*[Photo by fdecomite.]*

**UPDATE**

See the new, expanded games post here:

### Original Post

Over the years, ** Let’s Play Math!** blog has grown into a sprawling mess of 480+ posts, which can make it very hard to find the specific math tip you’re looking for. The Archives page is nearly useless, with the articles organized by month of publication.

Therefore, I’ve begun putting together a *Best of the Blog* page, collecting the all-time favorite blog posts from each category. [It’s done! :D]

And where better to start than with my top hands-on activities?

Skim. Click. Explore. Have fun!

### 10 Best *Let’s Play Math!* Games (So Far!)

**UPDATE:** Check out all the newest goodies in My Favorite Math Games.

- Game: Target Number (or 24)
- Contig Game: Master Your Math Facts
- Math Game: What Number Am I?
- Hit Me! (A Math Game)
- The Function Machine Game
- Game: Avoid Three, or Tic-Tac-No!
- Euclid’s Game on a Hundred Chart
- Math Club Nim
- Game: Tens Concentration
- The Game that Is Worth 1,000 Worksheets

### 10 Best *Let’s Play Math!* Puzzles (So Far!)

~~2010~~2017 Mathematics Game- Tangrams and Other Dissection Puzzles
- May Math Calendar
- Puzzle: Figuring Out Figurate Numbers
- Alex’s & Leon’s Homeschool Puzzle
- Leonhard’s Block Puzzles
- Egyptian Geometry and Other Challenges
- Egyptian Math Puzzles
- Puzzle: Random Blocks
- Puzzle: Patty Paper Trisection

### Other Post in the *Best of Blog* Series

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thanks so much for these lists! we hope to have lots of fun playing math games now! 🙂

(i’m here from the homeschool showcase).

Thanks so for the list. We love the math games we find here and this will make it easy to find a few new ones. 🙂 ~Lori

Thanks for this list – I use it often and forward this link to many other moms! Blessings, Nadene

thank you very much. I like it. I will link to another.

Thank you for this tremendous resource that you have created for teachers!

Do you have directions for making the sphere out of cards?

Take a look at the links below the photo on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdecomite/3611388781/

It looks like there are instructions and templates (for how to cut the slits).

Thanks for this list – I use it often and forward this link to many other moms! Blessings, Nadene

Thanks, Nadine! You may also want to check out my newer games. You can find them all in this post: https://denisegaskins.com/2017/01/07/my-favorite-math-games/