills: making predictions, reasoning, problem-solving, memory, & sequencing


6. Gems Glow


- Summary: connect the matching colored gems by creating paths that do not intersect

- Skills: making predictions, sequencing, reasoning, & problem-solving


7. Liquid Sort


- Summary: manipulate the liquids, so each test tube only contains one color

- Skills: sequencing, reasoning, making predictions, & problem-solving


8. Sum Stacks

- Summary: use addition to combine numbers and create the "target numbers" at the top of the screen

- Skills: number sense, operations, algebraic thinking, automaticity, estimation, & mathematical reasoning


9. Mazes & Keys


- Summary: guide the person to the colored keys, around obstacles, and ultimately to the star at the exit of the maze

- Skills: making predictions, sequencing, memorization, reasoning, & problem-solving


10. Brain Patterns


- Summary: a pattern will appear on the screen for several seconds; memorize the pattern and recreate it after the image has disappeared

- Skills: visual memory, patterns, spatial awareness, & visual sequencing


If you try any of these games with your class, let me know what you think by sending me a message over on Instagram @always.upper.elementary or tagging me in your posts! I would love to hear about how these games worked for your students.


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Happy teaching!


Natalie


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