Welcome to the Math in the Middle review games page! Here you will find a variety of interactive games for the middle school math classroom. Some games can be used at any time throughout the year, while many cover specific middle school math topics. You can sort through the games by topic or game type using the filter menu.
Algebra Back to School Review Claw Machine Interactive Game
Looking for a fun, no-prep way to review Pre-Algebra concepts with your Algebra I classes at the beginning of the year? This unique claw machine game is sure to be a hit with your students!
The claw machine game features 25 questions of varying difficulty levels spanning 5 different category topics:
– integer operations
– evaluating numerical & algebraic expressions
– simplifying expressions (combining like terms & distributive property)
– properties of numbers
– writing algebraic expressions from verbal phrases
Each topic has a question worth 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 points. (Harder questions are worth more). You can play with 2, 3, 4, or 5 teams or play without teams if you do not want to play competitively.
Simply click on the screen (or have students throw a koosh ball or small stuffed animal at the board if you have an interactive whiteboard that supports touch) to drop the crane that is moving back and forth. It will pull up a random question from the category it is in front of. Have students answer the question, check their answers by clicking the “answer” button, and award points to the teams. Continue until all questions are asked or you run out of time. Final scores and standings will be displayed when the game ends.