Salute is a fantastic card game to encourage speed and automaticity with basic math facts. This game works with addition/subtraction or multiplication/division. Click to get free printable game instructions.
Modeled after the popular "Escape" games in many cities around the country, this classroom version prompts students to work together as a class to solve puzzles, connect the clues, and crack the code! This is a great activity for the first week of school to encourage teamwork and help students get to know each other and the classroom.