Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Math Games

My class has been restless for two weeks and it's time to break out some games. Tomorrow we will play a game for math! These cards printed nicely as black and white.  I enlisted the help of students to help cut out 6 sets for me, so that I could put them into groups of 4. Then my helpers learned how to play the game and they'll help others tomorrow.

My students used dry erase boards and calculators to play. The calculators were used to  check their work for each other. The calculators keep each person busy while waiting for their turn. The cards are placed face down and the students take turns rolling the die twice (if using one). The first number tells how many cards to draw.  The second number tells how much to add or subtract from each card. While students are solving and writing their answers down, the other players can use the calculators to check their work.  They get to keep cards for each correct answer.  If an answer is incorrect, that card is returned to a discard pile.  Once the pile is gone, the game is over and the player with the most cards is the winner.

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