Ummmm. . .yeah, needing some practice with basic addition facts in my classroom.
Remember how I said my littles were rock stars at addition?!
I might have been confused.
So. . .there will be MUCH practice coming their way this week.
We're playing FAST FACT (an awesome game using cards - face cards removed - where the dealer places 2 cards on the table and the first student to correctly give the sum (because we're adding) gets those cards - winner is the player with the most cards when the dealer has no more cards).
We're playing MAKE TEN (using cards again - face cards and TENS removed - dealer lays ten cards on the table (face up) - players must say the parts of 10 - ie: 6+4=10 - student gets the set of 10 that they say - dealer fills the spaces created from those cards with cards from the deck - winner is the player with the most cards when the dealer has no more cards).
We're practicing our 3 addend addition strategies using the work mats I shared on Monday and Tuesday.
AND. . .we're going to play POOF!
This game board can be used for anything!
The directions are for math using dice, but you can easily use it with flashcards, playing cards, or for spelling (give the player a word - she moves one space for each letter in the correctly spelled word).
The trick to this is to move right the correct number of spaces (the sum or the difference) - if you hit the end of the path, you then have to move back to the left to complete your turn. You stay on that path until you land on a "POOF" square. When you land on "POOF," you get to drop down to the next path. To make this a little more competitive, use the rule that if a player lands on a space occupied by another player, he sends that player back to start. Oh, the horror! Bwah-hah-hah.
Your littles won't mind practicing their math facts over and over with this game.
Truthfully, they won't even realize that they're practicing!
Image is linked.
If you like it, take it, pin it, use it, let me know how it works for you.
Thanks for the happy thoughts.