There are many Game-Based learning opportunities out there. Prodigy Math, Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizalize, Formative, and Socrative are a few examples and there are many more. They all offer similar playing ideas...making learning fun. A new one I came across is 99Math. This is a little different in that it is based on basic math facts/skills. It is similar to the others, but it is a little faster to get going. Teachers do not have to write questions or search for pre-made games. It is basically like playing “Around the World” as a class with the leaderboard aspect like other tools have. Simple, fast-paced, and fun. It is free and allows students to practice math facts in a competitive game style and still give teachers feedback on each student. Check it out!
Play a Game:
Head over to 99math.com.
Sign in as a Teacher and create your account.
You will have the option to import a class using Google Classroom. Use this option and add this year’s class.
Once you have your account you will choose the type of facts you want your students to practice.
Next, you can choose the grade level you are working with.
Now you can choose the type of problem (or other skill) you want your students to practice. You will see sample problems on the right side.
Choose “Play Live” on the right.
You can click the “Copy” icon on the top left and share the link with students with GoGuardian or Google Classroom (it gets them right onto the game without having to hassle with a code) or have them go to join.99math.com and enter the 6-digit code at the top right to join your game.
Once you have 3 or more players you can start a game. Click on “Play with Class” and the game will begin.
The students will see problems to solve on their screens. They click the answer and click the green arrow button to get the next problem. Correct answers have a celebration confetti, while incorrect ones are signaled as well.
Teachers can see progress on their screens.
When the 3 rounds are over they will see their ranking as well as be able to see any of their mistakes.
The teacher will see the overall ranking and overall accuracy.
They will also be able to see all the students’ correct responses as well as their mistakes.
Clicking on “Reports” at the top will bring up individual student progress and which problems they missed.
On the left side, choose a topic to practice and a strategy like you did for the group game.
Click “More Option” below the regular gameplay button.
Click on “Assign Individual Practice”.
Customize to your preferred settings and click “Assign”.
Choose either copy the link or assign it to Google Classroom.
99Math is a fun game to practice basic math facts. It does allow for a competitive nature to rise in kids so know that going in. Some kids do not have strong skills or feel insecure about their performance. Maybe allow them to choose a pre-selected (one known to you) username to hide their real name.