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MrNussbaum.com – Online Middle School Math Games

 

These 23 math games are PERFECT for middle school students and cover various skills such as positive and negative numbers, proportions, complex fraction operations, order of operations, and much more

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Dots

 
Background: Dots is a super fun game in which students must use basic math skills along with their memories, to deduce how many “dots” are in the house when time runs out. Students must keep track of the dots as they enter and leave the house. The game is played in rounds and each round is more difficult than the last. Eventually, students must keep track of different colored dots.
 
Skills: Tracking Multiple Events, Memory, Basic Addition and Subtraction
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices.

 

   

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Stock the Shelves

 
Background: Stock the Shelves is a fun way for students to reinforce their skills in using a coordinate plane. The game does require students to understand negative numbers in a coordinate plane as well as positive numbers. The idea is to help a store clerk “stock the shelves” with drinks such as soda and chocolate milk before customers arrive. Each bottle must be positioned in its exact location. Students have two minutes to position all 20 bottles.
 
Skills: Coordinate Plane (Negative and Positive)
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND
Languages (Other than English): Spanish

 

   

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Tony Fraction’s Pizza Shop

 
Background: Tony Fraction is a fun game that reinforces fraction identification, reduction, and equivalent fractions. Students play the role of Tony, a pizza shop owner who must fulfill the requests of his demanding customers. Tony’s customers order their pizzas with odd fractions of topping — not just the traditional “1/2 pepperoni and 1/2 plain.” Tony’s customers routinely order pizzas with fractions such as fourths, sixths, eights, twelfths, and even sixteenths depending on the size of the pizza ordered. Students have five minutes to fill as many pizza orders and possible with the goal of making as much money as they can.
 
Skills: Equivalent Fractions, Fractions Sense, Reducing Fractions
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Mr.N APP | Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND
Languages (Other than English): Spanish

 

   

 

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Cat Around Europe

 
Background: Cat Around Europe is an internet sensation! Students must traverse the European continent using their strategy skills to make sure "cat" gets fed despite the labyrinth of traps and obstacles.
 
Skills: European Landmarks and nations, Gaming Physics
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Cat Around Africa

 
Background: Cat Around Africa is an internet sensation! Students must traverse the African continent using their strategy skills to make sure "cat" gets fed despite the labyrinth of traps and obstacles.
 
Skills: African Landmarks and Nation; Gaming Physics
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Snoring!

 
Background: The snoring elephant is back again in “Snoring. Pirates”. Help the owl and pirate friends to wake up the elephant in this fun problem solving game for kids. Players will need to plan ahead and roll, rock, bounce, and bump to win all the levels on this game!
 
Skills: Pirate Themes; Gaming Physics
Age Range: 9 +
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Death to Decimals

 
Background: You, Fraction Man, have been chosen for one of the most important jobs in the history of the world. Aliens have launched an attack on ten of the world’s largest cities with hundreds of evil, parachuting decimal points. They are threatening to take over the world! Only you and you devastating calculators can stop them by turning them into harmless fractions.
 
Skills: Conversion of Fractions to Decimals and vice versa
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Age of the Angles

 
Background: Age of the Angles is an awesome application designed to reinforce protractor, angle measurement, and angle measure estimation skills. Practice using a protractor to measure angles in the “practice” mode and estimate angle measures in the “play mode.” In the play mode, see how many angle measures you can successfully estimate before exhausting your 100 angle measure limit.
 
Skills: Estimating Angle Measures
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: This game plays on any device
Extensions: Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Teacher Dodgeball

 
Background: Re-arrange the numbers and operational signs to form a correct equation in the time given. Arrange as many equations as you possibly can in two minutes. If you are correct, you will hit the teacher with the dodgeball. If you succeed in making two or more equations, you will move on to a more challenging round. Defeat all five teachers and earn your dodgeball champion certificate.
 
