The point of "math circles" is to create a math fact using the numbers in the circle. Each number may only be used once.
Here's an example of a math circle.
The math fact is 8 x 9 = 72 or 9 x 8 = 72. You also could see it as a division fact: 72 / 9 = 8 or 72 / 8 = 9.
There are SO many variations of math facts you can create within these circles. You could do addition and subtraction for younger students. You could use exponents. You could even create fraction facts. The possibilities are endless!!
I love anything that gets kids thinking about math. Even my fourth grader, who usually doesn't enjoy math, loved doing these math circles.
I've included a blank sheet below for you to download and create your own Math Circles. I've also included a sheet I made as an example.
If you have any ideas of other ways to use these Math Circles, please share them with me. Have fun doing some Math Circles with your kids!!