Math, Make it Interesting

Playing math games with students gets them accustomed to thinking in a math frame of mind. At the start of my math class, I like to do mental math with my students. No paper or computers allowed; it’s all mental. Here is a sample problem I would give during this exercise.
“Think 2, double that and then square it. Add 4 to that answer then divide 5, add 6 and then double that, what do you have?"
The purpose of this activity is to help students learn quick ways to solve complex problems. This fast-action game not only creates healthy competition among students, but it makes math fun and interesting.