Formula Game

Form equations that equal a number.
Target levelES 3 - 5
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  • Make number sets for each group. The set should contain 2 of each single digit 0-9, as well as +, -, *, and /.


  1. Make small groups.
  2. Give each group a set of number cards.
  3. The teacher gives a number and the groups have to form equations with the numbers as the answer.
  4. Students write the equation on the board.
  5. The teacher checks the equations.
  6. The fastest team gets a point.


  • Give points to the most creative formula.
  • Give points to the teams with unique answers.

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