25 Fantastic Free Fourth Grade Math Games

Fourth grade math brings lots of new challenges, like division with remainders and decimals. Kids also spend a lot of time with fractions and place value. Teach all these concepts and more with these free and fun fourth grade math games!

1. Make division fun with Remainders Wanted

Fourth grade math students learn to divide larger numbers, often with remainders. In this game, the remainder is the goal! For each turn, students place a counter over a number on the board, then roll the die to see what number they’ll be dividing it by. The remainder is their score for that turn!

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2. Give them a heads up with Factor Frenzy Headbands

Students sitting in a circle playing a math game

Kids use dollar store headbands to hold cards showing multiplication products to their foreheads. Their partners try to get them to guess the number by telling them the factors without saying the number itself.

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3. Strategize to win the Factor Game

The Factor Game with the numbers from 1 to 30 written, some circled (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Write the numbers from 1 to 30 as shown. The first player marks a number (their score for that round). The second player then marks all the remaining factors of that number (which add up to their score for that round). Play continues until all numbers are marked.

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4. Introduce patterns by asking, “What Do You Notice?”

What Do You Notice?  written on a piece of chart paper, with numbers in circles in a diamond pattern

Lay out a pattern problem and ask students to write down what they notice about it on sticky notes. Collect and talk about the notes to see which are helpful in finding the right number to fit the pattern. Award points to correct answers, if you like.

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5. Guess then deduce with Number Pattern Solver

Circle on drawn notebook paper, with some numbers inside and some numbers outside

Draw a circle and set a number range, then tell fourth grade math students you have a pattern in mind. As they begin guessing numbers, write them inside the circle if they fit the pattern, and outside if they don’t. At first, they’ll just be guessing, but eventually, they’ll start to see a pattern emerge.

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6. Toss LEGO bricks for place value practice

LEGO bricks laid on an orange target, with bricks used to represent place value (Fourth Grade Math Games)

LEGO bricks really are ideal for place value activities. Toss the bricks onto a homemade target with rings to represent ones, tens, and so on. Count the studs of each brick that lands on a place value ring, then add them up to get your final number.

7. Build a number, including decimals

Series of challenges for creating a number using number cards

Kids select some number cards, then try to meet a series of challenges like making the largest number they can. Add in a decimal card to up the complexity of the game.

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8. Roll to win Place Value Yahtzee

Place Value Yahtzee printable scorecards

These free printable Place Value Yahtzee boards include differentiated versions for various skill levels. Add some dice, and you’re ready to play!

Learn more: Games 4 Gains/Place Value Yahtzee

9. Use playing cards to practice decimal place values

Playing cards with Decimal Place Value scorecard (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Fourth grade math students take turns drawing cards, competing to build the highest possible number to the thousandths place.

Learn more: Games 4 Gains/Playing Card Decimals

10. Stack cards to learn expanded form

Colorful cards showing numbers laid out in expanded form (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Grab the free printable cards, then have kids roll the dice and choose a card that matches. They build the numbers on the included worksheet to get the total. For extra practice, have them write out the word names too.

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11. Have a rounding practice snowball fight

Crumpled pieces of paper, with one opened to show the number 6,943

Up for a little controlled chaos in the classroom? Write one number on each sheet of paper, underlining the place it should be rounded to. Pass out a few sheets per student, and have them crumple them up into “snowballs.” Allow a 30-second safe “snowball fight,” then have each student pick up a snowball and read the number out loud, rounding it correctly. Repeat!

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12. Multiply large numbers to get Three In a Row

Three In a Row printable math game

Fourth grade math students work on multi-digit multiplication by choosing one number from box A and one from box B. They multiply them together, while their partner checks their answer on a calculator. If they get it right, they place a marker on the free printable board. The goal is to get three spots in a row. (Savvy players will use rounding to determine which numbers to pick next!)

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13. Hold a Quotient Tournament

Rules for playing Quotient Tournament game (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Division problems go head-to-head to see which has the larger quotient. Students use the answer for each to complete the bracket for the next round.

Learn more: Education.com/Quotient Tournament

14. Give Spoons an equivalent fraction twist

Fraction cards laid out with plastic spoons (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Spoons is a classic and beloved card game where players race to match four-of-a-kind and grab a spoon in each round. In this version, they’re racing to match equivalent fractions (get some free printable cards to use at the link).

Learn more: Games 4 Gains/Spoons

15. Get those fractions in order

Get Them In Order fractions game

Students draw fraction cards, swapping them out to build a series of four in ascending order. Learn how it works at the link.

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16. Declare a fraction war with dominoes

Fraction War game played with colorful dominoes

Each student draws a domino and positions it as a fraction. Then they compare the two to see whose is larger. The winning student keeps both dominoes. (See more cool ways to use dominoes for fraction games at the link.)

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17. Connect fractions to learn and win

Connect Four set repurposed with fractions written on the checkers (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Repurpose a Connect Four set to play fraction games! The goal is to match not only your colors, but the fractions themselves. For instance, you need four one-fourths in a row, but only three one-thirds, so there’s strategy involved, too.

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18. Draw fractions without using numbers

Student playing Fraction Pictionary by diving shapes into sections

Can you draw a fraction—without using any numbers? That’s the challenge of this fractions game. Kids can draw single objects divided to represent fractions or be more creative. For example, they might draw three apples and two oranges to represent three-fifths.

Learn more: Fraction Pictionary/E is for Explore

19. Line kids up for decimal practice

Students wearing numbers, lined up with a playground ball used to represent a decimal (Fourth Grade Math Games)

Get fourth grade math students up and moving by assigning them numbers. Draw a six-digit number card, and have another student help them line up by saying things like, “The 9 is in the hundreds place.” Once they’re in line, ask some follow-up questions to confirm understanding. Learn more at the link.

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20. Use plastic eggs to match up fractions and decimals

Plastic eggs with fractions written on one half and decimals on the other

Snag some plastic eggs from the dollar store and write fractions on one half, with equivalent decimals on the other. Kids work to match them up.

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21. Battle with area and perimeter to fill a graph page

Roll the dice to see the dimensions of your next rectangle, then mark it on the board. Try to fill your page completely before your partner does! (Have students write the area and perimeter in each block for practice along the way.)

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22. Go on a measurement scavenger hunt

Printable Measurement Hunt scavenger hunt game for fourth grade math students

Arm kids with measurement tools, then send them off to find objects that match the free printable challenge cards. Once they find it, they also need to convert the measurement within the same system (such as inches to feet).

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23. Play geometry bingo

Geometry Bingo game about lines

Fourth grade math students are learning terms like line, ray, and types of angles. This free printable bingo game is a fun way to do it!

Learn more: You’ve Got This Math

24. Tape off your tables for protractor practice

Fourth Grade Math Games

Use dry erase markers and masking tape to give students lots of angles to explore and measure! If you can’t write on your tables, try using a big piece of butcher paper instead.

Learn more: Cursive and Crayons/Instagram

25. Fold shapes to discover symmetry

Lines of Symmetry board with shapes divided by symmetrical lines

Break students into groups and hand out a series of paper shapes. Challenge each group to experiment with folding their shapes to see which are symmetrical and how many lines of symmetry they have.

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Need some additional fourth grade ideas? Check out the Best 4th Grade Science Experiments and Activities.

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