Skills: Solving equations with missing numbers
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: Computer

 

   

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Clara Fraction’s Ice Cream Shop

 
Background: Clara Fraction’s Ice Cream Shop is a fun game in which students have to fulfill customer ice cream orders. Easier said than done! These customers are different from typical ice cream customers and make their orders using improper fractions. You must convert the improper fractions into mixed numbers and apply the correct scoops to each ice cream cone. Make as much money as possible in five minutes. Be careful though. If you fail to fulfill an order correctly, it will cost you $2.00. Clara Fraction is a fantastic way to help students visualize mixed numbers and improper fractions and is one of the only games on the internet that allows students to practice these skills in real-life (well, sort of) scenarios.
 
Skills: Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Computation Castle

 
Background: Computation Castle is a fun game that requires students to use their fractions, measurement, place value, and exponents skills to reverse a spell that caused the royal family to be turned into various animals. Kids love this!
 
Skills: Variety; Exponents, Place Value, Fractions and more
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Languages (Other than English): Arabic

 

   

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Card Sharks

 
Background: This is a phenomenal probability game based on the classic show. In the game, students must use their theoretical probability skills to determine whether cards from a deck are higher than lower than other cards.
 
Skills: Probability
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet

 

   

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Order Ops

 
Background: This innovative game requires students to save seven members of a Royal Family from prison by using their order of operation skills to build stairways leading to their secret cells. Choose your character first and then begin solving the order of operations equation by clicking on the first number, then its operator, followed by the second number. For example, in a problem such 5 + 3 x 2 (6 – 4). The user should click on the 6 first, the “-” second, and the 4 last. Once two numbers and the operator have been clicked on, the program will isolate the problem to solve, in this case 6-4. If the student correctly solves the problem, a second step will appear with the shortened problem: 5 + 3 x 2 – 2. The user would then click on the 3 followed by the “x” and then the two. The resulting problem on the next step would be 5 + 6 – 2 and students would solve the last two problems before successfully saving the first of the royal family. This game is OUTSTANDING practice in order of operations and one of the only GAMES on the internet reinforcing this skills.
 
Skills: Orders of Operation
Age Range: 10 – 12
Play on: This game plays on any device
Languages (Other than English): Arabic

 

   

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Burnside’s Billions

 
Background: You have been chosen by your distant great uncle, Montague Burnside, to receive his fortune of ten billion dollars! For the purposes of continuing his international reputation and legacy, and to make his “mark” for generations to come, Mr. Burnside has specified that his fortune must be spent purchasing all of 27 of the world’s most famous landmarks. He expects you to use your math skills, knowledge of conversion rates and international currency, and your knack for buying and selling at the right times, to complete this mission in forty days. It will not be easy, but rest assured you can save your game and come back to it at any time.
 
Skills: Computation, Converting Currency, Estimation, Profit/Loss
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices.

 

   

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Tipster

 
Background: Waiters at MrNussbaum Family Restaurant have been disgruntled for a while. They have not gotten adequate tips for their exemplary service and are now threatening to go on strike. You have been hired by the restaurant to ensure your waiters and waitresses get the tips they deserve. Patrons of the restaurant are now required to give tips based on the quality of service. Patrons rate their servers on a scale of 1-5 (one being poor service and five being great service)

1 = 5% tip | 2 = 10% tip | 3 = 15% tip | 4 = 20% | 5 = 25%

There are 16 tables at the restaurant. At each table, you can see the service rating and the total bill. You must calculate the tip amount at each table. Your job is to collect as much tip money as possible to avert a strike. If you calculate the tip correctly, the wait team gets the tip, if not, they don’t! You have to collect a total of $100.00 in tip money. Any money over $100, you get for your services. If you make a three errors, the wait staff will walk out and MrNussbaum family restaurant must close!

 
Skills: Calculating Percentages of Numbers, Tips
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet
Extensions: Included on Mr.N APP | Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Best Math Friends

 
Background: 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!
 
