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Best Math Friends – A Word Problem Game

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Based on This Game:

Print out Lesson Plan (grades 1-2)

  * Associated Activity Sheet 1
  * Associated Activity Sheet 2

Practice using Picture-based Math (online)

  * Best Math Friends (varied word problems for upper grades)
  * Best Math Friends (medium addition and subtraction for middle grades)
  * Best Math Friends (basic addition and subtraction)

Practice using standardized test simulation

  * Basic Addition Word Problems
  * Basic Subtraction Word Problems
  * Word Problems with Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
  * Multi-step Word Problems
  * Harder Multiplication and Division Word Problems
  * Time Word Problems
  ** See all Word Problem Simulations (28)
Print Worksheet (s)
  * Best Math Friends (basic addition and subtraction word problems)
  * Best Math Friends (basic multiplication word problems)
  * Best Math Friends (multiplication and division word problems)
Common Core Alignment
Age Appropriateness/Rationale

Best Math Friends Common Core Alignment

Age Appropriateness/Rationale

It’s not Facebook, It’s not MySpace, it’s BMF, Best Math Friends. Friend as many current celebrities and historical figures(or animated animals for the younger grades) as you can by answering their word problems. See if you can friend all 50 (or 25 in one case) ! Be careful though, if you answer too many problems incorrectly the game will end. Simply click “correct” if the word problem and answer given by the celebrity or historical figure is correct, and “incorrect” if it is not correct. When you are finished, print out a certificate featuring all of your friends!

Best Math Friends is perfect for kids ages 6-12, Grade Levels: 1.4 – 6.0 (apx.)

Scoring Breakdown and Grade Level Equivalency (upper grades version)

Friends Grade Level Equivalency (+ , and -)
15 5.0
20 5.3
25 5.6
30 5.9
35 + 6.2 (mastery)

Scoring Breakdown (basic subtraction/addition – grades 2)

Score Grade Level Equivalency (+ , and -)
15 2.2
20 2.4
25 2.6
30 2.8
35 + 3.0 (mastery)

Scoring Breakdown (medium subtraction/addition – grades 2-3)

Score Grade Level Equivalency (+ , and -)
15 2.8
20 3.0
25 3.2
30 3.4
35 3.6 (mastery)

Scoring Breakdown (very basic subtraction/addition – grades 1+)

Score Grade Level Equivalency (+ , and -)
10 1.6
13 1.9
16 2.2
19 2.5
22 + 2.8 (mastery)




Skills Reinforced:

Converting Numeric Decimals to their Written Form
Place Value and Decimals
Place Value
Decimal and Whole Number Identification



Students earn certificates depicting the faces of all of their "friends"