Here are two FREE online math games that come by way of the Oswego City School District. These games provide a great way for students to practice basic addition facts while having fun at the same time. My favorite is called Sum Sense – Addition. In this game students work on creating a math fact using 4 given digits. First, the students get to choose the number of questions they will answer (2 – 99 questions) and the amount of time they get to answer them (1-10 minutes). Once students make their selections, they press start and the game begins.
Next, the students have to fill in a blank equation with the numbers provided at the top of the page (see images below). If they beat the clock they get a round of robust applause.
I have used this game with students before and they become very engrossed while playing. I like it because it makes students think at higher levels since they are filling in the entire equation and not just provided sums.
Another suggestion for practicing basic addition facts 0 -9 is the online game Are you a Math Magician? This link is also connected to the Oswego City School District. The students have the opportunity to answer 20 questions in 1 minute!! Check out both links to practice addition facts.