Skills: Advanced Word Problems and Problem Solving; Multiple Skills
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: Computer | iPad or Tablet

 

   

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Happy Class

 
Background: The object of the game is to use your logic skills to arrange classroom desks to make the happiest class possible. Click or touch the desks to find out which arrangement makes each student the happiest and which students can and cannot be next to or across from each other. Click “all done” to see which students are not happy and click “current happiness” to see the overall happiness percentage of the class. The goal is to make 100% of the class happy.
 
Skills: Logic, Following Directions
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on any device.

 

   

18.

Temperature Map

 
Background: How well can you add and subtract both positive and negative numbers? Temperature Map requires students to add and subtract both positive and negative numbers in specially-designed word problems to determine the temperatures of ten cities around the world. This game serves as an enjoyable way for students to practice adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, improve number sense, and to learn a little bit about world geography and climate, and each city’s temperature in the game is within the range of its actual normal temperatures in summer or winter.
 
Skills: Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Numbers
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on any device

 

   

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Paper Football

 
Background: Paper Football is a two-player game. Choose your teams and then set the score one of the players wins to win the game. Then, use the meters on the right to enter the numbers necessary to push the football to the other side of the table. Watch out for table cracks that slow down the football (these will mover around, too!) Score a touchdown by pushing the football so that part of it rests past the edge of the table.
 
Skills: Angles, Angles Estimation, Mathematical Problem Solving
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on any device

 

   

20.

Lunch Line – NEW

 
Background: Lunch Line is a fun (and funny) game in which students practice their fractions, decimals, and percentages ordering skills. Students must arrange the celebrities and historical figures in a lunch line based on the values floating on top of their heads from least to greatest. If students arrange all ten correctly, the lunch line will proceed smoothly to the cafeteria in a straight line and they’ll be able to print out a certificate showing the line leader. If figures are positioned incorrectly, the lunch line will stagger crookedly and inefficiently to the cafeteria, thereby angering the teacher.
 
Skills: Ordering Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on any device.
Extensions: Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

21.

Buddy System

 

Background:
Today is a special day. You are going on a field trip! Unfortunately, Mr. Nussbaum’s car broke down on the way to school, and he is unable to make it on time. Instead, a substitute teacher is taking the class. Before the class can leave, each students needs to be assigned a “buddy” to stay with at the field trip just to ensure no one gets lost.

Mr. Nussbaum’s buddy system, however, is more complicated than most! Students are assigned rational numbers and their “buddies” are those with equal proportions. Each student has only one buddy, but Mr. Nussbaum forgot to leave the answer key.

Now, it’s your job to MAKE SURE each student pairs with the correct buddy. Drag and drop the “buddies” with equal proportions together. If you can correctly pair all twelve students, you’ll get to print out images of all buddies happily ready for their field trip. 

 
Skills: Proportions
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices
Extensions: Included on Total Access Math on Mr. N XTEND

 

   

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Whimsical Windows

 
Background: Welcome to Whimsical Windows. It is here, behind one of the 15 windows, where you can find the long lost black unicorn stallion. Each window, however, is locked and only a special equation can open it. To find the equation, you’ll need to look at the relationship between the ordered pairs etched into each window. One equation governs each of the ordered pairs. Such a relationship is referred to as a function. Click on a window and find the equation. If you are correct, the window will open and you’ll discover one of forty possible animated animals. You may find a tiger, giraffe, giant panda, koala, or others such as sabertooth tiger, wholly mammoth, the kraken, white unicorn, and of course the mythical and mysterious black unicorn stallion. The game ends, and all of the windows open when you solve the equation for the window that opens to the black unicorn stallion. 
 
Skills: Functions; Determining Equations for ordered pairs
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices

 

   

23.

Negative and Positive Speed Math

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Negative and Positive Speed Math

 
Background: Just like Ultimate Speed Math, except this game includes both negative and positive numbers.
 
Skills: Operations with Negative and Positive Numbers
Age Range: 10 +
Play on: This game plays on all devices