BMF Word Problem Game

Best Math Friends is a word problem game for first and second graders where they "friend" different animals answering word problems in addition and subtraction. THIS GAME HAS BEEN IMPROVED (5/18/17)! Now, enter the exact answer, "hear" the problems via narration, and use a scratch pad to figure out the answer.


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It’s not Facebook, It’s not MySpace, it’s BMF, Best Math Friends. Friend as many fun animal figures as you can by answering their word problems. See if you can friend all 25 ! Be careful though, if you answer too many problems incorrectly the game will end. Simply click “correct” if the word problem and answer given by the animal is correct, and “incorrect” if it is not correct. When you are finished, print out a certificate featuring all of your friends!

Best Math Friends is perfect for kids ages 5-7

Scoring Breakdown and Grade Level Equivalency

Score Grade Level Equivalency (+ , and -)
10 1.6
13 1.9
16 2.2
19 2.5
22 + 2.8 (mastery)


Skills Reinforced:

Addition Word Problems
Subtraction Word Problems
Basic Reading Comprehension







Students who finish BMF can print out a certificate similar to the example below: